Team Tachbrook 2017-2018

Team Tachbrook


Our Inter-School 2017-2018 season has  got off to a flying start, thanks to the hard work of Mrs Potter and members of our own staff, alongside coaches from our professional partner 'Onside Coaching', under the skilful leadership of Mr Rellis.  Matches, events and tournaments are already (Oct 2017) underway in Cross-Country, Indoor Rowing, Year 4 and Year 6 Football. Our Netballers in Year 5 and Year 6 are getting ready for their first match and the Cross-Country squad continue to train twice weekly at lunchtime.  Our pupils have secured some very impressive placings and personal bests in the County X-C Competition, and the new playground markings (funded by the Govt Sports Grant) are a huge success, keeping everyone active every day.

Our Y6 had a great start to the season with a home win against Bishop’s Itchington and our Y4 enjoyed an unbeaten series of matches at the recent Myton tournament. 

The Sports Grant has paid for new lighting at the back of the school to assist with training and playing Netball and Football on these darker evenings.

We continue as a school to ensure that every pupil receives 'Bikeability' training in both Year 4 and again in Year 6,  encouraging all our pupils to raise their own skill levels and develop  a healthy and safe lifestyle by becoming confident on two wheels and developing their road sense.  

2017- 2018 once  again sees further welcome investment by Government in PE and Sports for this school. You can read more about how our pupils have benefitted from the extra spending in 2016-2017 and the impact it is already having in the report at the bottom of this page.

BT School has  made good use of the grant each year for a variety of projects to raise participation in active as well as competitive sports through a variety of measures including:

  • Subscribing to a local Sports Partnership to provide more competitive sport.
  • Installing flood lighting at the rear of school so pupils can play Netball later, longer and more safely after school.
  • Installing new PE lockers for KS1 and KS2 so that changing for sports clubs and lessons is much quicker (no kit gets lost now) and more time is spent in PE itself rather than changing.
  • New facilities for Long Jump and High Jump.
  • Improvements to our running training track allowing more use in all weathers, including for fitness at playtimes.
  • New markings, chosen by our School Council , to allow every pupil at every playtime to get actively engaged in physical activity.

During 2017-2018 we plan to make further use of this grant to:

  • Maximise use in all seasons of play areas for all children adjacent to the tarmac playground through installing all weather surface.
  • Investing in replacement innovative play structures to enable every child to be active, imaginative and adventurous learners at playtime through equipment which provides challenge and develops co-ordination and upper body strength.
  • Further enhance the provision of our swimming teaching by paying for additional specialist coaches, to work alongside our own non specialist staff, to maximise pupils' progress in KS2 swimming lessons.
  • Further add to the range of imaginative new playground markings to encourage even more physical activity at lunchtimes and playtimes.

Our popular after school sports clubs continue on 4 nights each week. We have even had to take on a third football coach to cope with the demand and an extra football session on Mondays for the youngest pupils whose enthusiasm is amazing.

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