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Extra Curricular Sports Policy

POLICY REGARDING EXTRA CURRICULAR SPORTING ACTIVITIES

 

All policies are operated within the ethos of the school, as stated in the Mission Statement, as well as within the context of Every Child Matters.  This is particularly appropriate to sporting activities, as the safety of all children guides all decisions.

 

Currently, a wide range of sporting activities are offered which include:

  • football, gymnastics, tennis, cross country, table tennis and netball in the Autumn and Spring terms; and
  • gymnastics, tennis, athletics and table tennis  in the Summer term.

 

Safety:
Due to the large numbers of children that wish to be involved in after school sports, the school has had to limit numbers that attend each of these activities for Health and Safety reasons.  With activities taking place at Mill Meadow, supervision and safety requires that adult supervision matches the County guidelines of 1:15 for adult helpers and 1:20 for teachers.  Teachers are supported by parent volunteers to enable at least this level of supervision.  All helpers are briefed with regard to safety and supervision requirements.  Such is the open nature of Mill Meadow, the Headteacher requires that all activities that take place there, must be supervised by himself or his instructed deputy.

 

Numbers of children:
The popularity of the school’s sporting activities has made it necessary to hold trials for some activities.  It is also appropriate for some sporting activities to select pupils to join in a team so that they can compete against other schools or in events with other schools – the activities that require selection for competition will be known as ‘squads’ and those that do not have a selection process will be known as ‘clubs’.  Currently, those children not selected for one year, will have the opportunity to attend trials in subsequent years and may be selected on another occasion. 

 

Curriculum Games:
However, it is the policy of the school that all children will receive the same level of experienced coaching during their Games lessons from specialist teachers and so are able to make good progress in their acquisition of sporting skills and techniques.  Inter-House sporting competitions are an additional feature of our curriculum provision.  Chalfont St Peter C of E School has a strong commitment to sporting activities and all children receive at least the DfES recommended time allocation within their curriculum each week.

 

Commitment:
We regard them as an opportunity for personal development and therefore require the commitment and loyalty of the children.  We strongly urge all parents to discuss with their children, before starting these activities, their need for punctual attendance, commitment to events and their behaviour, to ensure that every child attending plays a full and active part in the club.
We reserve the right to ask a child to leave any activity should they not be meeting these requirements.

 

Staff:
Extra curricular sporting activities are an important part of Chalfont St Peter Church of England School.  However, all activities are operated only due to the support and hard work of the teachers and parents involved.  Should the opportunity for outside agencies, that provide sporting activities, to come to the school, we will support this providing the level of care and supervision is appropriate. 

 

External Coaches:
In accordance with current good practice which requires Chalfont St Peter C of E School as a thoughtful employer to encourage all staff to pursue a balanced work/life practice, further activities may be provided by external coaches/personnel.  These events will only be provided by staffing that meet the DfES requirements of being CRB checked and known to the Headteacher.  Parents will be required to pay for these activities.  Whilst all schools are encouraged to provide extended hours provision to support families who need after school care, voluntary activities provided by the staff and parents is not part of this provision.

 

Current Activities for the Autumn Term:

Gym Squad
Gym Club
Football Squad
Table Tennis Squad
Table Tennis Club
Cross Country Squad (for 80 members)
Netball Squad
Tennis Coaching

 

Proposed Activities for the Spring Term:

Gym Squad
Gym Club
Football Squad
Table Tennis Squad
Table Tennis Club
Cross Country Squad (for 80 members)
Netball Squad
Tennis Coaching

Proposed Activities for the Summer Term:

Athletics
Cricket
Table Tennis
Tennis Coaching

 

It should be noted that due to the size of the school and the enthusiasm of the children that all activities, whether sport or otherwise, may involve some form of selection or rotation to enable the activities to function with the optimum number of pupils.

 

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