Investment in Sport

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We are very proud of our children’s sporting achievements and are always looking for ways to give children a chance to try something new.

It’s our pupils success which encourages us to find fresh ways to capture their interest and uncover hidden talents.

A diverse range of after-school clubs, which include tae kwondo and handball, have proved extremely popular. We are regular participants – and winners – at local tournaments and, as a result of our investment in sport, children have fostered a strong sense of teamwork and resilience.

Sports Grant

During 2015-16 the school received £8,000 of government funding to develop the provision of PE.

We have used the budget in the following ways:

  • Membership of Tarporley Sports Cluster – all age groups get to play in competitions with local schools, ranging from cross country to table tennis.
  • New equipment – we teach a wide range of sports, many require specialist equipment.
  • Hiring coaches to provide PPA cover and teach different sports such as gymnastics and basketball, including after-school and lunchtimes.
  • Experience days – such as skipping and yoga workshops.
  • Mini bus travel expenses to and from sporting events.
  • Staff development – eg. gymnastics training for staff in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
  • Subsidised swimming lessons for children in Years 3, 4 and 5.

In 2016-17, we have received £8,000 which will be spent in the following ways:

  • Improved playground facilities – £1000 towards new equipment.
  • Minibus travel expenses to and from sporting events (trying to increase participation from Reception and Y1 & Y2 during 2016-17 in external competitions).
  • Hiring coaches to provide PPA cover and teach different sports to different year groups including the Foundation Stage, training for mid-day staff and play leaders and running after-school and lunchtime clubs (approx £6,000).

As a result, we have seen:

  • Increased number of children engaging in a wide variety of sporting activities.
  • More children attending a sports club during or after school.
  • Pupils showing more interest and enjoyment in sport.
  • Healthier lifestyle and improved fitness.

The table below shows the percentage of children who have represented Oak View Academy in inter-school competitions and attended swimming:

ClassesSwimmingInternal CompetitionsExternal Competitions
Oak (Y6)100%100%100%
Hawthorn (Y5)100%100%80%
Sycamore (Y4)100%100%85%
Willow (Y3)100%100%75%
Maple (Y2)100%100%100%
Cedar (Y1)100%100%100%
Juniper (Reception)100%100%45%