One of our aims for the 2018/2019 academic year, was for every key stage 2 pupil to attend a sporting event outside of school, either organised through the school sports partnership, club links or wider reaching external competitions.

Within the first half term 38 children had represented the school through cross country and a tag rugby competition. This number soon increased to 136 sporting opportunities by mid-November alone.

Coupled with lunchtime activities and an extensive range of after-school clubs, as well as our Daily Mile and additional stamina training, we were able to achieve our target of a Gold School Games Award

Greater depth and understanding was offered to skills learned in PE by the introduction of intra- competitions at the end of each half term, offering children the chance to apply new found skills to a competitive game situation whilst still in an inclusive, nurturing learning environment.

Our Sports Leaders ensured Reception and Key Stage 1 were active on lunchtimes through varying fun and sporting activities, working to a daily rota to ensure we had an active school on lunchtimes having gained a leadership qualification through the School Sports Partnership (SSP).

Events and achievements

  • Cross country – Phases 1 & 2 (regional finalist representing our district)
  • Mixed tag rugby – 2nd phase finalists
  • Girls only tag rugby
  • Indoor sports hall athletics
  • Dodgeball tournament
  • Primary leadership award (6 pupils gained qualification)
  • Ingleby Manor y6 boys football (winners)
  • Ingleby Manor y6 girls Netball (runners up)
  • High5 netball tournament A & B teams
  • Key step gymnastics competition
  • EFL kids cup football (league winners)
  • Swimming gala (group Tees valley finalists)
  • Club link festival
  • Racquet skills festival
  • Y3/4 football league boys
  • Y3/4 football league girls
  • Wilf Mannion football boys (winners)
  • Wilf Mannion football girls (runners up)
  • High5 netball league A (winners)
  • High5 netball league B (runners up)
  • Y5/6 boys Football league (runners up)
  • Christ the King football tournament (runners up)
  • EYFS skills festival
  • Catholic cup boys A & B (winners)
  • Catholic cup girls A (runners up)
  • Multisport festival
  • Cricket
  • Premier league primary stars participation
  • Daily Mile

In total, we provided over 500 sporting opportunities whilst reaching our target of the whole of Key Stage 2 participating in representing Team Therese. In most cases children represented the school on more than one occasion, which proved to be our most successful year to date for sporting success as we measure success in participation as key, along with the multitude of trophies we won.

After-school clubs

To keep up interest and offer wider opportunities, we offered a different after-school club each half term. This was often based around upcoming competitions or seasonal sports. As well as this we continued to offer intensive and specific coaching to our competitive sporting teams in order to be prepared before competitions/tournaments.

  • Tag rugby
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Multi-skills
  • Fun Fitness
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Multi-sports
  • School football team boys (training)
  • School football team girls (training)
  • Netball team (matches and training)

Lunchtime clubs and sports leaders

As part of our goal to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as making break times more structured for our younger pupils, we created a timetable alongside a play leaders rota to insure we maximised our opportunities to get active. Our play leaders were tasked with targeting our least active or less social pupils to get involved in fun sporting activities.

  • MONDAY – Monday mile (running club)
  • TUESDAY – Talent Tuesdays (showcasing sporting and non-sporting skills)
  • WEDNESDAY – Wicket Wednesdays – (Cricket)
  • THURSDAY – Purple panthers – (Netball Team)
  • FRIDAY – Friday fitness – (stamina and well-being

All these events ran alongside the play leaders existing activities and were often pupil led, with posters being made to advertise in and around school.