Launching PE Chiefs!

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PE has long been sold as a tool for the holistic and tacit development of young pupils, with pupils learning social and communication skills, learning to be responsible for their own actions, and how to work well with others. PE Chiefs is designed to build on this by rewarding pupils for their assistance within PE lessons, recognising these positive attributes. The sticker system enables pupils to be recognised for things like helping to tidy away equipment, working well with others, and showing commitment to their own and their peers development and enjoyment within PE. For each 5 stickers a pupil receives, they receive a certificate in recognition. To ensure that PE Chiefs is developmental, it is recommended that teachers make it more difficult for pupils to receive stickers for the higher up levels.

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The idea is that class teachers display the A2 poster on their wall and reward pupils throughout the year, with certificates being handout during the weekly assemblies.

Teaching pupils from a young age about their responsibilities leads into the Young Leaders Award where this basic understanding can be built on in more complex contexts by giving pupils the tools to lead groups. Primary schools are able to access these resources for free as part of their Network buy-in.

To explore our Primary Leadership resources, click here...

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SportsHall Success!

Thursday the 30th January saw the Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network Sports Hall Athletics event, hosted at All Saints’ Academy.

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The event saw over 400 pupils from 23 local primary schools compete in a range of athletic activities during 3 separate events throughout the day. Event 1 and 2 were the large schools events, with the overall winners progressing to the county finals on the 10th February at Wycliffe College. Warden Hill took the honours in event 1 but Charlton Kings, victors of event 2, took overall honours to progress into the county finals.

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Event 3, the small schools event, saw a large crowd gather to watch the 9 small schools compete for their place at the county finals. In a highly competitive final event only 6 points separated Winchcombe Abbey from the eventual winners, Grangefield, who consistently perform well in interschool competitions thanks to their enthusiastic PE co-ordinator Debbie Palmer.

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Matt Coldrey, School Sport Coordinator for the Network said: “It was fantastic to see so many young people competing with smiles on their faces, it makes you realise the positive impact sport can have. I’d like to extend a massive thanks to all of the help University of Gloucestershire students, without their expert help we could not host such an event.”



Event 1

Gold – Warden Hill

Silver – Woodmancote

Bronze – Gotherington

Event 2

Gold – Charlton Kings Junior

Silver – St Edward’s

Bronze – Prestbury St Mary’s

Event 3

Gold – Grangefield

Silver – Winchcombe Abbey

Bronze – Tirlebrook

New Primary Sport Premium Funding

Following the recent announcement re: the New Primary Sport Premium Funding for primary schools in England, Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network is pleased that the government has invested in key areas to improve physical education and school sport particularly in supporting primary colleagues. We have been working with a number of partners to support schools in preparing for this funding. (October 2013).

Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network will support schools in their use of this funding to ensure a positive impact for children and young people in the area.

Prior to allocating any of your funding it is important to carry out the following:

  • An audit of the needs of the school, staff, children and young people.
  • Selection and implementation of appropriate strategies to address these needs and achieve additional impact.
  • Ensure there is evidence of this additional impact for the Ofsted monitoring process.

It is critical that this investment is used strategically to ensure a sustainable legacy which impacts positively on the physical education of pupils. Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network is working with schools and partner organisations to develop and share guidance on local solutions.

Below we have provided links to documents which we feel will be useful to schools when they are looking to plan and make decisions.
These documents (and many more) are also available by clicking on the Downloads tab / PE and School Sport.



The School Sport Network held another successful Sportshall athletics competition for the local primary schools. This was an action packed day of track and field events hosted by All Saints Academy, incorporating relay races, javelin throw, chest push, standing long jump, standing triple jump, and speed bounce. There was a great hype throughout the day with the teachers getting just as involved as the pupils, even the University of Gloucestershire students couldn't resist doing a few races.

The table belows displays the results from the competition with Warden Hill awarded the winners of the day and through to the final in April where they will challenge schools from the district.

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Warden Hill

558 1

Charlton Kings



524 3

St Edwards

488 4


464 5

St James

418 6




364 8

Bishop Cleeve

322 9

Christ Church

304 10

St Thomas More

270 11


222 12 


As part of the qualifying rounds to the Gloucestershire School Games, Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network teamed up with East Glos Tennis Club to run a Mini Red Tennis Competition for Year 1&2’s and Year 3&4 school teams.

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The event took place on Friday 1st June at East Glos Tennis Club, a fantastic venue for the young children to experience their first Tennis Competition. The competition, organised by Chris Warner, East Glos Community Coach was superbly run with Teams from the local Primary Schools including:Benhall Infants, Bishops Cleeve, Naunton Park, Charlton Kings and Cheltenham College.

A special mention has to be made to the Sports Leaders who took the roles as team manager- supporting and organising the young teams, also officials and scorers- doing a fantastic job as well as encouraging the young players to learn the rules and help keep score. The Leaders were from the Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network Leadership Academy, a combination of the best young leaders in Year 9 from across the District.


The level of tennis played was at a fantastic standard, courts and equipment were of an appropriate size and weight for the age group and they played to the rules of Mini Red Tennis. All participants received a certificate and medal, with the overall winner collecting individual trophies at the presentation at the end of the day.

The winners of the Year 1 + 2 competition was Naunton Park, with Benhall runners up.
The winners of the Year 3 + 4 competition was again Naunton Park with Chelt College Junior School runners up.

These 4 teams will be representing the District at The Gloucestershire School Games on Friday 15th June at Oxstalls Indoor Tennis Centre, Gloucester. Well Done to everyone that took part, thanks to the Leadership Academy and East Glos Tennis Club for hosting!