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 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.
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.
- More children attending external sports clubs.
- Pupils showing more interest and enjoyment in sport.
- Healthier lifestyles and improved fitness.
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 will receive £16,000 of government funding to develop the provision of PE.
We plan to use 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).
- Purchase of PE equipment
- Raising standards in Swimming so that more children meet the primary school swimming requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2.