Silver-Medal-V2Bygrove Primary School was awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award for its performance in the 2014-15 academic year, as recognition of their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.

All Tower Hamlets schools undergo a thorough process to establish their PE and sport priorities for the year. That process is outlined in the attached document.

Bygrove Primary School agreed the following priorities with the Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation for the 2015/16 academic year:

To develop sports leadership across school in upper key stage two, enabling leaders to organise small games and activities that could be used in extra-curricular, curriculum, breaks and lunchtime hours.The school (Bygrove and Malmesbury) to become a non-approved center for training play leaders (sports leaders) and for Atera and Lisa to become a play leader tutor.
To deliver the 6 hours training program to young sports leaders. The award will give the children the opportunity to becoming a young leader. They will be awarded with certificates to demonstrate their leadership skills. This will be carried out through ‘Sports Leaders UK’, who will be supporting us to achieve this goal. Young leaders will be responsible for promoting, organising and preparing their peers for school games, competitions, managing other young people and officiating/undertaking the role of an official – time keeping, scoring and reporting on school games website (blogging). Sports leaders will form a school games organising crew (SGOC).
Giving leaders the knowledge of how to organise games and activities across key stage two. We aim to engage at least 20% of upper key stage two students to become the sports leaders in leading Sainsbury’s sports games.
To increase the number of children engaged in competitive sports and activities. • Continue with intra-schools level 1 competitions
• Provide an afternoon competition per term for key stage two children that are fully inclusive and support the pe curriculum.
• In conjunction with THYSF we aim to provide children with as many competitive sporting opportunities as possible through cluster, borough competitions and activity days.
Attending a higher percentage of these events gives children the opportunity to experience competing in a wide range of sports at a higher level.
• Developing links with neighboring schools in order to organise some friendly games across the curriculum. This gives children the opportunities to meet, compete and demonstrate their skills with their peers.
To further develop competent swimmers, increase children’s confidence and proficiency to swim a distance of at least 25m by the end of year 6, in line with the government’s guidelines. • Making links with neighboring schools to further develop their swimming abilities
• Creating swimming interventions to increase the opportunity for children to reach the government guidelines.
• To work with Sir John Cass to further develop swimming techniques and water proficiency.
In particular children will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m.
• Use a range of strokes effectively.
• Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.
• To develop confidence and interests to get involved in exercise
• Bygrove extending extra provision to further develop meeting the 25m distance in swimming by attending intensive course swimming lessons at the Olympic swimming pool with years 4, 5 and 6.
For all children to lead healthy and active lives as per the national curriculum guidelines. • All children to be physically active for a sustained period of time.
• In PE lessons/lunchtimes/break times – to be supported by sports leaders in delivering games.
• After school clubs – increase number of participants.
• To increase the children’s knowledge of health and fitness.
• To have healthy lifestyle/sports assemblies to encourage and further engage the children to develop and continue with healthy lifestyles.
• To develop the confidence and interest of children to get involved in exercise, sport and activities out of school and in later life, understanding and applying the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
To work towards achieving the SSG Silver/Gold for Bygrove and Gold for Malmesbury kite mark at the earliest opportunity.• By ensuring all the objectives listed above are met. By continuing with high quality sport and PE across the school.
• By continuing with a high quality provision of PE to further develop gifted young sports people.
• Utilising sports coaches from THYSF to support school sports.
• Training wider school staff to support school sport (so teachers, football coaches, support staff, midday meals).

The previous year’s priorities were:

Support and develop the delivery of PE with class teachers whom will be delivering PE.Sharing opportunities for CPD, attending sessions, sharing session notes, curriculum support and team teaching.
Gain more knowledge and understanding of delivering gymnastics with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the techniques used to teach safely. Attend Gymnastics training, planning with colleagues. Share notes, CPD training session with colleagues.
Enable all children swimming to have the opportunity to swim and achieve 25m.Send year 5 class to Sir John Cass- as a third reached their 25m in year 4, so enable the rest to achieve the 25m in order to be able to participate in Tower Hamlets Shadwell Basin Canoeing/water sports.
Develop colleagues confidence, knowledge and understanding in delivering a range of sports in PE lessons. Attend THYSF CPD sessions. Provide them schemes of work planned for their class.

Further to this, the school has also seen the following successes, all supported by the investment of Government Primary PE and Sport Premium funding: