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Happy New Year!   Happy New Year!  

The New Year is well underway and so too is our competition calendar for 2018.

During the first two weeks of this term 32 teams from 8 of our secondary schools competed in our annual School Games badminton championships.  The Bicester School were victorious in both the KS3 boys and KS3 girls competitions, whilst The Warriner School took the honours in the KS4 boys and KS4 girls tournaments.

The Bicester cluster kicked off the Sportshall Athletics season last week with over 200 children from 8 primary schools fighting for local bragging rights and a place in the Partnership Final.  Kings Meadow were the eventual winners with St Mary’s snatching the runners-up spot.  Our other five clusters do battle over the next few weeks before the secondary schools lock horns in early March.

Children from across the partnership will also be competing in hockey, netball, rowing boccia and gymnastics before Easter.

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  Girls Active Girls Active  

Following the delivery of our own Girls Active programme last term, teenage girls from Banbury Academy, North Oxfordshire Academy, Blessed George Napier and The Warriner School now have an opportunity to access local leisure centre facilities free of charge for one month.  This is courtesy of an agreement reached with Woodgreen Leisure Centre and Cherwell District Council.

The girls qualified for the offer through their regular attendance at exclusive classes (gym, dance, spin, yoga, HITT) organised by the centre during school hours last term. 

The programme aims to increase physical activity levels and improve the health and wellbeing of 14+ year old girls who do not currently participate in regular physical activity and sport.

Outstanding Primary School   Outstanding Primary School  

I’m delighted to announce that three of our schools – The Grange County Primary, Hardwick Primary and Bure Park Primary – have applied for Youth Sport Trust Outstanding Primary School of the Year Award.  Applicants were invited to focus on one of the following themes: Physical Education, School Sport, Physical Activity, Emotional Wellbeing.

The winning school will be announced at this year’s YST Conference Dinner at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday 27 February 2018.  We wish all three schools well.

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  Quality Mark 2017-19 Quality Mark 2017-19  

Congratulations to our 22 primary schools and 2 secondary schools who have successfully applied for the YST Quality Mark 2017-19.  Many schools have progressed a level since their 2016 application and all have found the self-review process extremely valuable when planning for this year’s PE and Sport Premium spend.

A special mention goes to Brookside, Hardwick and The Grange primary schools who all achieved Gold status following their validation visits shortly before Christmas.

For a full list of successful schools please visit our ‘Roll of Honour

Oxfordshire Sports Awards   Oxfordshire Sports Awards  

The 2017 Oxfordshire Sports Awards will take place on Friday 19th January 2018 at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford. 

Our best wishes go out to Blessed George Napier School who are looking to repeat last year's success by winning the Sporting Secondary School of the Year 2017.

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  Professional Learning Opportunities Professional Learning Opportunities  

Once again we’re offering free professional development training for teachers and teaching assistants from affiliated schools.  This term’s offer includes two (KS1 & KS2) Active Classrooms workshops, exploring practical learning approaches to the teaching of English and Maths, and our termly Primary PE Network Day targeted at subject leaders, this time focusing on 30 active minutes for every child, every day.  For more information please visit our website.

  Latest news
  11-12-2018 Change 4 Life - Banbury Schools Festival
  10-12-2018 Change 4 Life Fun!
  29-11-2018 Wykham Park Academy 'This Girl Can!'
  22-11-2018 Relay fun at Blessed George Napier
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  Upcoming events
  10-01-2019 NOSSP Team Meeting 08:30 - 10:30
  16-01-2019 The Cooer Family Cluster Meeting 15:30 - 17:00
  16-01-2019 Secondary Heads of PE Meeting 15:00 - 16:30
  17-01-2019 Warriner Family Meeting 09:30 - 11:00
  17-01-2019 Wykham Park Family Meeting 15:30 - 16:30
  17-01-2019 BGN Family Meeting 15:00 - 16:30
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