Clapham Terrace has been awarded the aPE Quality Mark Distinction in PE, school sport and physical activity. Click here for more information.
At Clapham Terrace our vision is for all of our children to have a good understanding of physical literacy and know:
PE and School Sport are an important part of school life at Clapham Terrace. It helps to promote the importance of physical activity as well as healthy lifestyles and to raise children’s self-esteem. Consequently, PE lessons are carefully timetabled and every class participates in at least two hours of PE each week. Socially and morally, our children have a good understanding of rules, instructions and collaborative learning from their PE lessons. This has supported the high standards that are evident throughout the school.
‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary.’ – Ofsted 2018
At Clapham we value pupil voice and believe in educating our children to become young leaders. Since the introduction of the Sport Premium Funding, we have been able to develop the role of our Sports Leaders in school. This has been a great success. Our Sports Leaders now lead house events each half term and support the training of new Sports Leaders each year. Our Sports Leaders are confident in their role and proud of what they do.
‘Pupils are proud of what they do and are keen to support one another.’ – Ofsted 2018
We value competition and ensure that every child experiences competitive sport at a level suitable to them. In order to achieve this, we participate in a range of sporting competitions made possible by using the Sports Premium Funding. These include the School Games events, intra-school house competitions, local cricket and tag rugby festivals and inter-school football and netball leagues. These opportunities enable our children to become resilient and collaborative learners.
In 2017/18 we enjoyed considerable sporting success with our sports teams. Teams having success included the rounders team, who won the regional finals, the Year 3 and 4 football team who made it to the regional finals and our Year 6 girl cross country runner. We have also had inclusive teams and festival teams, who have represented our school in athletics, boccia, archery and personal best challenges. This has enabled every child to have the opportunity to represent the school.
To strengthen the moral, social, cultural and spiritual understanding that sport can offer, we ensure a wide range of activities are offered to suit all. Every class has many opportunities throughout the year, which have included: skateboarding; dance; cricket; tag rugby; yoga; hockey and freestyle football. This has been very well received and children commented in the pupil voice of their love and enjoyment of school sport and PE.
In 2017, we launched a whole school initiative ‘Active 30’, which follows the Youth Sport Trust’s guidance that every child should be active for at least 30 minutes at school and a further 30 at home. Since then, we have been able to monitor the improvements in activity levels throughout the school day and have seen a significant increase. Our children thrive from increasing activity and therefore we have launched Marathon Kids running initiative to continue this journey.
As well as reporting and celebrating sporting achievements in our weekly assemblies, we celebrate significant achievements at the end of each year. To mark outstanding sporting achievement throughout their primary school life, Sports Girl and Boy are awarded to Year 6 children. Furthermore, there is an endeavour award given to a child who has showed fantastic leadership or development.
For the best three years we have been awarded the School Games Mark, achieving Gold in 2016/17 and 2017/18. This award marks the high level of competitions entered as well as the intra-school competition that we organise, the high level of inclusivity that we reach and our provision for opportunities to attract less active participants. To achieve our vision, our goal is to ensure everything we do is sustainable and supports every child.