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Planned School Sports Funding 2016 - 2017

As a school we have always strived to provide the best opportunities for all our pupils to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and the supply of the School Sport Funding is enabling us to do this with greater ease.  From analysing feedback and looking at what the school already offers, we are planning to put these funds towards various aspects to greater enhance what we already do and provide greater wealth of opportunities.  The school is planning to spend this funding on: promoting healthy, active lifestyles; increasing numbers of children who participate in out of hours sports clubs; using coaches to introduce new sports to the school; use of coaches to team teach PE lessons with school staff as well as promoting healthy living daily at play and lunchtimes and through special health and fitness week activities.  The money will be allocated accordingly in order to support the school to make sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all our children.  

 

This year, Whitehall will receive £10,019 in School Sports Funding and here is an overview of our estimations on how we plan to allocate these funds.

 

Use of money Estimated spend
Professional coaches £7,500
Equipment £200
Employment playground games staff £1,600
Health and Fitness week £600
Courses £100

 

What a great start to 2016-17!
 

Sainsbury's School Games Award
For 2015-16, our school was presented with the 'Sainsbury's School Games' Gold Award.   We are pleased to announce that after completing last year's application, Whitehall has been awarded this for the second consecutive year.  It is wonderful that Whitehall has been recognised for the fantastic work we do in P.E. and sport and the great progress we make each year; this really does show that sport and leading a healthy lifestyle is embedded into our daily life at Whitehall. 

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P.E. Lessons 
It is pleasing to see that P.E. lessons, and you having the opportunity to be young play leaders, is being enjoyed by all.  We have also been very fortunate with the extended good weather which is ensuring that no P.E. lessons are missed due to poor weather conditions.  You are all showing great dedication to your lessons and it is wonderful to see your hard work and enjoyment which clearly shows that sport and healthy living is really at the heart of our learning at Whitehall.

 

Sports' Coaches
It has been wonderful to have our tennis, table tennis, football, cheer leading, dance, basketball, gymnastics, multi skills and Yoga coaches work with us again this year to run some of our out of hours sports clubs either before, during or after school. These clubs have been as popular as ever and you will gain greatly from working with these professional coaches and their high quality teaching.  

 

In addition to having professional coaches running out of hours clubs this year, the number of staff who are dedicating their time and energy to running clubs this year is wonderful.  This is enabling Whitehall to offer even greater variety of sporting opportunities for our children. 


As well as this, many classes across the school are also benefiting from the opportunity to have their P.E. lessons taught by Matt, our gymnastics coach, Leon, our basketball coach and Dan, our football coach this year.  The feedback from the teachers and pupils on these lessons has been very positive and it is so wonderful to hear that much is being gained from these lessons.

 

Clubs

All of the coaches, and teachers, would like to say a huge thank you to the vast numbers of children who signed up to attend additional physical education through joining one or more of our numerous clubs on offer this year. The coaches are overwhelmed by the numbers of you who attended clubs during the autumn term and the positive attitudes and commitment you have all shown. It is so good to see you all having such a responsible attitude towards living a healthy lifestyle and wanting to develop your skills and knowledge of sport. There are still spaces to join sports clubs for the Spring term. See the PE notice board for the sports club timetable.  

 

Autumn term 

 

Club Number of Children Attending 

Yoga

12
Basketball 21
Cardio Tennis 10
Elms Football 20
Gymnastics 30
Street Dance 14
Table Tennis  16
Tennis  16
Multi skills 15
Cheerleading  22
Football Club 18
Netball Club 45
Hockey  21
Cross Country  15
Total 275


Football League and cup

What a positive start the brand new football team has made at the beginning of this season.

 

In the football league, Whitehall drew their first match against Ryefield 0-0.  The coaches were very pleased to see how the team applied the tactics practised in training to a match scenario.

 

The second game in the league was against Colham Manor.  The result was 2-1 to Colham Manor however the coaches feel the end score does not reflect how well the team played.

 

We are looking forward to the first cup game which will be taking place in a few weeks time.

Netball League
The netball team has had a wonderful start to the season.  Netball club has proved to be one of the most attended sports club within the school and the coaches are very pleased with how committed you all are within weekly training.

 

The first league match took place on Thursday 29th September against Ryefield and the team played brilliantly winning the match 3-1.

Cross Country 

As ever we have some wonderful long distance runners who are brilliant at turning up to training before school every week - not even the chilly mornings have put you off!  The coaches are so pleased with the result of the District cross country competition on Thursday 6th October where the girls' team qualified for the Borough cross country finals - well done girls.  The boys ran very well too but unfortunately did not qualify for the finals.

Hockey 

The hockey club is now in its third year at Whitehall and the coach is very pleased with the numbers who are attending the club each week.  There is a competition in November which the children and coaches are all working hard towards to see if we can make even better progress than we did during last year's competition.

Sportshall Athletics

A huge well done to the 18 children who took part in the Borough indoor athletics heats yesterday (Wednesday 11th January). The children took part in a range of track and field events and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The team came third overall; Miss Costa and Mr Jones were very proud of all the children's hard work and dedication. 

Sporthall Athletics Slideshow

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Girls Netball Rally

 

A huge well done to all the girls that braved the cold on Saturday to compete in the Uxbridge and District Girls Netball Rally. As a school we entered three teams which is a fantastic achievement. All three teams played extremely well and did themselves and our school proud. The Whitehall A team got through to the quarter finals and were unfortunate not to proceed to the semi-final after a very close game. Thank you to Miss Smallwood for leading the girls on the day; Miss Costa for your hard work throughout the season; and all the parents for supporting on the side lines. We now have the mixed netball rally to look forward to in a couple of weeks’ time.

We are only one term down and already have so much to be proud of. We are very much looking forward to the successes this year will bring!

 

Mr Cumming and Miss Costa

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