“Sport will always provide the opportunity to learn about yourself, especially when under pressure. You will learn about how to interact appropriately with others – whether as a teammate or opponent. Competitive sport is at the heart of what we do, but we will never compromise the development of pupils for a ‘win at all costs’ mentality. This ethos underpins our school approach of Preparation for Life by increasing pupil resilience in accepting both success and failure as a natural and healthy outcome.” Chris Neate, Head of PE and Extended School.
At South Camberley, we are committed to providing our pupils with two hours of high quality PE each week. Children will follow the ‘Teaching Games for Understanding’ philosophy, which enables them to participate in simulated game play. We believe in a holistic approach to teaching PE and each lesson is therefore based around the following four key areas of development:
Our curriculum offers a wide range of sports, including: football, basketball, netball, floorball, cricket, dance, gymnastics and tag rugby. We are currently launching ‘taster weeks’, giving our pupils exposure new sports which are not currently taught through our curriculum. These include: American Football, Handball, Badminton and Table Tennis.
Swimming lessons are undertaken in Year 4 for five weeks during the summer term. Swimming lessons take place at Kings International College, with whom we have a strong working relationship. Each lesson is 30 minutes in length and is delivered by Farnborough Fins swimming club instructors.
We value a broad and balanced approach to a healthy and active lifestyle and, along with our creative clubs, we offer an extensive range of sporting activities after school. These are delivered by specialist school staff, in addition to external professional clubs. We provide pupils with opportunities to access extra sporting activities through our Breakfast and After School Care, and at lunchtimes, where we offer football and netball training for pupils who are training as part of our school team, or are aspiring to improve their skills in these sports.
Our approach is complemented by an intra-school Level 1 and inter-school Level 2 competition calendar, with some events leading to county finals (Level 3 competitions). For Further information regarding School Sports Competitions, visit the Sainsbury’s School Games website.
Sports Premium Funding
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2020 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Surrey Heath Primary School's Sports Association
Surrey Heath Sports Association consists of 13 schools that aim to promote school sport. The association works with local community club providers in order to establish long term sports development pathways for our pupils.
South Camberley Primary and Nursery School is a key member of the association, which is made up of the following schools:
- Bisley C of E Primary School
- Connaught Junior School
- Cordwalles Junior School
- Crawley Ridge Junior School
- Frimley C of E Junior School
- The Grove Primary School
- Lakeside Primary School
- Hammond Community Junior School
- Holy Trinity Cof E Primary School
- Mytchett Primary School
- Ravenscote Junior School
- South Camberley Primary School
- St Augustine's Catholic Primary School
Further details, resources and fixtures can be found at www.shpssa.com
Meet your PE teachers
Mr Neate has worked for over 10 years in the primary sector, delivering high quality PE at over 20 schools in the South of England. At the age of 20, he achieved his UEFA B licence in football, which allowed him to work at professional academies, including a year in California and most recently for Aldershot Town.
Mr Neate has a keen interest in contact sports, including rugby and American football, for which he was a national champion at the age of 18.
He also holds qualifications in teaching the following sports:
Mr Neate’s greatest ambition is to teach sport in the favelas of Brazil.
Mr Warden has worked for 8 years in the primary sector in many Surrey and Hampshire schools. He has several FA football coaching badges and qualifications to deliver Specialist Sport in the Primary Sector.
Mr Warden is an avid Chelsea fan and played for them as a child. He also played for Crystal Palace alongside Wilfred Zaha, who has gone on to play in the Premier League.
Mr Warden’s greatest ambition is to travel the world and teach sport in other countries.
Mr Neate and Mr Warden are both designated safeguarding officers at South Camberley, which supports the school in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all pupils during term time and at our holiday camps, which are staffed by one of the PE team at all times.