The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. We are delighted to announce that Blue Coat has been awarded the Gold School Sports Games Mark. This recognises the excellence of PE provision and the outstanding support given to the pupils.

The award evaluates our PE provision and how we assist our pupils in developing an action plan for future progress. Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics…

Participation – how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
Competition – how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
Workforce – how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
Clubs – how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?

This term in the Sports department we are delighted to welcome Mr Melia and Mrs Somerville. We are so pleased they have joined us and we look forward to another exciting and successful term of sport! For new parents, please note that each week in Update there is a ‘Sports Reports’ link which features reports from all the matches that have taken place that week.  (Fixtures recommence next week.)

Mrs Bennett