We are celebrating the successful reaccreditation of the AfPE Quality Mark with DISTINCTION!
afPE Quality Mark for Physical Education & Sport - Distinction
Thank you for your re-application for the Quality Mark for Physical Education & Sport award.
The assessment panel has considered your application, together with the feedback from the validation visit, and afPE is delighted to award your school the Quality Mark with Distinction for ‘demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education and Sport’.
Your award is valid for three years, commencing December 2016.
The panel was extremely impressed by the status of physical education and sport in your school which is obviously as a direct result of your leadership and management.
Your pursuit of excellence is demonstrated by your uncompromising and highly successful drive to improve and maintain the highest levels of achievement and personal development for all pupils in Sandal Castle School.
The fact that you have been awarded quality mark with distinction again is testament to the sustainability of this over a period of time. You have also empowered the subject leader and others in the PE Faculty to support and develop colleagues to know what to teach and how to teach it well.
You will receive a certificate, an engraved plaque and your school will also be listed on the afPE Quality Mark webpage. In addition the Association will submit a report to the Department for Education (DfE) which will include details of the successful applicants. There is always a possibility that a representative from the DfE or Sport England may wish to visit your school.
On behalf of the Association, I would like to offer you our congratulations on the successful renewal of your award.
afPE Strategic Lead
Welcome to our PE, Health and Wellbeing pages.
At Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School, we firmly believe that every child is entitled to a high quality curriculum which places their physical, social, cognitive and emotional needs at the core of its purpose. Within our curriculum and extra curricular entitlement, a fully inclusive programme of PE, swimming and sport features prominently. Children are encouraged to participate in a wide range of after school clubs and our Easter and Summer Sports Camp opportunities are proving to be very popular. Our after school clubs remain free of charge.
Association for PE Filming
We are delighted to have been chosen by the AfPE to be their feature school in the new DVD, 'High Quality PE'. Filming will take place on the 24th and 25th April. A programme of interviews; children, sports leaders, senior leaders, range of staff, parents and governors followed by filming of curriculum PE, extra curricular PE, swimming, cross curricular transferable skills in other curriculum areas, coaching and staff meeting will also be filmed. We are looking forward to showcase our exemplary practice.
Gallery to follow after filming has taken place.
Please follow the links to further explore our PE provision in school.
The Daily Mile
Next Week is Wakefield Walking Week which coincides brilliantly with the Daily Mile Day on Wednesday 23rd May. We are all taking part! Follow the link below for more information...
Change4Life is an awarding programme designed to promote behaviour change in relation to the health and well- being of the whole school community. By becoming a Change4Life school we will be focusing on our mental and physical well -being whilst promoting the love of exercise and benefits of healthy eating. As there is a close link between pupil health, well-being and attainment at school, we feel this is a vital part of school life where good examples of healthy eating and exercise can be shown and embedded into every day routines. We are all very excited to start this journey and are looking forward to seeing the benefits of these healthy life choices both at school and at home.
Due to our Association for PE Quality Mark (with Distinction) we were asked to open the Yorkshire PE conference held at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield.
Nutrition and Lifestyle
Elite Coaching came into school to lead an assembly on Nutrition and Lifestyle. As you can see the children loved it!