School Games Mark
Last week St. Paul's was awarded the Gold Mark for School Games for 2021-22. This recognised the commitment made by St. Paul's to provide excellent physical education for our pupils this year. The school had to meet a range of criteria: from the opportunities provided for the children to access extra-curricular sport at after-school clubs (and the popularity of these clubs); to the school's involvement in inter-school competitions and the inclusivity of the selection process (60% of the pupils in Key Stage 2 represented the school in competition); and the involvement of expert sports coaches to improve the children's technique (and to improve the teachers' level of expertise). The award also recognised the role of young leaders - and the excellent job that the Year 6 pupils did in organising and delivering an outstanding Sports Day for our Key Stage 1 pupils demonstrated how able our children are to show the School Games values in action. Well done to all the team!