Silver Sainsbury’s School Games Mark
The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
School Sports Partnership
During the year 2014–15 our children have had access to more competitions than in previous years. 25% of our children across years 1–6 have represented the school in competitive sports which have included girls and boys football, netball, swimming, multiskills, rounders, kwik cricket, square ball, cross country, tag rugby, dodge ball, basketball athletics and skipping. Our success at these competitions is also improving as our children are developing their fitness and skills base.
Our success in the Telford and Wrekin competition saw us progress to represent Telford and Wrekin in the Shropshire indoor sports festival in tag rugby and basketball. One pupil from Year 4 was also selected to represent Telford and Wrekin in the cross country.
Sports Coach – Mr Butler
As Short Wood values the importance of engagement in sport Short Wood it continues to employ its own sports coach. The impact of having a sports coach for PE at school is already apparent. Mr Butler has been able to form strong links between the cluster schools and develop new competition formats.
Through working with Wrekin College Sports Development Officers we have taken part in family competitions for dodgeball and bastetball.
Through having a sports coach we have developed an increased programme of extra-curricular activities that now work around the annual competition calendar. They aim to develop fitness and to develop stronger sports teams to help us improve at competitions. The extracurricular activities which have been available to our children are: swimming (two clubs one for advanced swimmers and one for non-swimmers in year 6), football, tag rugby, cricket, cross country, climbing, skipping, fundamentals, netball, sports hall athletics and arrows.
Our Year 3/4 Football team has progressed to the semi-finals of the county cup to be played on Wednesday 3rd March.
Coach Butler has also worked alongside staff within school providing CPD to enhance their subject knowledge of different sports.
In addition we have had a specialist coach work in year 6 delivering cricket lessons alongside our teachers to develop their skills and expertise. 60 year 6 children took part in the sessions. This also helped the children learn the rules enabling us to enter a boys and girls team into the Wellington Cricket Tournament.
To support our swimming club the member of staff responsible has completed the rescue test for teachers qualification.
New Extra-curricular clubs.
The school has been able to widen the range of extra-curricular activities to include a non-swimmers club for Year 6 children. The fundamentals club identified pupils who did not take part in extra-curricular activities and who would benefit from physical activity. The club aimed to develop their individual skills whilst highlighting the importance of physical activity in developing a healthy lifestyle
Intra Sport Competitions
95% of our children competed in the annual sports days. Our aim is to continue to develop the range of intra sporting events.
We held our first intra school football competition in the summer term which coincided with the World Cup. The Short Wood winning team was Japan. The teams included children from year 3 to year 6.
The sports premium funding had enabled us to continue to offer a wide range of sporting clubs which pupils are able to attend free of charge.