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: £17,780 for 2018 – 19 school year

 

 

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

 

 

Engagement of all pupils

 

We have bought more new equipment including fitness equipment and cycle/scooter covered parking shelter to enable more pupils to be active outside of PE lessons. We have also created a wild bark adventure area.

 

All children take part in a minimum of 2 hours of high quality PE per week as part of their curriculum learning. At least 68% of the children in the school have also participated in an extra-curricular provision. We have increased the numbers able to attend some extra-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 are a member of the School Sports Partnership programme and have participated in some competitions available to us.

 

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 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.

 

 

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.

 We have also funded the training of an additional member of staff to assist with the teaching of swimming.

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

 

During Sports Week during the 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.

  

Our Travel Plan survey in the autumn term showed that 91% 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

 

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; 93% attained Level 3; 78% attained Level 4; 36% attained Level 5; 17% attained Level 6; and 12% 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.

 

 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.