PE and Sport

Alfriston School was officially launched as a Sports College from September 2009. This is a wonderful achievement for our school.

PE and Sport is a big part of life at Alfriston. Every student has at least 3 lessons of practical PE a week. In years 10 and 11 pupils also have 2 lessons during which they complete activities that lead towards either the Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze or Silver award. In addition there is a vast range of extra-curricular clubs to ensure there is something for everyone and our sports leaders do a fantastic job running these. We are a lead inclusion school for the county and are proud to promote being healthy and active, not only here but in the community also.

 

We recently applied for the new Youth Sport Trust Partner school status and in September 2016 were officially designated a Bronze Partner School. The Youth Sport Trust is a quality mark: the Partner School logo is for schools that are the best at maximising PE and sport outcomes for young people.

 

As a Lead Inclusion School our targets include;

  • Providing a high quality teaching and learning experience for all pupils in all subject areas.
  • Providing more out of school learning opportunities for targeted groups.
  • Increasing participation in sport and physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle initiative.
  • Raising self-esteem and self-confidence through providing opportunities for success in a range of sports and physical activities.
  • Creating opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills in, and beyond, the school curriculum.
  • Providing opportunities to link a sporting experience to the whole school curriculum and embed the Sports College ethos throughout our whole school.
  • Working with partner schools and the wider community to share and develop good practice.

From 2011 as part of our development work across the county we have been the host site for 'Inclusion Sport Partnership – South Bucks. This means we organise sports festivals, training events for teachers and we generate community sports opportunities for young people across South Bucks. We will also work to improve opportunities for young people with disabilities across the whole county through our work as one of England's 50 designated 'Project Ability' Schools.

Alfriston was runner-up in the LEAP school of the year award for Bucks in 2015. This is recognition of our commitment to raising achievement in PE and Sport and creating opportunities for all students to succeed.

At Alfriston we aim to use PE to help us to raise standards across the school by providing the most appropriate curriculum pathway for each of our pupils and by using PE and Sport as a motivational tool through which confidence and self-esteem may be enhanced.

Our approach to PE is based on participation and enjoyment and we try to lay down the foundations that will lead to our pupils continuing to participate in physical activity once they leave school. Pupils are encouraged to develop a positive attitude to achieving personal success – from this ideal our school 2012 motto: 'Be the best you can be' was born. We have taken part in the Girls Active initiative and our students are full believers that ‘This girl can’.

At Alfriston the following courses that relate to PE are available: Young Sports Leaders Awards, BTEC Award and Certificate in Sport and Active Leisure and Duke Edinburgh Bronze and Silver awards.

PE activities at Alfriston include; Football, Tennis, Boccia, Netball, Rugby, Rounders, Cricket, Athletics, Basketball, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Dance, Horse Riding, Sailing, Multi-Skills, Karate, Leadership, Fitness, Hockey, Badminton.

In addition, our out of school hours learning programme gives our pupils the opportunity to explore a variety of new activities such as Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, Hockey, Dance, Circuit Training, and Golf.

Alfriston has a number of links with the community. Our pupils have the opportunity to participate in festivals and sporting events organised by the South Bucks Special School Sport Association, Bucks Sport and our new 'Inclusion Sport Partnership – South Bucks'.

Some of the organisations we work with include:

  • Chesham Ladies Football Club
  • English Federation of Disability Sport
  • Penn and Tylers Green Karate Club
  • Riding for the Disabled
  • Halton Tennis Club
  • Marion Smith England Disability Netball
  • Clan Netball Club
  • Wycombe Cricket Club
  • Bucks Sport
  • Youth Sport Trust