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.
‘Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers.’ DfE 2020
A diverse range of after-school clubs, which include multi-sports 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.
During 2019-20 the school received £16,000 of government funding to develop the provision of PE.
We have used all of the budget in the following ways:
- Employing a PE teacher to teach PE, train our teams, improve participation, run sports clubs, involve more children in an active lifestyle and improve outcomes at competitions.
- Minibus travel expenses to and from sporting events.
- Hiring a sports coach to provide PPA cover and teach different sports to different year groups especially our younger children in Nursery and Reception.
- Membership of Tarporley Sports Cluster – all age groups get to play in competitions with local schools, ranging from cross country to tag-rugby.
- New equipment – we teach a wide range of sports, many require specialist equipment.
- Daily PE lessons for all classes on their return in June 2020 to increase personal fitness and encourage children to develop their social skills through games following lockdown.
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 before the pandemic.
- More children attending external sports clubs when available.
- Pupils showing more interest and enjoyment in sport.
- Before the pandemic: Healthier lifestyles and improved fitness – and for some children a return to previous fitness levels after lockdown.
The table below shows the percentage of children who have represented Oak View Academy in inter-school competitions and attended swimming:
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During 2020-21 the school is receiving £16,000 of government funding to develop the provision of PE.
We are using the budget in the following ways:
- Employing a PE and Sports Coach to teach PE to each class every day to support the children’s physical wellbeing and mental health; to improve participation, run sports clubs (when possible), involve more children in an active lifestyle and improve outcomes at competitions (when possible).
- During lockdown in Spring 2021, our PE teacher has led live online PE lessons for children in years 1-6 at home and at school each day.
- From 15th March 2021, we have reintroduced our after school sporting clubs.
- Purchase of PE equipment
- Raising standards in Swimming when the local pool reopens so that as many children as possible meet the primary school swimming requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2.