In recognition of the fantastic amount of sport and activity St Ambrose children engage and succeed in, the school has again achieved the School Games Mark Gold.
Our school is fortunate to have a good size hall, but also two tennis courts as well as a basketball court on which to enjoy our PE and sport, which is a strength of the school, both as part of the curriculum and in extended learning opportunities. The children have many opportunities to learn new physical skills and games and to take part in sports festivals and also competitive sports. We are very active members of the LSSP, who collaborate with our local schools and enjoy many opportunities to enjoy learning and tournaments together. The school regularly competes in many events, including athletics, football, cricket, gymnastics, basketball, dodgeball, tennis, hockey, plus many more.
The Sports Premium £16K in 2022-23 is being spent on a wide range of initiatives:
The Government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and Sports in primary schools, additional funding has been made available. This funding (provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport) is being allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and, therefore, can only be spent on the provision of PE and sports in schools.
At St. Ambrose Catholic Primary School, we believe that sport plays an important part as it contributes to the health and wellbeing of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with academic standards.
We constantly strive to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sports. Our priorities mean that the funding for this year will:
- Develop staff expertise in teaching gymnastics, dance and invasion games skills through providing additional training and professional development and covering classes to enable teachers to do this.
- Continue to provide quality specialist coaches for teaching some PE lessons across the school.
- Increase participation in sports through the provision of additional before-school and lunchtime ‘get active’ clubs.
- Purchase additional PE resources to enable a wider and ‘new’ range of sports.
- Provide additional swimming lessons for other classes in KS2 to ensure all children are able to swim the statutory 25 metres by the end of Year 6.
At St Ambrose, we have always been committed to providing children with excellent sporting provision, as demonstrated by the recent awards of Sports Mark Gold.
You can read our Sports Premium impact report (2021-22) and plan for this year here.
Our children are able to take part in many different sporting events each year. Many of these are organised by the LSSP, as many of these competitions form part of the Sports Mark programme. Below are some of the events that St Ambrose Catholic Primary school aim to take part in or has taken part in this school year.
Indoor Athletics – Year 5/6
Cross Country- KS2
Gymnastics – Year 2 and Year 4
Basketball – Year 5/6
Quicksticks (Hockey) – Year 3/4
Liverpool Schools FA League – Year 5/6
New Age Curling – KS2
Dodgeball – Year 5/6
Tri-Golf – KS2
Y6 Quick Cricket
Table tennis Year 5/6
Track and field Athletics- KS2
Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity. We believe that children leave our school equipped to enjoy sports for all its health and social benefits. Those who relish the competitive element gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.