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PE and School Sport

At Leighton Academy, we pride ourselves on the delivery of the PE curriculum to the whole school and the opportunities we offer for all children to participate at level 1, 2 and 3 competitions.

In July 2018 we were awarded the School Games Platinum Kitemark for PE and we have maintained this status every year since. We have fantastic club participation. A variety of clubs are provided for KS1 and KS2, which focus on encouraging children to be physically active and maintaining lifelong participation. These clubs are taught by specialist PE teachers, class teachers and outside providers (including Sportscape, Crewe Alexandra, On Your Marks Athletics and LS Gymnastics Club).

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Each child receives a minimum of 2 hours of PE a week. PE lessons are taught by our PE Instructor and class teachers. A specialist gymnastics coach and dance teacher work alongside the PE Instructor and class teachers to provide CPD for staff to develop their skills.

The Chief Medical Officer guidelines state that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes each day.  We embed physical activity into our everyday school life through our Marathon Kids incentive, PE lessons, extra-curricular clubs, competitions, and games for all. Class teachers incorporate physical activity into their lessons through active maths and all children take part in active lunchtimes delivered daily by coaches from Sportscape. As part of the Learning for Life Partnership, we have also organised several girlsfootball tournaments and hope to do so again in the future.

We participate successfully in many level 2 games including: football, gymnastics, netball, dodgeball, sports hall athletics, OAA and rounders. Over the past couple of years, we have won several of the Crewe and Nantwich Level 2 competitions including: netball, football, gymnastics and sportshall competitions. As a result, we have qualified and participated in level 3 county competitions in these sports. Further information about our achievements is held on our results board in the school hall.

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