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Sports Premium Funding 2016-17

Last year our use of Sports Premium funding included providing a range of CPD opportunities for staff to develop their confidence in teaching a range of outdoor skills, completing a PE audit to review and assess current PE provision, extend opportunities for more children to access Level 1, 2 and 3 competition and to increase the level of participation in extra-curricular sport within school.

 

This year, we intend to focus on using the funding to:

  • Provide ongoing support for staff in delivering high quality PE lessons through both formal and informal observations and modelling PE lessons.

  • Implementing the ongoing development plan to ensure that all areas that require improvement are targeted and addressed.

  • Further extend the opportunities for more children to access Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 competition, with a particular focus on providing more opportunities for SEN children and those who do no extra-curricular sporting activities.

  • Continue the use of 'Sports Achievement' awards to raise the profile of sporting success within the school and develop greater links with local sports clubs, creating a clear pathway for Gifted and Talented pupils to move on to the next level in their chosen sport.

  • Continue to increase the levels of participation of extra-curricular sport both in and out of school with additional after school clubs and lunchtime provision.

  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle in all of our children through PE and PSHE.

  • Continue to provide further opportunities for children to try new sports and activities.(Sports Week/Scotch Horn/coaches visiting school etc)

     

    Here at Golden Valley Primary School, our Sports Premium

    funding for 2016-17 equated to £12,949.00.

     

    Our Main Aims for the funding in 2016-2017 were :

  • Providing further CPD for staff to develop their confidence in teaching a range of outdoor PE skills. All teachers have received six hours of CPD training in Invasion Games, Net and Wall Games and Striking and Fielding. In addition, those requesting further development have received additional support from the PE Subject Leader.

  • Providing peer support for NQT’s and other staff to support their confidence in subject delivering PE. PE Subject Leader has provided opportunities for staff to observe lessons being modelled and discussed lesson plans as requested.

  • Completing a PE audit to review and assess current PE provision and creating an on-going development plan. Audit has been completed across the 420 pupils, results have been collated and analysed, and an on-going five year development plan is currently being written, based on the audit’s findings.

  • Extending the opportunities for more children to access Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 competition. All children in KS2 have had the opportunity to play in Level 1 lunchtime competitions across a range of sports including, netball, handball and hockey. Increased participation in Level 2 events to 20 this year, including some specifically for KS1 and SEN pupils.

  • Extending the use of 'Sports Achievement' awards to raise the profile of sporting success within the school. Sports Achievement Award certificates presented regularly during school assemblies to celebrate and raise the profile of sporting success across the school.

  • Increase the levels of participation of extra-curricular sport both in and out of school with additional after school clubs and lunchtime provision. Additional cross country club and KS1 multi-skills club provided as well as lunchtime matches for years 3-6 each term.

  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle in all of our children through PE and PSHE. Weekly lessons taught in both subjects across KS1 & 2.

  • Provide further opportunities for children to try new sports and activities.(Sports Week/Scotch Horn/coaches visiting school etc) Weekly one hour sessions at Scotch Horn for KS2 in Yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Badminton and Circuits. All KS 2 children had 6 x one hour sessions in one of these activities. Sports Week activities including dance, orienteering, fencing, lacrosse, Tae kwon do, yoga and croquet. KS1 enjoyed 6 x one hour lessons of ball skills delivered by the FA.

 

 

Development in PE 2016-17

Subject Leader: Ella Simms

LEAD

ACTION

OUTCOME/IMPACT

EVIDENCE

ES

Sept 16

Meeting with Future Stars

Finalising provision of PE for Year 5 and 6 and range of after school clubs.

Copy of KS2 outdoor PE timetable for all teachers. Timetable of after school clubs on school website.

ES

Sept 16

Gold Kitemark Award

Evidence collected together for Gold school games kitemark application submission. Application submitted online.

Gold Kitemark awarded.

ES

Sept 16

Administration of all after school clubs

All registers updated and payment details agreed with office.

All after school clubs at full capacity (excluding FS clubs)

ES

Sept 16

Order of GV polo shirts and hoodies for staff

Order given to Peaks and prices agreed.

All staff to wear the official GV tops and/or hoodiesfor teaching PE.

ES

Sept 16

Meeting with James from FA

Finalising provision of FA skills sessions for Year 3 and lunchtime club for girls.

All Year 3 pupils taking part in weekly 1 hour sessions of football skills. 20 girls participating in a girls only lunchtime football club.

ES

Sept 16

Attendance at PE Association meeting

See minutes for full details. Level 2 competition calendar confirmed. School Games discussed.

Review of daily activity across year groups.

ES

Oct 16

Participation in Level 2 Cross Country at Bristol Grammar School

Year 3&4 and 5&6 Cross country Level 2 North Somerset competition.

35 children took part in competition. Some children qualified for Level 3 competition at Ashton Court.

ES

Oct 16

Provision and training of Playground Leaders for KS1 playtimes

33 Year 5 and 6 children trained to provide a range of Virtual League style games for KS1 pupils to support them in energetic and enthusiastic play.

Rota of playground leaders. Photos of KS1 play during break and lunch times.

ES&KS2

Nov 16

 

Community Link continued with Scotch Horn Leisure Centre.

All ch in Years 3 attending Scotch Horn weekly 45 minute sessions in a range of sports including Street dance and Yoga.

All children trying a different sport that is not available in school. Children more aware of local facilities.

ES

Nov 16

CPD Staff training

Kim Hazeldine to deliver a 90 mins session on Invasion Games.

All staff to feel more confident in their PE delivery and have resources to support their teaching.

KS2

Nov 16

Class v class lunchtime hockey tournament

Each week, a different year group choose 8-10 children (boys and girls) to play in a Level 1 match against the other class team.

All children have the opportunity to represent their class in different sports across the year. Supported by FS coach and Sports Organising Crew.

9 Nov 16

ES/DH

PE Association Football Cluster tournament at Nailsea School

2 boys and 1 girls team represented GV against other local schools. Boys team A went through to next round. For several children, it was their first tournament experience. Great attitude and effort from all.

30 children from Y5/6 represented GV in this Level 2 tournament.

Nov 16

ES

PE Audit letter to parents

Whole school review of children’s sporting activities in and out of school. Questionnaires completed and returned.

Review of data to be completed asap.

ES

Nov 16

PE Audit for GV

Kim Hazeldine/Sue Hodges completed a PE audit with PE Subject Leader to identify areas for improvement

Completion of an on-going improvement plan for next 5 years.

Nov 16

KL/ES

Meeting with Future Stars to review issues arising.

Meeting with Dan Lawton to outline concerns regarding H&S issues, club expectations and PE lessons. Issues discussed and steps agreed. To be reviewed at end of Term 2.

Joint observation/review of PE provision/ongoing checks of PE provision.

15 Nov 16

ES/DH

North Somerset Football Finals at Nailsea School.

Team A boys represented GV against other teams from across North Somerset. The team came a creditable 2nd and so go on to represent North Somerset at the Level 3 tourament in January 2017.

9 Y6 boys represented GV at this level 2 tournament.

25 Nov 16

Sports Organising Crew Training

To train 4 children to support and train others in organising sporting opportunities and events within school.

ES attended training with children. Crew established and 4 year 5 children added to crew to ensure continuity next year. Now meeting once a month to discuss and move ideas forward.

5 Dec 16

Kurling and Boccia Tournament

Nailsea School

Opportunity for SEN and those who do not participate in sport regularly to represent the school in a level 2 event

8 Year 4 & 5 children represented GV at this inclusive Level 2 event.

8 Dec 16

Primary Level 2 Swimming Gala

10 Year 5/6 children competed in different swimming races at Hutton Moor.

Team came 3rd overall – the best ever result. 6 individual medals also won at this highly competitive Level 2 event.

Dec 16

Initial Sports Week Planning

Discussion and agreements over provision from outside staff to deliver a broad Sports Week timetable.

4 external coaches booked to deliver high quality sports provision during sports week.

Jan 17

Dodecathlon Event

Opportunity for children in Year 3 & 4 who do not participate in sport regularly to represent the school in a level 2 event.

10 children from Y3& 4 competed well in this 12 activities event.

Jan 17

Sportshall athletics event

22 Year 5/6 children competed in different athletic events at Hutton Moor.

GV squad came 6th overall. A superb result in a highly competitive Level 2 event.

Jan/Feb 17

Community Link continued with Scotch Horn Leisure Centre.

All ch in Years 5 attending Scotch Horn weekly 45 minute sessions in Tae Kwon Do..

All children trying a different sport that is not available in school. Children more aware of local facilities.

Jan 17

Attendance at PE Association meeting

See minutes for full details. Future of PE Association discussed and reviewed.

It was agreed that an increase in subs would ensure the continuation of the PE Association in the next 5 years.

Jan 17

Completion of Sports Wheel to assist in PE audit results

 

 

Jan/Feb 17

Bikeability training

Bikeability training for all Year 6 pupils (AG/KK doing scooter and road safety practices) All to complete Level 1 and Level 2 sessions.

All pupils are able to ride a bike competently to enable them to access the mountain biking at Year 6 Camp.

Jan 17

Hoodies for Year 6 Camp

Request for GVSA funding towards the cost of the hoodies made at GVSA meeting.

All pupils are able to have camp hoodies early in Term 6.

Jan 17

Level 3 Football Tournament

A squad of 10 players to compete at the Level 3 Regional Football Finals in Bridgwater. Extra lunchtime training sessions were arranged in preparation for this event.

GV squad played 5 matches (1W, 1D, 3L) All 10 competed well in this high level event. Most were close games.

Feb 17

KS1 Multiskills Festival

12 Year 2 children competed at a 10 events North Somerset PE Association festival of sport.

All children competed well and thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Mar 17

Netball Finals

A squad of girls will compete at the North Somerset PE Association Finals at BGS.

Postponed to April due to adverse weather conditions

Mar 17

Quicksticks Hockey and Archery Tournament

2 hockey squads (mixed boys and girls) and one archery squad competed at North Somerset PE Association event at BGS.

All played well in both competitions and improved their performances as the tournament went on.

Mar 17

Tag Rugby Tournament

12 Year 5/6 children to compete in this North Somerset PE Association event.

 

Mar 17

Tennis taster sessions for Y3/4

Children from Year 3 and 4 will have the opportunity to have tennis taster sessions delivered by Backwell Tennis Club coaches.

 

Mar 17

Review into quality of Future Stars PE provision. Alternative arrangements made and contract cancelled due to concerns over quality of teaching and class management.

Provisional plan put in place to cover PPA PE for Terms 5 & 6. Discussion about longer term plans for PE provision ongoing (KL/ES)

 

Ongoing

CPD for GV staff in PE teaching.

Modelling of PE lessons as requested and formal observations of teachers who have PE as their CPD aim.

All staff will feel confident at teaching quality PE lessons.

Mar/April 17

Community Link continued with Scotch Horn Leisure Centre.

All ch in Years 6 attending Scotch Horn weekly 45 minute sessions in a range of sports including Street dance and Yoga.

All children trying a different sport that is not available in school. Children more aware of local facilities.

Mar

Year 4 Swimming Week 27th -31st Mar

All children in Year 4 to have 45 mins lessons every day at Backwell Pool.

All children working towards swimming at least 25m.

April

Netball Finals

A squad of girls will compete at the North Somerset PE Association Finals at BGS.

 

April

Sports Week

Finalise all timetables for Sports Week to ensure all Year Groups have two extra curricular sessions of sport during the week.

4 external coaches booked to deliver high quality sports provision during sports week.

 

Sports Premium Funding 2015-16

Last year our use of Sports Premium funding included prioritising Staff CPD in outdoor PE through the Legacy programme, providing a wider provision of after school clubs for all year groups, offering opportunities for all KS2 children to compete in intra-class tournaments at lunchtime in a range of sports, participation in a greater number of Level 2 competitions and the continuation of daily physical activity for all children. (Full details below in AOE grid)

 

This year, we intend to focus on using the funding to:

  • Providing further CPD for staff to develop their confidence in teaching a range of outdoor PE skills.

  • Providing peer support for NQT’s and other staff to support their confidence in delivering PE.

  • Completing a PE audit to review and assess current PE provision and creating an on-going development plan.

  • Extending the opportunities for more children to access Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 competition.

  • Extending the use of 'Sports Achievement' awards to raise the profile of sporting success within the school.

  • Increase the levels of participation of extra curricular sport both in and out of school with additional after school clubs and lunchtime provision.

  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle in all of our children through PE and PSHE.

  • Provide further opportunities for children to try new sports and activities.(Sports Week/Scotch Horn/coaches visiting school etc)

     

    Here at Golden Valley Primary School our Sports Premium

    funding for 2015-16 equated to £13,048.

    Our Main Aims for the funding in 2015-16 were to:

    • Improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision across the school

    • Provide targeted CPD for staff in outdoor PE provision through the Legacy programme.

    • Increase teacher confidence in the delivery of all PE through CPD, peer support and observations.

    • Provide opportunities for children to access Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 competition

    • Increase the levels of participation of extra curricular sport both in and out of school promoting a healthy life style.

    • Provide opportunities for children to try new sports and activities.

     

Development in PE 2015-16

Joint leads: Ella Simms / Nicky French

LEAD

ACTION

OUTCOME/IMPACT

EVIDENCE

NF/ES

Sept 15

Meeting with Future Stars

Finalising and provision of planning and after school clubs

Full hard copy and electronic copy of all sessions ready for Year 4 and 5 teachers to deliver.

NF/ES

Sept 15

Bronze Kitemark Award

Evidence collected together for Bronze school games kitemark application submission.

Successfully awarded

ES

Oct & Nov 15

School Sports Crew

Training needs and objectives identified.

Group given tasks to complete by ES and meeting regularly to review

JT/FS

Oct 15

School Sports Crew Training

To train 4 children to support and train others in organising sporting opportunities and events within school.

FS/JT attended training with children. Crew established and 4 year 5 children added to crew to ensure continuity next year. Now meeting once a month to discuss and move ideas forward.

NF/ES

Oct 15

Order of TEAM GV Match kit

Written request to GVSA to fund team kit for children representing GV. Request approved.

Full set of hoodies and technical t-shirts to be worn by children representing GV.

ES&KS2

Oct 15

Community Link continued with Scotch Horn Leisure Centre.

All ch in Years 3 attending Scotch Horn weekly  45 minute sessions in a range of sports including Zumba and Yoga

All children trying a different sport that is not available in school. Children more aware of local facilities.

SH

Oct 15

Participation in Level 2 Cross Country at Bristol Grammar School

Year 3&4 and 5&6 Cross country Level 2 North Somerset competition.

20 children took part in competition. Some children qualified for Level 3 competition at Ashton Court.

ES/DH

Oct 15

Participation in Level 2 competitions Girls & Boys football

Upper KS2 girls football competition –cluster schools’ event qualifier

Upper KS2 boys’ football competition – cluster schools’ event qualifier

10 boys and 10 girls participated. Did not qualify for North Somerset Finals.

NF

Nov 15

Provision and training of Playground Leaders for KS1 playtimes

33 Year 5 and 6 children trained to provide a range of Virtual League style games for KS1 pupils to support them in energetic and enthusiastic play.

Rota of playground leaders. Photos of KS1 play during break and lunch times.

NF/ES

NOV 15

Gold Kitemark Planning

Ongoing evidence being collected and planning/provision reviewed to ensure GV obtain this award at end of academic year.

Prioritising for competition calendar to ensure we have enough children competing.

NF/ES

Nov 15

Initial Sports Week Planning

Discussion and agreements over provision from outside staff to deliver a broad Sports Week timetable.

Timetable beginning to form for w/c 11th July.

ES

Jan 16

Primary Dodecathlon

Squad of 10 Y3/4 children attended this event at Hutton Moor, competing in events such as Curling, Archery, Speed Stacking, Baton relay, fencing.

Opportunity for less active young people to participate.

NF

Jan 16

Primary Sportshall  Athletics

Squad of 25 children Year 5&6 competing in event at Hutton Moor involving over 500 children.

Some children experienced this competition for first time, others were return competitors from last year. Children represented school with excellent sporting attitude. Did not finish in top 3.

ES/NF

Gold Award planning

Collating evidence for the Gold Kitemark Award

Gold Award planning folder updated

ES & KS2

Community Link continued with Scotch Horn Leisure Centre.

All ch in Years 5 attending Scotch Horn weekly  45 minute sessions in a range of sports including Zumba and Yoga

All children trying a different sport that is not available in school. Children more aware of local facilities.

ES

Jan 16

School Sports Crew Update Meeting

Crew prepared information to form School Sports Crew Display Board and to prepare presentation of Values for whole school assembly.

Assembly to now be delivered during Term 3.

NF/ES

Jan 16

Attendance at PE Association meeting

Discussion on assessment for PE, updated event calendar, update on expectations for the Kitemark awards and information on sporting opportunities for children at a local ski club and golf club.

Raised awareness and action plan for gold kitemark.

ES/NF/SB

Whole school assemblies to raise awareness of the Swimathon.

Suzi Brown gave a powerpoint presentation on her Channel swim to inspire children to take part in or persuade parents to compete in the Biannual Swimathon fundraising event.

Years 4, 5 & 6 teams signed up. Information sent to parents regarding Swimathon event.

DD/JT

March 16

Primary Level 2 Netball Tournament

Squad of 18 girls Years 5/6 attended competition at Nailsea School.

Overall runners up of this whole competition and qualification for Level 3 tournament at BGS in April.

ES/NF

Ongoing

Updating letters/timetable of after school clubs for Terms 5 & 6

All letters edited and sent out to parents as necessary. Available on school website. 

Club registers updated.

March 16

School Sports Organising Crew

8 Year 5/6 children presented a KS2 service on the Sainsbury’s School Games Sporting Values.

Powerpoint presentation to each Key Stage.

March 16

Primary Level 2 Tag Rugby Tournament

Squad of 12 boys and girls from Year 5 attending competition at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club.

Competed well, winning one match and losing two.

March 16

Primary Level 2 Hockey/Archery Tournament

Squad of 12 boys/girls in Year 5 for Hockey and 2 boys/2 girls from Year 5 for Archery.

Several children competing in Level 2 competition for first time. All enjoyed playing games. Not in top 3 teams.

ES/NF

PE time

Updating the PE policy. Continued planning for Sports Week.

New PE policy written and submitted for approval.

ES

April 16

Meeting with Shane German  North Somerset PE Association

Discussed requirements for Gold Kitemark Award, Baton Relay Challenge and PE Association sports events this term.

Gold Kitemark folder preparation

Ongoing

Lunchtime Class matches

Class v class matches run by Mr Woodland (FS) for any child to participate in, ensuring all children in each year group participate in one Level 1 event across the year.

Hockey matches played with Sports Crew officiating and supporting.

May 16

Primary Level 2 Swimming Gala

8 Year 5/6 children competed in different swimming races at Hutton Moor.

Great competition! Two 1st places, one second place and overall team finished 4th out of 24 teams!

ES/MA

June 16

3 x Level 2 Kwik Cricket tournaments

3 x 10 children from y5/6 competed in Kwik cricket tournament at Grove CC.

All competed well, winning a couple of matches. All showed excellent sporting attitude and good effort, improving across the games played.

ES

June 16

Primary Level 2 Quadkids Event

10 Year 6 children competed in four different athletics events at St. Katherine’s School.

All competed well, showed great determination and effort, and super support for each other.

ES

PE Time

Finalising Sports Week activities programme/Sports Day

Gold Kitemark preparation

A successful sports week. All children enjoyed 2 additional sporting events in addition to PE curriculum time.

June/July 16

Community Link continued with Scotch Horn Leisure Centre.

All ch in Year 6 attending Scotch Horn weekly  45 minute sessions in a range of sports including Zumba and Yoga

All children trying a different sport that is not available in school. Children more aware of local facilities.

June 16

North Somerset PE Association Baton Relay Challenge

All year groups completed the relay challenge.

See photos

Sports Stars for Term 2

Well done to the following children who have been nominated as 'Sports Stars' by their teachers for Term 2:

Year R: Florence, George, Emmie & Ryan

Year 1: Emma, Matthew, Sebbie & Genevieve

Year 2: James, Isla, Leo & Ashleigh

Year 3: Dylan, May, Hayleigh & Alistair

Year 4: Molly, George, Maisie & James

Year 5: Nathan, Sophie, Gabriel & Lottie

Year 6: Katie, Harvey, Rachel & Lewis

The main reasons given by staff for why these children were nominated centred around their enthusiasm, attitude to sport and their co-operation and team spirit. All of the winners give their very best and participate fully in every sport and PE session.

 

Sports Stars for Term 1

Sports Stars for Term 1 1 Year R
Sports Stars for Term 1 2 Year 1
Sports Stars for Term 1 3 Year 2
Sports Stars for Term 1 4 Year 3
Sports Stars for Term 1 5 Year 4
Sports Stars for Term 1 6 Year 5
Sports Stars for Term 1 7 Year 6

Sport Premium Update October 2014

Last year our use of Sports Premium funding included prioritising Staff CPD in gymnastics and dance, a wider provision of after school clubs, participation in Level 2 competitions and the introduction of daily physical activity.

 

This year, we intend to focus on using the funding to:

  • Providing further CPD for staff.
  • Extending the opportunities for children to access Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 competition.
  • Introducing 'Sports Star' award to raise the profile of sporting success within the school.
  • Increase the levels of participation of extra curricular sport both in and out of school with additional after school club provision.
  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle in all of our children.
  • Provide further opportunities for children to try new sports and activities.

 

Here at Golden Valley Primary School our Sports Premium

funding equated to £8,905.00.

Our Main Aims for the funding in 2013/14 were to:

• Improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision

• Provide CPD for staff

• Increase teacher confidence in the delivery of PE

• Provide opportunities for children to access Level 1, Level 2 and

Level 3 competition

• Increase the levels of participation of extra curricular sport both

in and out of school promoting a healthy life style

• Provide opportunities for children to try new sports and activities

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Sport Premium Update  

 

Since the beginning of Term 3, all classes at GV have been involved in short-burst Physical Activity (PA) on days that they do not have a full PE session. This involves following appropriate dance or fitness videos, ‘Wake and Shake’, hula-hopping or skipping…..our youngest children adore Boogie Beebies! The idea is for the children to get active, get their hearts pumping and their bodies energised so that they are ready to engage with their learning in class. 

 

All classes will also take part in ‘Dance Days’ in Term 3, during which they work to learn dance moves, practise and refine dance sequences and then perform to another class at the end of the day. A variety of themes has already been the foci – 40s style dance, The Sea, Ancient Egyptians – to name a few!

 

The excellent gym training that took place in October for all staff has been put into practice and in Term 4 there will be further training for gym with a specific focus on the use of apparatus and wall bars. Mr Donohoe and Miss Williams, visiting primary PE specialist teachers from Hampshire, will work with the classes that were not used for the demonstration sessions in October and all teaching staff will receive the additional training.

 

The PE strategy also includes increasing participation in Level 2 and 3 sporting events, against other schools in the cluster and locality. Recently, children from Years 5 and 6 have participated in an athletics event in which they came 3rd out of 23 participating schools in North Somerset. This led to their qualification in the regional final which took place on Monday. Unfortunately, the team were not placed in gold, silver or bronze position, but should feel very proud of reaching the regional final. Mrs French and the accompanying adults said that the children from GV behaved impeccably and displayed excellent sportsmanship throughout the competition. This Friday, a team from GV will be competing in a North Somerset swimming gala – good luck swimmers!

 

PE and School Sport Premium

 

The Government announced at the beginning of the year that a new grant for PE and School Sport would be given to all primary schools from September for a period of two years. The amount awarded is £8000 for every school, irrespective of size, together with a £5 per pupil element. Golden Valley will be receiving just over £10k, or approximately £24 per pupil.

At GV, the grant will be used in the following ways:

- providing staff professional development/training, initially in gym
- becoming a member of the North Somerset PE Association, which organises competitive sports competitions within school clusters and the wider local authority
- purchasing equipment and resources for classes to use for short-burst physical activity on non-PE days
- providing further opportunities for year groups to work with a variety of community sports groups e.g. archery, roller skating etc.
- providing non-contact time for Mrs Simms and Mrs French as PE subject leaders to monitor and support the provision and delivery of PE and games in school

The overall aim of our work is to increase the children’s participation in high quality PE and games and introduce them to a wide range of different sporting activities. Also for the children to continue take part in a range of in-school, local and regional sports competitions.

Last year, the Golden Valley netball team won the local (Nailsea) and regional (North Somerset) competitions and came 7th in the Avon finals. Similar successes were enjoyed by our boys and girls football teams at a local level, with the boys making the regional finals too. We are really looking forward to this year’s events!