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 2020-21 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 and Sports Coach to teach PE to each class every day to support the children’s physical wellbeing and mental health; During lockdown in Spring 2021, our PE teacher led live online PE lessons for children in years 1-6 at home and at school each day
From 15th March 2021, we reintroduced our after school sporting clubs to the different age groups.
Purchase of additional PE equipment so that different bubbles could use this equipment in their breaks and during PE lessons.
Raising standards in Swimming children in Years 5 and 6 received one hour of swimming tuition/week during the summer term to allow as many children as possible to meet the primary school swimming requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key Stage 2. For more information click here.
As a result, we have seen:
- Increased number of children re-engaging in a variety of sporting activities outside the PE lessons.
- More children attending a sports club during or after school before Jan 2021 and after Easter 2021.
- 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.
- Children in Years 5 & 6 making progress with their swimming over the summer term.
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 2021-22 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 several times/week to support the children’s physical wellbeing and mental health; to improve participation, run sports clubs, involve more children in an active lifestyle and improve outcomes at competitions (when possible).
- From September 2021, we have reintroduced more after school sporting clubs for children in Reception – Year 6.
- From September 2021, we have started to take teams out from all year groups to compete against other schools in sporting competitions as part of the Tarporley High School group of feeder schools.
- Raising standards in Swimming: we have reintroduced swimming lessons across the school for one term/class each year. We are also planning to train our school staff to teach swimming.