PE and Sport at Arno Vale
It is our belief that PE and sport should play a central role in every pupil's experience and that the skills they give children are just as important as being able to read, write and add. Children are taught the Olympic and Paralympic values of friendship, determination, respect, courage, excellence, equality, and inspiration and these are at the forefront of our sporting philosophy. Healthy competition is actively promoted and there are lots of opportunities for children to represent the school with pride in matches, tournaments, festivals and competitions. We also provide opportunities for a wide range of extra curricular sporting activities and clubs. The governing body prides itself on the school’s range of sporting activities and achievements.
PE and Sport Premium
The way in which we use our PE and sport premium allows us to make high quality PE and sport sustainable and embedded within school life. See the link below for a detailed breakdown of how the grant has been spent and its impact.
Sports Teams at Arno Vale Junior School
We are regularly invited to take part in events against other schools in a wide variety of sports such as football, cricket, tennis, lacrosse, handball, athletics, boccia, tag rugby, tri-golf and netball. During 2018/19 we had a record number of children taking part in school sports teams and as a result, we entered more competitions than ever before and qualified for an unprecedented eight County Finals.
The way in which we select each team depends on the type of event that has been organised. Events are categorised as follows:
These Gedling district events often lead to a County Final. Due to the competitive nature of them, we will always aim to pick the strongest possible team. This is done using our professional judgement and will involve an open trial or series of trials and/or assessments.
These events have a clear focus on participation, enjoyment and skill development. Selection for these teams is done using our professional judgement and will involve an open trial and/or an expression of interest. Preference is given to those children that have not represented school in a pathway event or to those that have represented school on the fewest occasions.
These events also have a clear focus on participation, enjoyment and skill development. Selection for these teams is done using our professional judgement and will often involve children expressing an interest. Preference is given to those children that have not represented the school in any of the above event categories.
As a staff, we pride ourselves on ensuring that teams are picked as fairly as possible. We spend a significant amount of time and effort doing this and keep registers and tracking documents to monitor participation.
We hope that this information is useful and gives you a better understanding of how we select teams for competitions.