Awards & Initiatives
Sainsbury’s School Game Mark
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics…
- Participation – how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
- Competition – how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
- Workforce – how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
- Clubs – how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?
Here at St Theresa’s we are extremely proud of being able to achieve the gold award for the last four years. We are now aiming to apply for the Platinum award for the 2018/19 academic year.
Barnet Partnership for School Sport (BPSS)
The BPSS is a “not for profit” organisation that has been established as a mechanism to retain the outcomes achieved by the School Sport Partnerships, including the organisation of events, competitions, festivals and leadership opportunities with a generic outcome of increasing participation at all levels.
The BPSS is a subscription based membership organisation, lead by the Strategic Manager to:“enable all children and young people in Barnet schools to become confident, physically competent and emotionally resilient learners who can independently and successfully make sustainable healthy lifestyle choices and pursue personalised sporting and physically active pathways (including those for the gifted and talented) through the opportunities offered in their local and wider community.”
TfL’s STARS accreditation scheme inspires young Londoners to think differently about travel and its impact on their health, wellbeing and the environment. At St Theresa’s we have manged to reach the gold level. In order to achieve this we have made sure we have been among the top 10% of London schools, setting high standards to inspire others to transform travel habits, fully engage the wider community to promote best practices, and see a measurable reduction in the number of journeys made by car every day.