Tynedale School Sport Partnership Conference 2010
Summary of Good Practice examples given by Primary delegates
Sele First: Netball
SSCo delivers netball for a 6 week block to Yr. 3 & Yr 4 students
6 teachers observe/support lessons and reinforce the in service CPD by
teaching a second session each week to other Yr. 3 & Yr. 4 classes.
The skills learning sessions culminate with an intra competition
Leadership skills developed in Yr 4 students who support Yr. 3s with
positional play at the after school club
Students compete in the mini partnership ‘High 5’ inter school competition.
Humshaugh First: Dance CPD
Dance Specialist leading workshops for teachers in Early Years and Key
Stages 1 & 2 across Northumberland.
There was positive feedback from teachers whose confidence and self esteem
improved in both the planning and delivery of dance.
Whitley Chapel First: Tynedale SSP Club Links Programme
School accepts club link programme and accommodates Slaley Hall Golf
Professional Project provides CPD for class teacher through delivery of
Tri Golf to students.
An inter school festival at Golf Club will promote opportunities for students
to participate in further coaching & junior membership at the Golf Club.
Class teacher will source funding for equipment in order to sustain delivery.
Slaley First: Multi Skills Competition
SSCo(s) provide CPD through delivery of Multi Skills sessions.
Multi skills inter school competition held over an afternoon with Whitley
Chapel for Rec – Yr.4.
Yr.4s use leadership skills to supervise and explain rotation of 8 activitie.
Developments could be to have scoring and mix age groups.
Chollerton First: Transition and physical development
Foundation and Pre-school liaise through fortnightly sessions where the
rotation of activities includes the development of physical skills.
The sharing of knowledge between staff provides an overview of student’s
physical development from 2 1/2 yrs. The activities are great fun! PE &
problem solving activities work well.
Beaufront First: Increasing Physical Activity & supporting Sports Relief
Teacher asked PTA to purchase skipping ropes & hula hoops for playtimes.
This supported greater physical activity at break times and contributed to
Sports Relief through a sponsored event.
An extended services ‘dance mats’ club was provided after school for
students followed by a community session for parents and local residents.
Broomhaugh First – Increasing opportunities for physical activity &
Half hour ‘whole school’ playground games sessions were introduced with
older children ‘teaching’ younger children the games ie. increasing
participation by all & providing leadership opportunities.
Also used the ‘Sing up Team’ to teach games. Mixing age groups & genders
worked and one of the benefits was that the playground was NOT
monopolised by footballers!
Hexham Priory School – grouping young people with special needs and
disabilities to ensure high quality PE for ALL
Staff introduced ability grouping in the 3 primary classes
This was of particular benefit to both the most & the least able pupils.
By teaching the ability groups separately, those of higher ability were able to
have a ‘taught’ PE lesson, the least able (PMLD) were able to have a safe
environment in which to develop movement / basic skills.
Whittonstall First School – raising confidence & self esteem through school sport
Encouraged everyone to have a go at football club, lots of girls and boys
joined who would not have done normally.
The children who were really good were encouraged to help the ones who
were not so confident – thereby developing leadership skills.
We attended a large tournament & one of the girls was named ‘player of the
St. Mary’s First School – local coaches supporting new sports & competition
Introduced tennis into the curriculum supported by a local tennis coach,
provided an after school club.
Yr 3s loved the lessons – it gave them new skills, success and enthusiasm.
It enabled the school to take part in the partnership inter school competition
where some students were identified as having significant talent.
There is now an after school club for yrs. 1 – 4.
Acomb First – Supporting pupil progress through distribution of specialist
teachers / Maximising access to leisure facilities linked to swimming lessons
PLT taught PE across the whole school with other specialists primary
teachers covering other classes. Children enjoyed having different specialist
teachers across the whole curriculum & subject progression was ensured.
Extended use of leisure centre when travelling for swimming lessons – this
allowed us to deliver activities we were unable to offer in school due to
shortage of suitable indoor space.
Hexham East – Providing bike rack so that more children cycle to school
PLT accessed WOW funding to buy a bike rack resulting in more children
coming to school on bikes & scooters.
Need to encourage more children to cycle & reintroduce ‘cycling proficiency’.
Ovingham First - Participation in gymnastics festival
Yr 1 children gained experience performing in front of an audience as part of
a team. It developed teamwork & benefited the whole class
Enabled children to see how skills can be developed and progressed across the
It could have been improved by having older children working within the
school before the festival date and after the event had taken place.
The younger children really enjoy the varied activities at both the Football &
Athletics festivals – they also enjoy working with the older ‘sports leaders’.
Ovingham First – Supporting Sport Relief - involving whole school & parents
Invited parents to join in and support the Sport Relief Mile Run.
Whole school and parents benefited as children enjoyed running with their
parents & teachers.
It was competitive without pressure – fun and well attended.
It went well because it was well organised – better if refreshments available!
Would also be better with evidence of impact
Broomley First – Club Links raising achievement
Involvement with Stocksfield Cricket Club to promote Kwick Cricket
Participation in the Chance to Shine tournament
The coaching received is excellent and it raises achievement levels
significantly – it allows the more able cricketers to ‘shine’!
Henshaw – Using opportunity at for joint planning
Communicating with SSCo and other PLTs to plan delivery next year –
thinking about the needs of children within the mini partnership
Thinking about introducing Quadkids & joining with other partnership
schools for competition & sports day.
Newbrough First – Dance
Working with the specialist SSCo to deliver dance – children really loved it.
Allendale First – Activate
The whole school participate in Activate – need to ensure all children do it
It could be even better if we expand the resources applying the same principles
eg. if we use the same moves to different music.
Hexham Middle Schools – Orienteering
SSCos introduced informal lunch time orienteering sessions. A course was
set out & children just turned up & ran the course during their lunch break.
Pupils do not need to get changed & courses take about 5-8 minutes
Over 75 pupils took part & children are constantly asking when the next
opportunity will be!
Many thanks for your contributions – I’m sure they’ll inform & inspire others!!