At Christ church school, we know that a high-quality physical education curriculum, not only inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities, but also builds character, respect and a sense of fairness. In addition we know that leading an active lifestyle supports wellbeing, resilience and self-esteem.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
At Christ Church School, children take part in two PE lessons every week. Some of these lessons are delivered by specialist sports coaches who work with us to ensure children are receiving high-quality physical education in a range of fields. We also make use of local sports facilities such as Craven Swimming Pool, Skipton Tennis Club and Sandylands Leisure Centre for some of our PE provision to ensure that children have the space and facilities they need to enhance their experience. Please see our PE long term plan for the range of disciplines and activities that we provide.
We are a member of the Skipton School’s Sports Partnership. We work closely alongside our School Games Organiser to provide opportunities for all of our pupils, whatever their ability, to take part in a wide range of Inter-school festivals and competitions.
In addition to PE lessons and competitive opportunities, we offer after-school sports clubs, delivered by Kanga Sports coaches. Our playtimes and lunchtimes are another opportunity for pupils to get active. We offer a timetable of lunchtime sports activities, some of which are also led by Kang Sports coaches.
We receive special sports funding from the Department for Education for PE lessons and activities. Please have a look at our Sports Premium Grant page to see how we spend our PE allocation.