Kingshill became a specialist Sports College in September 2002. As a Sports College all pupils have benefited from the focus on raising standards through high quality teaching, resourcing and additional funding.
The sports specialism has raised standards through:
- Promoting the development of high quality Physical Education and sport for the young people at Kingshill, partner schools and beyond.
- Developing links with local and international sports providers to raise standards in sport and physical activity.
- Using Physical Education and sport to impact on whole school development through curriculum diversity, pupil leadership, teaching and individual learning pathways.
Our sports specialisation has directly led to a greater diversity of examination and other nationally accredited courses, including double and single award GCSE Physical Education, GCSE Dance, and BTEC First In Sport. Pupils at Kingshill have the opportunity to follow accredited courses in Physical Education that are suited to their skills and needs.
The Junior Sports Leaders Award is taught to all pupils in Key Stage 4 and supplemented by a choice of specific sports leadership opportunities. Pupils in all year groups have the opportunity to involve themselves in many leadership events. This improves their confidence and develops their organisational and communication skills. Kingshill has an excellent reputation in Cirencester and across Gloucestershire for the work of its young leaders in running sessions, co-ordinating primary school events and sharing their expertise.
Pupils who demonstrate excellent physical or leadership skills within Physical Education are selected on to the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Programme. Pupils involved with GATE meet together regularly, support various leadership events across the school, access mentoring from staff and are supported in the development of their physical skills and competencies.
Kingshill Sports College is the host school for the Cotswold School Games Organiser for which we have received local and national acclaim for the impact it is having in engaging pupils and developing Physical Education and school sport.
‘The Sports College specialist provision is extremely good and makes a strong contribution to improving standards and achievement.’
‘Sports status has had a very beneficial impact on standards, not just in physical education but across a whole range of school activities.’