Sport, Leisure and Outdoor Learning
Cleaswell Hill School offers an extensive curriculum of physical opportunities.
Pupils have access to staff trained in Halliwick teaching methods to support their learning in the school hydrotherapy pool (from September 2019) and community hydrotherapy pools.
Pupils have access to swimming coaching at local swimming pools, receiving certificates and badges for their achievements. We meet the national curriculum requirement to support all of our pupils, where possible, to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
Pupils have access to two trampolines and staff trained in delivering these sessions. Rebound therapy sessions take place Monday-Thursdays.
We have good links with regional coaching schemes including Newcastle United Football Club. Using community facilities such as Seb and Olivia’s den and local leisure centres enables a range of physical leisure opportunities for a large number of our pupils.
Pupils have weekly PE lessons with opportunities for large and small apparatus work, games, dance, athletics, gymnastics, boxercise, individual and team sports. School has access to trained teachers/coaches for many of these activities. Our sporting facilities are outstanding and include an outdoor sports field, all-weather Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) and outdoor gym.
In order to provide the best quality play experiences in school, we have invested in the OPAL programme. A structured process that enables strategic and sustained impact on children’s physical and emotional health and wellbeing and subsequently their learning and enjoyment.