What is PE like at OLI?

At OLI we have a great provision for PE and Sport. We have a hall equipped with gymnastics apparatus as well as equipment to suit the National Curriculum, from dance through to invasion games.

Through the PE Premium we have a silver membership package from Liverpool School Sports Partnership which helps us to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. This includes increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. The package allows our children to compete in competitions against other schools as well as Continual Professional Development for all our staff.

We have a highly qualified coach from Liverpool School Sports Partnership who supports, and team teaches with our staff to ensure we deliver a high quality PE curriculum. The children also access dance in the curriculum with our specialist dance teacher, who links wider curriculum themes to their lessons, culminating in an end of topic performance which parents are invited to.

A wide range of skills are covered through a variety of sports ensuring maximum coverage of the National Curriculum. Children, from Year 2 – 6, also take swimming lessons at Everton Park. We also buy into ‘top-up’ swimming lessons, for our Year 6 pupils, to help them to achieve swimming at least 25m, through focused coaching in smaller groups.

The Government aim for all children to be able to swim at least 25m, when they leave Year 6. In June 2017, after top-up swimming lessons, 84% of our Year 6 children achieved the expected standard of 25m.