Healthy Lifestyles

We whole heartedly believe in the development of the ‘whole ‘child. Academically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Physical development
Physical Education and development is a key aspect of our ethos at school. We provide a broad range of curricular and extra-curricular activities for pupils to enjoy; either as individuals, pairs or in groups. Pupils are encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to understand how this affects their health and fitness.

Our PE curriculum – At Ravensbury,we strongly believe that in order to deliver a high standard of PE, it is fundamental that we build staff expertise and confidence. Children are given further opportunities, through our range of After School Clubs, to advance their skills in a range of sports and physical activities.

We enhance our PE provision through quality activities at lunchtimes. We have our own Coach who oversees the range and rotation of sports activities avaiable at lunchtimes. The Coach and our specialist trained Curriculum Support Assistants ensure that activities allow the children to practice skills learnt in lessons, both at individual and small match levels.

Competition is an important part of P.E. at Ravensbury and we are keen to engage in competition at ‘Intra-’ (within our school) or ‘Inter-’ (alongside other schools) level; so that children can challenge themselves at their level during every lesson, club or competition they attend. We also believe that competition must be approached with a healthy outlook and therefore we encourage and promote good sportsmanship, fairness and respect across all aspects of our P.E.

A Healthy Lifestyle
It is our key belief that children cannot learn effectively if they are not happy and healthy and that learning about healthy choices is a crucial part of growing up. This is an intrinsic part of the school curriculum at Ravensbury School and children are taught about taking care of themselves and their bodies throughout their school life. We actively encourage all our pupils to make healthy choices both around their diet and physical activities. Having a healthy state of mind is a key part of growing up healthily too. With this in mind, we have an extensive and effective programme designed to support children who need a little extra support in achieving this including drama therapy, play therapy and a range of nurture groups and connective play groups.

This year, we are working on developing our school model so that we have been able to acquire the healthy schools logo. This has involved launching a calendar of exciting events linked to healthy schools for later in the year such as healthy lunchbox competitions and a day dedicated to raising the profile of leading a healthy lifestyle. Watch this space!

Contact Us

Ravensbury Community School
Tartan Street
Clayton
M11 4EG

Tel: 0161 223 0370
Fax: 0161 231 9595

Email: admin@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Contact:  Maureen Hughes - Headteacher

Contact:  Jo Wendt - SENCO

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