Sporting Opportunities - Spring Term 2016

Saughall All Saints – Sport for ALL!

Saughall All Saints has been awarded the GOLD Kitemark 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 Healthy Living Award’ at the first Cheshire Schools Awards in July 2015. We were very proud of this award as recognition for encouraging all of our children to lead healthy and active lives both now and in the future.

Spring Term 2016.

An Enriched Sporting Curriculum of opportunities for all.

School Sports – Inter school competitions:

  • Chester Schools Basketball tournament – y5/6  – 21st January.
  • Cross country races – y3,4,5,6 – 6th February and 27th February.
  • Chester Schools Sports hall athletics y5/6  – 4th February
  • Chester Schools Netball tournament – y5/6 – 25th February.
  • Chester Schools - Y3/4 football league – Spring term
  • County Finals – Crewe - y5/6 girls football competition – 29th January
  • County Finals – Crewe - y3/4 girls football competition – 29th January
  • Chester Schools Water polo competition  – y5/6 – 5th February


School Sports – Intra Competitions:

  • Cross country – Y3/4 – weekly
  • Cross country – Y5/6 – weekly
  • Netball– KS2 inter house competition (organised and run by our Young Ambassador Peer Leaders and Sports Ambassadors in Y6)
  • Hockey – KS2 inter house competition (organised and run by our Young Ambassador Peer Leaders and Sports Ambassadors in Y6)
  • Football – KS1 inter house competition (organised and run by our Young Ambassador Peer Leaders and Sports Ambassadors in Y6)


After school clubs:

  • Y5/6 mixed netball (25 children)
  • Y5/6 mixed Basketball (school team only)
  • Y1-6 Football – external football coaches (30 children)
  • Y3-6 Cheerleading/dance (Change4life club)
  • Y3/4 Sports Club – football
  • Y5/6 indoor athletics (25-30 children)

Lunchtime Sporting Opportunities:

  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Parachute games
  • Year 5/6 playground leaders on the Infant playground – organising and leading activities for our younger children.
  • Outdoor exercise machines
  • Running around the bark track
  • Football (mini games – ks1 astroturf)

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.


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 as well as waterpolo and cross country events in the spring term 2016.

Evidencing Impact in PE and sport at Saughall All Saints – 2014/15.


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. Less accidents occured during PE lessons and during unstructured playtimes due to better spatial awareness. (see seperate 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 also took 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.


Saughall All Saints had it's best year ever in 2014/15 competing in sports events organised by our SGO's at CSSP. We were not only very successful in terms of competing to a very high standard but we also had our best year yet with regards to entering 'B' and 'C' teams in to competitions, thus getting more children involved and active in a competitive environement.

Here are our sporting achievements in 2014/15:

  • 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 champions and County Finalists.
  • Chester Schools Basketball silver medallists.
  • Chester Schools Indoor athletics champions and silver medallists in the Cheshire and Warrington County final.
  • Chester and District Cross Country Champions.
  • Chester and district Outdoor athletics Champions.
  • Chester Schools Quad athletics champions and County Bronze medallists.
  • County summer games ‘Spirit of the Games’ award winners – Quad athletics team.
  • Year 1 Mini Kickers Chester Schools runners up.
  • Year 2 Mini Kickers Chester Champions and North West Champions at Goodison Park!
  • Girls cricket Cheshire County Champions.
  • Boys Cricket Cheshire County Finalists.


A Change4life club (cheerleeding and dance) was set up and was regularly attended each week by over 20 girls in y4,5,6. These girls not only participated each week in a physical activity which was a non competitive environment but they also performed at the opening of the Cheshire County Indoor athletics finals at The Northgate Arena. This was a massive opportinity for these girls and certainly raised levels of confidence, self belief and self-esteem.


Five of our year 6 children were identified to attend an intensive swim programme in July as they could not swim the required 25m. After 5 days of intensive swimming instruction in the new EPSV swimming pool all five children managed to increase their water confidence and swim 25m (or more in some cases). The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it was amazing to see the differnece in their confidence, ability and enjoyment in the water in just a week.


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 training sessions offered by CSSP, two of our year 6 children have been excellent sports ambassadors for our school this year. 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 sporting competitions for each year group to take part in during playtimes.

We were also awarded the Gold Games kitemark from Sainsbury's for our commitment to PE and sports throughout the whole school.

In addition to the Gold Kitemark we also received a Cheshire Schools Award for 'Healthy Living' due to our commitment to providing children with opportunities to be active for life.


The school has entered and competed well in all of the events that the CSSA have organised. Particular successes have been in the athletics and the cross country where we are the current Chester Schools Outdoor Athletics Champions (30 schools and over 600 participants) and the current Chester Schools Cross Country Champions (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 classromm 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, culminating in a spectacular afternoon and evening of dance celebration show to a packed audience of delighted friends and family of the school.


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.