We believe in Sport for All
The Deanes School has been a Sports College since 1998 and has successfully received notification of third phase designation as a Sports College. We have a development plan in place until 2009.
Sports Colleges commit themselves to a four year development plan with specific targets to improve standards as a whole and to raise performance and participation in sport and physical education. We want our students to excel in P.E. and Sport and we have many students who perform at county, regional and national level. Above all, we want our students to be healthy and to reap the benefits in all areas of the school from a healthy mind and a healthy body.
Our role as a specialist Sports College also involves managing a School Sport Partnership across 64 schools (infant, junior, primary, secondary and special) in Castle Point and Rochford. Permeating all our work with other schools is the aim to raise standards through sharing Best Practice in curriculum, out of school hours learning, school to community links and developing young leaders.
The national P.E. School Sport and Club Links (PESSCL) strategy was launched by the Government in 2003. The strategy promotes the principle of equality through the delivery of high quality P.E. and school sport. It strives for a culture that enables and values the full involvement of every young person. The overall objective is to increase the percentage of 5 – 16 year olds who spend a minimum of 2 hours on high quality P.E. and school sport.
Sport Colleges and School Sport Partnerships provide the infrastructure through which the PESSCL programme is delivered.
The Deanes School has received DfES recognition as a model of Best Practice for the work it is doing in supporting Gifted & Talented students. A number of elite sports performers currently have ‘flexible’ time-tables to enable them to integrate sporting and academic achievement. In addition to this, further support packages include mentoring, life-style workshops and nutrition workshops. The support package is personal to the performer.
This work has now extended to the award of ‘Advanced Practitioner Status’ for Personalised Learning. This involves the dissemination of our P.E. curriculum model to other Sports Colleges and School Sport Partnerships. Our inclusive curriculum, designed through joint teacher and their physical ability using sport as a vehicle.
To ensure quality of practice Sports Colleges are embedded at the hub of communities working in a multi-partnership approach between education and sport agencies. Opportunity and value for money are being delivered, maximizing the potential of young people in and through sport.