Sporting Opportunities - autumn term 2016

Saughall All Saints – Sport for ALL!


Saughall All Saints has been awarded the GOLD Kitemark for the second year running for outstanding PE across all areas of competition (Level 1, 2 and 3 of the School Games Pathway), inclusion, Leadership for young people, our PE curriculum and links with external clubs.


We also received the Achievement award for outstanding contribution to sport at the second ever Cheshire Schools Awards in July 2016. We are very proud of this award as a recognition for encouraging all of our children to lead healthy and active lives both now and in the future.


Autumn Term 2016.

An Enriched Sporting Curriculum of opportunities for all.

School Sports – Inter school competitions:

  • Tag Rugby – Chester Rugby Club –  Y3 and Y4 mixed – two teams
  • Tag Rugby mixed Y5/6- Chester Rugby Club – two teams
  • Y5/6 Football ‘Primaryship’ league and Chester Schools Cup
  • Saturday morning Cross country Races – West Cheshire Athletics – Stanney Athletics Club
  • Quick Sticks Hockey – Chester Schools Competition – Y5/6
  • Chester Schools Girls Football competition –
  • Basketball – Hoops4Health competition at EPSV and Cheshire Phoenix

School Sports – Intra Competitions:

  • Cross country – Y3/4 – weekly
  • Cross country – Y5/6 – weekly
  • Tag Rugby – KS2 inter house competition.
  • Kiddy keep fit – Y1/2 inter house competition (organised and run by our Young Ambassador Peer Leaders and Sports Ambassadors in Y6)


After school clubs:

  • Y5/6 mixed football/rugby
  • Y5/6 mixed netball
  • Y5/6 mixed Basketball
  • Y1-6 Football – external football coaches
  • Y4-6 Cheerleading/dance (Change4life club)
  • YR-1/2 Outdoor Games Club
  • Y3/4 Sports Club (Tag Rugby and Basketball)


Lunchtime Sporting Opportunities:

  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Mixed football – Ks1
  • Skipping
  • Parachute games
  • Year 5/6 playground leaders on the Infant playground – organising and leading activities for our younger children.


Links with local sports clubs:

  • Chester netball
  • Boughton Belles netball
  • Saughall Colts
  • Cheshire Phoenix Basketball club
  • House Of Dance
  • Newton Football Club
  • West Cheshire Athletics
  • Chester Rugby Club


Sports Funding:

Teacher’s CPD and enhanced coaching for specialist areas of the PE curriculum are through using our sports funding to pay for external coaches to deliver excellent PE lessons. We have the following coaches in school throughout the Autumn term working with children throughout the school.


Gymnastic coach – one afternoon a week working with different classes in KS2.

Dance Specialist – one afternoon a week working with different classes in KS2.

Rugby Tots – one afternoon a week working with all 3 KS1 classes.

Football Coaching – 2 afternoons a week working with different classes in KS2.


We are also a very active member of CSSP (Chester Schools Sports Partnership) which allows us to participate in the inter school competition pathway across the county.

Gemma Cook is the Chairperson of the CSSA (Chester School Sports Association) who have organised all of the inter schools football competitions and tournaments this year.




Evidencing Impact in PE and sport at Saughall All Saints – 2015/16.


Sports funding:


Chester and Wirral Rugby Tots

All children in KS1 received high quality outdoor games teaching and learning. Individual skills were observed and improvements were noticed. Fewer accidents occurred during PE lessons and during unstructured playtimes due to better spatial awareness. (see separate report from Chester and Wirral Rugby Tots for full analysis of the impact of the programme).

Cheshire Phoenix Basketball - Hoops 4 Health

All children in y5 and y6 took part in a Healthy Living Roadshow delivered by professional basketball players and coaches which incorporated awareness of what contributes to a healthy lifestyle, including smoking, alcohol and drug awareness as well as healthy eating and the benefits of exercise. The children will also take part in 3 coaching sessions delivered by professional basketball players from the Cheshire Phoenix team and from this a school basketball team were entered into a competition held at The Northgate Arena. The children were crowned Hoops 4 Health Champions on the day after successfully winning all of their games. An after school basketball club was also established which was well attended each week with over 25 participants from y5 and y6.



Here are our sporting achievements in 2015/16:

  • Semi Finalists in the Chester Tag Rugby Competition
  • Runners up in the Primaryship Football league.
  • Winners of the Cheshire Phoenix Basketball Hoops for Health Tournament
  • Chester Schools netball ‘B’ team champions
  • Chester Schools Basketball semi-finalists.
  • Chester Schools Indoor athletics silver medallists
  • Chester and District Cross Country silver medallists
  • Chester and district Outdoor athletics – individual successes with gold, silver and bronze medallists
  • Chester Schools Quad athletics silver medallists
  • Year 1 Mini Kickers Chester Schools runners up.
  • Year 2 Mini Kickers runners up
  • Girls cricket Chester Champions
  • Boys Cricket Chester semi-finalists.
  • Chester Gymnastics silver medallists
  • Chester Y4 tennis finalists
  • Chester Y5/6 Girls football Champions and Cheshire semi finalists
  • Chester Y4 Girls Football champions and Cheshire County final silver medallists
  • Individual medallist in the Chester Schools swimming gala
  • Cheshire Schools Award for outstanding Achievement in Sport.


A Change4life club (cheerleading and dance) was set up and was regularly attended each week by over 20 girls in y3,4,5,6. These girls participated each week in a physical activity which was a non-competitive environment which helped to raise their levels of confidence, self-belief and self-esteem.


In previous years some of our year 6 non-swimmers have attended a free week of intensive swimming lessons. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it was amazing to see the difference in their confidence, ability and enjoyment in the water in just a week. However, I am pleased to be able to say that this year none of our children needed to attend these additional swimming sessions as all of the children passed the End of KS2 swimming test.


Four children attended the playground leaders training and have delivered excellent active play all year on our Infant playground each lunchtime. The infant children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the organised games and it has developed not only the confidence of the Playground Leaders but it has also developed the younger children's independent play.


After attending the Young Ambassador Peer leaders training session at UCLAN run by the YST eight of our y6 children have proven to be invaluable sports ambassadors for our school. They have not only led sporting teams extremely well throughout the year, but have also blogged about our successes on the Sainsbury's games website, compiled sports reports for assemblies and also organised intra school sporting competitions for each year group to take part in during playtimes and lunchtimes. They have actively helped to further raise the profile of PE and sport at Saughall All Saints.

We were also awarded the National recognition award of the Gold Games kitemark for the second year in succession for our continued commitment to PE and sports throughout the whole school.

In addition to the Gold Kitemark we also received the Cheshire Schools Achievement Award for the second year in succession for our outstanding contribution and achievement in Sport.

The school also held its first ever sports presentation evening in July 2016 which saw each child who had represented a school team celebrated for their hard work and commitment to school sport. Trophies were presented to the player of the year for each school team and also to the most improved sports person, sporting personality of the year and a special recognition award for outstanding contribution to school sport.


The school has entered and competed well in all of the events that the CSSA have organised. Particular successes have been in the cross country where we are the current Chester Schools Cross Country silver medallists narrowly missing out( to a very strong Kings School team) on retaining our title (28 schools and over 500 participants)


A specialist sports coach has worked all year with each of our KS2 classes focussing on a variety of different games which has had a positive impact on raising the attainment of our children in PE. It has also been an excellent opportunity for our classroom teachers to observe excellent teaching and learning with regards to their own CPD.

A specialist dance teacher has worked with each class in the school (including FS2). This has had a massive impact in inspiring teachers to teach dance effectively and also in raising the profile of dance throughout the school. The end of year 6 summer production was a huge success and featured choreographed routines by our dance teacher.


Athletics vests have been purchased and worn by our winning athletics team. Sporting equipment has also been purchased to enhance our teaching and learning during both curricular and extra-curricular time.


Sporting Achievements:

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