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: £17,700 for 2019 – 20 school year

 

 

This funding was spent in several ways to improve the opportunities for the children at our school. A large proportion of the funding has been carried forward as the school is looking to install a daily mile track, which will require considerable ground works due to the nature of the subsoil. This will enable more frequent mile runs safely on-site. Due to the pandemic the customary whole school off-site run cannot currently take place, so this project is being fast-tracked.

 

 

Engagement of all pupils

 

We bought in skilled staff from our external provider to run a number of additional curricular provision activities for the children.

 

All children take part in a minimum of 2 hours of high quality PE per week as part of their curriculum learning. At least 70% of the children in the school have also participated in an extra-curricular provision. We have increased the numbers able to attend some additional curricular activities run by school staff.

 

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

 

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

 

As well as inter-house sporting events we would have held our annual Sports Week during which children took part in new activities including archery, ball skills with outreach workers from MK Dons, assault course with PT officers from the local RAF, tennis with a qualified coach from the local Tennis Club, Metafit, circuit training and Par Cours. Sadly this was not possible this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

 

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff

We have enabled more children to participate in some extra curricular activities by up-skilling and paying support staff to work with the teachers.

 

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

Had Sports Week been able to go ahead, the children would have taken part in a range of activities including archery, ball skills with outreach workers from MK Dons, assault course with PT officers from the local RAF, tennis with a qualified coach from the local Tennis Club, Metafit, circuit training and Par Cours.

  

Our Travel Plan survey in the autumn term showed that over 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 whilst school was open. They were encouraged to improve their times over the year.

 

Lunchtime equipment encourages physical activity.

 

 

Increased participation in competitive sport

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 by experienced ASA qualified teachers and includes water safety, stroke work, personal survival, shore based rescue techniques and some water polo activities.

This year 90% of the children attained 25M; 100% attained Level 2; 81% attained Level 3; 78% attained Level 4; 18% attained Level 5; and 18% attained Level 6.

97% of the current Year 6 can swim 25 metres. (The one child who was not confident could not attain this due to the pandemic curtailing our programme.)

 

 

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.

 

 The National Child Measurement Programme statistics show that the number of children classified as overweight or obese in our Y6 continues to be below both national and local averages. This is a reflection of the teaching and encouragement to participate in physical activity our school activity provides.