Double success for our sporty school!

During the latter stages of summer term 2016/17, we were invited to apply for the Primary PE and Sport Premium Awards 2017 in participation with Energise, the overseers for the Shropshire schools County Sports Partnership.  If you are unaware, as part of the legacy from the hugely successful London 2012 games is an annual Sports Premium, ringfenced and given to every school each year as a way to fund increased participation and competition.  There are certain pre-requisites that this funding is required to be spent on.  Over the last two years, Mr. Ostermeyer has taken the driving role in focusing on whole-school improvement, and it was in this category that we decided to submit our application.

After collating all supporting evidence, and submitting our application before the deadline, it was then a waiting period to see how we compared to other schools in the county.  We were then subsequently delighted to find out that we were awarded the award in this category and would be put forward to the West Midlands finals, with even the possibility of making the National finals after this.  Unfortunately, we were beaten in the West Midlands finals, but are delighted to receive this hugely prestigious award as recognition for all of the hard work we have put in this area to really drive PE and sport forward as a crucial subject for holistic development of our children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further to this, we have today received confirmation that we have achieved the Sainsbury’s SchoolGames Silver Kitemark award for the last academic year.  We are again delighted at this as it has cemented the good work we have done in the previous year to build upon our aims for increased participation and competition in physical activity and organised sport.  For this new academic year, we will be focusing on achieving the Gold award and are already putting new initiatives in place to achieve this.

Thanks must go to all members of staff, parents and children in supporting the school in this drive for excellence, from picking up from events to the washing of kits following!

As a final thought, is there anything you think we can do to improve this curricula area further? Please feel free to leave comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Donna Tomkins said,

    September 6, 2017 @ 3:18 pm     Reply

    Congratulations

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