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Welcome to our PE, Health and Well-being pages.

We are celebrating the successful re-accreditation 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.

Yours sincerely,

Sue Wilkinson

afPE Strategic Lead


August 2018


We are delighted to announce that we, Sandal Castle (VA) Community Primary School, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.



School Games Gold Mark Award


DVD Update - July 2018

Soon to be launched...


PE Update - 4th July 2018

Late yesterday afternoon, Lauren Whitehead, Nicola Parrish and Nichola Russell travelled to St George's Park, Staffordshire as guests of the AfPE and DfE at their annual awards evening. We had a fantastic time meeting the AfPE Strategic leaders, DfE representatives, Ofsted Inspectors and Olympians.

The awards were quite a surprise!

Sue Wilkinson MBE and Eileen Marchant MBE, endorsed by the DfE had nominated and awarded Lauren and Nic the Special Award for outstanding subject leadership in Physical Education - a fantastic achievement.

In addition, I had been nominated, endorsed by the DfE and awarded the Special Award for outstanding leadership and management.

The award ceremony recognises the most outstanding schools/leaders in the country. This recognition means that we are a flagship school for PE and will be a DfE mentor school, supporting other schools in the country due to our whole school commitment, dedication and quality of learning and teaching from the whole school TEAM.



Here is the July AfPE Newsletter celebrating the success of Sandal Castle...

https://mailchi.mp/3d109b11e42a/4tucvyor0f-1462961...

The link below is part of the DVD showcasing swimming at school.

https://twitter.com/afPE_PE/status/1014460783407910912

Association for PE on Twitter

twitter.com

“A clip from our brand new DVD which will be launched imminently (and made freely available to all afPE members). ‘The Impact of PE and School Sport to Whole School Improvement’ #afpe2018 https://t.co/siivLjNrA9”

The link below is the DfE tweet celebrating our AfPE awards!

https://twitter.com/educationgovuk/status/1014534114047942657

DfE on Twitter

twitter.com

“Congratulations to the @afPE_PE award winners who have demonstrated outstanding practice and leadership in #PhysicalEducation. Teachers of #PE are key to helping all #children to lead healthy, active lives #afpe2018”


AfPE Conference Summary Video

http://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/afpe-2018-national-conference-summary-film-2/


Fantastic recognition for school!!


DfE Recognition - June 2018

We are delighted that our school has been showcased as a case study school during National Sports Week, June 2018.

Follow the link below to see the DfE report ...

https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/

Comments...

A truly outstanding school which has achieved the afPE Quality Mark with Distinction (twice!) and who will feature in afPE's new DVD exempflifying high quality provision that will be unveiled shortly! - AfPE

'I am proud to have been associated with this remarkable school' - Eileen Marchant MBE


Sports Week June 2018


Monday

(18th)

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

AM

Launch / values assembly (20 minutes)

Launch / values assembly (20 minutes)

Roller bikes KS1 Hall (9:30 – 11:45)

Inter-house Cricket Tournament

PM

Boccia SEND festival

Swimming Gala

Tuesday

(19th)

AM

EYFS Sports Day

Elite Healthy Eating assembly KS2 (9:15)

Roller bikes KS1 Hall (9:30 – 11:45)

PM

Key stage 1 sports day

Swimming Gala

Wednesday

(20th)

AM

Elite Healthy Eating Assembly KS1 (9:15)

Lower Key stage 2 sports day

PM

Swimming Gala

Upper Key stage 2 sports day

Thursday

(21st)

HEF day

AM

Healthy Eating Fair

PM

Healthy Eating Fair

Swimming Gala

Inter-house Rounder’s Tournament

1:15 – 2:45

Friday

(22nd)

AM

Champions Swimming Gala

PM

Celebration / Values assembly – 1:15PM

Celebration / Values assembly – 1:30PM

Underpinning focus of the week:

Olympic Values

Paralympic Values

Excellence

Inspiration

Friendship

Determination

Respect

Courage

Equality


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.

Importance of PE Poster

Importance of PE Leaflet for Parents

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.




Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sports Premium - March 2018

5 Key Indicators

Summer 17/18 After School Club Timetable


The Daily Mile

What is The Daily Mile?

Simply put, The Daily Mile is 15 minutes wherein children jog or run, at their own pace, during the school day at a time of the teacher’s choosing. The Daily Mile is not Sport or PE, but rather health and wellbeing through physical activity.

It’s a simple and straightforward initiative that has been acknowledged for reducing childhood obesity and recognised within the UK Government’s 2018 Childhood Obesity Strategy.

It is recommend that schools introduce The Daily Mile to children as a run or jog, not as a walk. If implemented as per Core Principles, almost all children will be able to run for most, or all of, the way after around 4 weeks: their level of fitness will be maintained or improved over the coming months and years.

https://thedailymile.co.uk/parents-and-carers/


Image result for change for life

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.

Childhood Obesity Strategy and Plan

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!