Sports and Clubs
Children at Abbot Alphege Academy follow a varied sports programme designed to teach the necessary skills and attitudes required to play and enjoy sport. A typical lesson includes work on specific skills leading towards a game or mini-game. In addition to our sports field and hard court, we share local facilities including a swimming pool at our partner school in Weston. We also benefit from the provision of high quality professional coaching on an occasional basis from a variety of sources such as Bath Rugby Club.
In addition to this, our children all take part in a ‘daily run’, which helps to develop physical fitness as well as contributing to their wellbeing and mental health.
As our pupils progress through the school they have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities. A number of sporting and creative clubs run throughout the week during term time.
A number of clubs run throughout the week during term time. The staff (and parent helpers) offer these voluntarily.
A letter is sent out at the beginning of each term giving information about clubs for the term. Please discuss with your child which club he/she would like to join then return the reply slip to the teacher in charge of the club. Ensure that your child knows the time and venue of the club that they have joined as this avoids confusion and upset. If the club is taking place after school, please make arrangements for going home when the club finishes. If the club demands practice at home of some sort please encourage your child to do so.
Clubs are a commitment on the part of both the staff and the children. Please ensure that wherever possible your child attends and completes the term. If for any reason your child is unable to attend please inform the teacher responsible. If you are able to help with the running of a club in any way please offer your services. We are always on the lookout for new ideas!
Sometimes staff have other commitments on club nights, e.g. in-service training. In that case prior notice would be given as soon as possible. In the event of bad weather for the outdoor clubs, outdoor clubs will continue but take place indoors. If there is a breakdown in communication please ensure that your child knows that there will always be a teacher available to help with these problems and on no account must a child decide for him/herself to go home or wait outside the school gates alone.