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Vision Statement for the Althorpe and Keadby P.E and Sport Programme

Althorpe and Keadby Primary School believe that healthy, active children achieve more. We want every A&K child to be:

  • competent and confident physically
  • competitive
  • committed to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle

​A key reason why we invest in and value PE and school sport, is the wider benefits we believe it brings in developing the 'whole person' and developing a 'culture of success'.

At Althorpe and Keadby Primary School staff members, Governors, families and pupils understand that competitive sport is not an optional extra; it is a key component in building pupils' self-esteem, confidence, the school ethos and academic excellence.

Althorpe and Keadby Primary School Sports Values are:

  • Determination
  • Passion
  • Respect
  • Self-belief
  • Teamwork

Our PE and Sport Programme in-stills these values, along with the qualities of hard work, commitment, self-discipline and resilience. The aim is for these personal qualities to be applied in all aspects of school life, including in pupils' academic studies, whilst having positive effects on behaviour and attendance.

At Althorpe and Keadby, all pupils are expected to participate in intra-school sport competitions and the vast majority in inter-school competitions.

The Youth Sport Trust is encouraging all schools to focus their attention on three areas:

  • PE
  • Active Lifestyles
  • Competitive Sport

​Nelson Mandela (25th May 2000):

"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does."

What is the Primary school sport funding?

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport, often referred to in the media as a 'Sport Premium'. This funding is intended to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. When asked about the sport funding at it's launch, Lord Coe reflected:

"When I stood up in Singapore in 2005, I spoke of London's vision to connect young people with the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport. By focussing on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people."

In February 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the funding will continue until 2020, emphasising that:
"Sport is so important because it encourages children to be active, lead a healthy lifestyle, make friends and of course, have fun. But quality school sports has benefits that spread right across the curriculum and beyond - it develops confidence and a sense of achievement, it teaches young people how to rise to a challenge and nurtures the character and skills that will help them get on in life."

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