OFSTED March 2018
“Staff are exceptionally positive, demonstrating that the school have built a strong culture among staff as they continually improve their professional practice.”
We are proud to be part of the Testwood Sports College Partnership. We maximise our sports funding use to benefit staff through quality CPD and training for all our children to take part in inter-school competitions. Our aim for Sports funding 2019-2020 to encourage even more children to participate in sport. We work together with Eastleigh and Saints Football Clubs to provide extra opportunity for all children to get involved with football and athletics – we are fully inclusive and ensure no child is left out. In addition we work with Totton Tennis Club and provide extra whole class tennis lessons and Totton Cricket Club to extend children’s knowledge of sports that they can try.
We believe that sport is very important for all our children and opportunities to try different sports and take part in our school teams is actively encouraged.
Sportsmanship is key to developing learning behaviours such as resilience, working together, reflection and applying skills. For our children we believe regular sport is key to a healthy lifestyle and social awareness – it has the key elements of SMSC. We know sport and exercise benefits our children’s learning and self esteem.
We give all children in our school the opportunity to compete, this may be as follows:
Personal challenge (beating their own personal best)
Intra-school competition (class v class or house v house)
Inter-school competition (school v school)
For details on the impact of sports funding, please see our policies section.
We competed against local schools and came 1st. We were very proud of their behaviour and teamwork.
The sportsmanship and behaviour of the teams was exemplary.
Quad Kids Team
Year 1 and Year 2 teams took part in the event which tested 4 different skills including running, jumping and throwing skills. Our team showed great skills. They came joint 1st and 3rd with individual medals for 2 of our girls and 2 boys for best achievement. The teams worked hard and they were amazing. We were all proud of them.
Our school hosted the local cricket festival with other schools attending. Testwood Sports College Young Leaders helped to lead the very successful morning where our Year 1 children had the opportunity to learn a range of skills to play cricket.