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Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium

Sports Leaders

The aim of the Sports Leaders is to introduce and develop leadership skills in Y5/Y6 by giving the children ownership of increasing the level of physical activity in school. Anyone wishing to be a Sports Leader must complete an application form explaining why they would like to be a Sports Leader and what skills they believe they have. The children then undergo 6 hours of training based on a programme which was developed by the Youth Sport Trust and sponsored by Sainsbury's which was designed to increase physical activity amongst young people in a fun and creative way. The training is based around these four zones of delivery:

  • Xpress Yourself - Creative games
  • Xtreme Challenges - Skill
  • Xtra Time - Games
  • Xercise Highs - Fitness

Being a Sports Leader involves planning and delivering active play times, being in charge of the PE equipment, helping adults set up their PE sessions and referring games and activities. The children create a code of conduct and activity rota which they must adhere to as part of their role. Each day the Sports Leaders offer at least 2 activities to the children in school overseen by our adult Playtime Leaders. It is fantastic to see the playtime leaders develop their self-confidence, communication and team work and the whole school benefit from fun and active playtimes.

Sports Competition Calendar

What is a School Games Gold Mark?

The school games mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools and other educational establishments for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity.

Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics:

  • Participation - how many young people at the school are being engaged in sporting activity?
  • Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
  • Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
  • Clubs - how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?

The following criteria will help all institutions assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the award and, for those schools that can demonstrate a sustained high level of delivery, the Platinum award. School Games Mark is directly linked to a schools engagement in the School Games. This needs to reflect a broad and balanced offer that actively encourages those young people that aren't currently engaged or who are engaged less often. This isn't about provision for a small cohort of young people but needs to consider all the school's population.

Sporting Achievements