Here at St. Stephen’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery, we aim to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and achievement in the area of PE, enabling them to know:
- more about physical activity and keeping healthy
- more about the physical activity they participate in
- about a range of inspirational international and local sports people
- learn about and understand how to use and apply this knowledge to impact upon their own physical activity, participation and healthy lifestyle.
SportsCool is an external sports provider who will be leading some classes across the school in their PE sessions. They will also help support teachers in their continuous professional development of teaching PE.
At SportsCool we believe that sports education is fundamental to a child’s development and, for over 8 years, we have been working with Primary Schools to enhance the delivery of curricular, and extra-curricular, Physical Education. We believe that every child should have the chance to participate, progress and achieve in sporting activities. This in turn has a profound effect on self-esteem, confidence, motivation, physical aptitude and all-round mental and physical health.
SportsCool use positive reward in everything that we do, our sessions raise aspirations, are accessible to all, and, most of all, FUN. As a result we see the learners that we work with blossom into confident, healthy and aspiring individuals.
SportsCool have revolutionised the way that curriculum and non-curriculum sessions are delivered in schools and we continue to do so as the company grows. Our coaches continue to train in new areas of sports education and take part in continual professional development so that we can offer the best experience to the children and teaching staff that we work with.
Our ethos is simple:
EDUCATE – All of our sessions should be educational for the learners we teach. From healthy living, bio-mechanics through to sport specific knowledge. We progress learners knowledge in every session that we run.
MOTIVATE – Children should want to participate in sport. We build our sessions in a way that encourages learners to do just that. From initial confidence building exercises to fun games and interactive competitions.
PARTICIPATE – Because our sessions are structured in such a way it means we have high numbers of participants. This is great because it is our mission to find a sport for every child that they LOVE…. And who knows they may just take it up for the rest of their life or even become elite in their field.
At St. Stephen's we aim for our teacher assessments to show 90% of children to be at Age Related Expectation within all Foundation Subjects.
Key Stage 1:
Pupils will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They will be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Key Stage 2:
Pupils will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will be given the opportunities to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
After School Clubs with Sportscool