Christchurch PE and School Sport Partnership
The Christchurch PE and School Sport Partnership was re-established in 2012 and is managed by our School Games Organiser and Partnership Manager, Daniel Moody. Research evidence shows that a positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels. Our vision is that all children and young people should receive high quality Physical Education (PE) lessons as well as have access to an outstanding range of extra-curricular sport and physical activity opportunities. Our vision is promoted through the School Games values of Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-belief and Teamwork
All of the infant, junior and primary schools in Christchurch have collaborated to form the Christchurch School Sport Partnership, which enables schools to:
- Raise the quality of learning and teaching in PE and school sport by providing support to deliver broad, balanced and inclusive high quality PE and school sport provision (within and beyond the curriculum) to raise pupils’ attainment.
- Improve the understanding of how high quality PE and school sport can be used as a tool for whole school improvement – particularly in terms of behaviour management, attendance and attainment.
- Improve the understanding of how high quality PE and school sport can be used to support healthy active lifestyles and physical activity.
- Provide the opportunity for children to become physically literate through the multi-skills approach and the development of fundamental movement skills and, in doing so, create the bedrock for them to participate in lifelong physical activity and sport.
- Encourage more innovative interpretation of the PE programme of study to better meet the needs of all pupils to enhance achievement.
- Opportunities for more children to take part in a wide range of competitions, festivals and events.
- Enhance cross-phase continuity to improve pupils’ progress.
- Provide opportunities to take part in a diverse range of school sport.
- Provide opportunities for young people to challenge themselves through both intra and inter school events.
- leadership skills through the Christchurch Primary Leadership Academy.Raise
- Raise awareness of the best places to take part in sport and physical activity outside of school.
The Christchurch School Sport Partnership has been highlighted as an example of best practice by the Department for Education and the Youth Sport Trust. Dan Moody has presented at various national and regional conferences including the Youth Sport Trust conference on the Christchurch model. We have also been presented with several awards over the past few years including:
- YST Lead School Conference National Award ‘Advisor/Enabler of Others’ – 2016-2017
- School Games Organiser National Award for ‘providing competitive opportunities for all young people including the least active’ – 2016
- School Games Organiser Regional Award for ‘providing competitive opportunities for all young people including the least active’ – 2016
- School Games Organiser Regional Award for ‘providing competitive opportunities for all young people including the least active’ – 2015
YST Lead School Conference National Award ‘Advocate for Change across a county’ – 2015-2016