Sports Funding

Sports are an important part of school life at Cheddington. Extra funding has been provided to help us offer an exciting range of activities (see below for further details).

Primary Sports Funding

 

Cheddington Combined School

 

Amount of grant received: £8935 for 2016 – 17 school year

 

 

This funding was spent in several ways to improve the opportunities for the children at our school. We bought into our local Sports Partnership and into Sport England.

 

 

Engagement of all pupils

 

We have bought more new equipment including fitness equipment and adventure climbing equipment to enable more pupils to be active outside of PE lessons.

 

All children take part in a minimum of 2 hours of high quality PE per week as part of their curriculum learning. At least 64% of the children in the school have also participated in an extra-curricular provision

 

PE activities also feature in Curriculum Enrichment – including archery and creative dance.

 

Participation in inter-school festivals is by adult selection not ability, and consequently includes all children in the school.

 

 

Profile of PE and Sport

 

We have a Sports Council with representatives from each class who are responsible for promoting sport across the school and for helping to organise inter-house events. They also worked together to compile our current playground games rota, and review it termly.

 

We are an active member of the School Sports Partnership programme and have participated in all competitions available to us.

 

During the year the children participated in 2 KS1inter-school competitions; and 8 KS2 inter-school competitions. This is comparable to last year and reflects our capacity to travel to the venues.

 

We use the Olympic Values in our teaching and as whole school half termly targets.

 

As well as inter-house sporting events we held our annual Sports Week during which children took part in new activities including street surfing, fencing and Par Cours.

 

 

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff

 

We used some of the funding to subsidise a specialist coach from Future Games (a commercial provider) to provide individual training for staff. He also trained all staff in assessment procedures to improve the progression of skill as the children move up the school. The staff rated this training as excellent.

 

Our PE Manager attended the Primary PE Conference and Primary Link Teacher days organised by the Sports Partnership.

 

 

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

 

During Sports Week during the children took part in new activities including street surfing, fencing and Par Cours.

 

Our Walk Once a Week programme continued to be very popular; and we were encouraged by the increased numbers walking during walk to school month.

 

Our Travel Plan survey in the autumn term showed that 90% of the school travel sustainably.

 

All the children received healthy lifestyle teaching as part of Good to be US and the PHSE programme.

 

All children ran a mile weekly. They were encouraged to improve their times over the year.

 

Lunchtime equipment encourages physical activity.

 

 

Increased participation in competitive sport

 

During the year the children participated in 2 KS1inter-school competitions; and 8 KS2 inter-school competitions. This is comparable to last year and reflects our capacity to travel to the venues.

 

Participation in inter-school festivals is by adult selection not ability, and consequently includes all children in the school.

 

 

Swimming

 

At our school the children learn to swim in Y4. The programme is taught be experience ASA qualified teachers and include water safety, stroke work, personal survival, shore based rescue techniques and some water polo activities.

 

This year 87% of the children attained 25M; 100% attained Level 2; 87% attained Level 3; 3% attained Level 4; 58% attained Level 5; 42% attained Level 6; and 18% attained Level 7.

100% of the current Year 6 can swim 25 metres.

 

 

What impact has there been on pupil participation and attainment leading to all pupils developing a healthy lifestyle? 

 

As is already documented all children in our school are actively encouraged to be active and to participate in a wide range of physical activities.

 

Our healthy snack policy and high quality lunch provision – including guidance on lunch-boxes where needed – ensure the children develop a healthy relationship with food. Consequently a very low percentage of children have weight issues.