Ambition Winners 2018/19
Curriculum Delivery – Treloweth School
PE co-ordinator, Patrick Shaughnessy, is keen to make use of various resources and schemes of work to help aid teachers in confidently delivering lessons in a fun and active way. The use of physical activity breaks both inside and outside the classroom environment means that children are more focused and ready to learn. Another huge benefit is pupils can use the interactive platform at home, so their parents can get involved too! Staff at Treloweth believe that by including physical activity across the curriculum and making lessons more fun and engaging, whilst getting parents on board, they can inspire young people to make physical activity a part of their daily lives!
Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing – Nancealverne School
As a special school, staff at Nancealverne have worked hard to understand how to engage young people with various needs to promote and encourage an ethos of physical activity for all. After working collaboratively with pupils, they began offering more opportunities for children to be active in a way that suited them, at times that suited them. Not only are children more active, but staff have seen more children playing together and socialising which has had benefits on their wellbeing too.
Diverse and Inclusive – Cubert School
Staff at Cubert worked closely with an occupational therapist to understand how physical activity could have added benefits for those children who access their nurture environments. Head teacher Karen Brown and PE co-ordinator Tom Hyde recognised that by introducing new and exciting ways to be physically active, whilst promoting risk taking and problem solving, children could build confidence which transferred back into the classroom environment. Equally, they wanted to promote the social benefits that activity can bring to children. By allowing pupils to integrate at play times, those who take time out from their usual classroom to access the nurture facilities can socialise with their peers in a fun and happy way. Team building and turn taking is promoted which helps create friendships and includes everyone.
Competition – Trevithick Learning Academy
Staff at TLA aimed to ensure ALL pupils had opportunities to ‘compete’ and represent the school throughout the academic year. They decided to develop existing inter-house provision by opening it up to more year groups in the first instance (Cross Country – Y1-6 & football for Y3/4 & Y5/6) and then adding in more activities throughout the year. They also signed up to a festival program with GoActive where each term selected children were involved in a weekly practice, leading up to a festival involving other local schools. As part of the CSIA primary sports alliance, TLA maintain close to 100% participation in their events. In addition to this, staff also seek opportunities through other avenues, including outside of school hours. For example, the Cotton Wood Mountain biking competition, Cornwall cricket competitions Trannack Cross Country & Cornwall Athletics U11’s cross country. They also host their own football events to increase the number of children able to compete. TLA has hosted a Y3/4 festival, Y5/6 ‘B Team’ festival and a girls five a side event. For the past four years TLA has hosted an event called the Trevictus Games – this is an event for children with SEND and the event has continued to grow to include more children/schools, this year secondary schools were invited for the first time.
Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering – Alverton School
Abbie Dennison PE lead and Year 3 teacher noticed a distinct drop in girls taking part in PE. By working collaboratively with a group of pupils who were interviewed and 'hired' for the role, staff could begin to understand why there was such a decline in girls being active. Abbie learned that girls wanted opportunities to play, try new sports and be active without boys being involved so that they didn't feel pressured or inadequate. They also wanted to try different sports to find what they liked. From this, the GALs were formed. Young female leaders encourage other girls to have a go at new sports; they go on training to enhance their leadership skills and are given opportunities to play without boys present. The benefits have been that more girls are engaged in PE and physical activity, younger girls are inspired to get involved by having positive role models, and an increase in confidence is plain to see.
Community Collaboration – Gulval School
Staff at Gulval rely on the help and support of their community volunteers to help maintain the vegetable patch and look after the animals they have on site. This unique set up allows children to grow, harvest and sell their produce back to the local community so the children get to be involved in every process. As well as this, Healthy Active Lifestyle Co-ordinator Scott Markham has drawn on the expertise of the community around the school to offer high level coaching and help develop and up-skill staff in their PE delivery. By opening the school up to the local community, children are confident in engaging with adults, asking questions and have a wide understanding of the world around them. Above all, these opportunities provide children at Gulval with an understanding of how to lead healthy, active lifestyles.
For the fourth year, Cornwall Association of Primary Heads (CAPH) and the Cornwall Sports Partnership have teamed up to celebrate primary schools who are delivering excellent practice in PE and School Sport.
We are seeking nominations from schools with examples of work that is driving forward one of the six ambitions of the Time 2 Move Framework:
Ambition 1 - Curriculum delivery
Ambition 2 - Physical activity, health & wellbeing
Ambition 3 - Diverse & inclusive
Ambition 4 - Competitions
Ambition 5 - Leadership, Coaching & Volunteering
Ambition 6 - Community Collaboration
We are particularly interested in how schools are utilising their PE & SS Premium funding to do this.
This year a winner for each of the six ambitions of the Time 2 Move Framework will be chosen by the panel and be used as a shortlist for the overall award. A video will be produced of each winning school which will be showcased at the PE and School Sport Conference. Cornish schools attending the event will be asked to vote for the overall 2019 T2M Primary School of the Year Award.
30th June 2019 Nominations close
July 2019 Category winners chosen by panel, schools informed and six schools will be filmed.
1st November 2019 Shortlisted finalists showcased and winner voted for at the PE/SS Conference
1st November 2019 Winner announced at PE/SS Conference