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School Sports Partnerships

The school engages professional partnerships to help the subject leader evaluate, develop and implement the curriculum.

Over recent years, the school has increased its investment in Oldham Council's Sport Development service, which works with the school to implement a high quality programme of sport. This provides us with a dedicated and professional in-school coaching programme in games, gymnastics, dance, athletic activities and outdoor pursuits and, in turn, increases the subject knowledge of school staff working alongside them.

The school buys into the local authority school swimming programme to provide structured swimming lessons to all pupils in Year 4 and 5. The service works within the National Curriculum guidelines to deliver physical activity and increase participation in sport.

By the end of Year 6 all pupils can swim 25m unaided. A qualified dance instructor has been engaged by the school to teach dance to Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils, linked with class topics where appropriate.

Local coaches provide extra curricular sports clubs at the school, which also hosts sporting sessions during the school holidays on a rotational basis with other schools and open to all local primary children.