Rye Oak has received a number of awards over the last year.
In July we were delighted to be successful, for the second consecutive year, in gaining the School Games Gold 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. As a school, we audit and demonstrate our commitment to delivering the best possible sporting experiences for children at our school; that PE is embedded; and that all children are enjoying and living healthy lifestyles through PE and sport. PE and sport are at the very heart of school life. There are a whole range of educational, health and wellbeing benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport by our sports specialist and our class teachers, that can transform the lives of pupils.
The reasons for the award were:
"Rye Oak's Foundation Stage has a powerful commitment by both its leadership and teaching teams to sustained improvement in early years effective practice.
The two year old provision and practice is outstanding and has been an inspiring model for Southwark schools who want to provide high quality two year old provision.
Leaders and teaching teams take responsibility to research, reflect and learn from good and outstanding settings whilst actively supporting other schools in their learning journey.
External reviews have noted significant improvement in attainment and progress, teaching and learning and provision for all children.
Parents are actively engaged in story projects, home learning initiatives, celebrations of their children's achievements and cultural events.
There is a strong momentum to continue to improve outcomes for all children."
Nita Rogers (Early Years Consultant)
Congratulations to the whole EYFS team!
SEN Female Athlete of the Year – Dounia (2J)
Dounia was given this award because:
“Dounia is a high achiever and a very competitive girl. She enjoys all sports and gives 100% all of the time. She is a leader in many ways and her peers respect her. Dounia deserves this award for all her hard work and all the goals she not only sets herself, but accomplishes”.
Primary Young Leader of the Year – Zaine (5A)
Zaine was given this award because:
“Zaine is a wonderful sportsman with a mature attitude and nature that exceeds his years. As a young leader he is reliable, hardworking, kind and helpful. Zaine is very responsible and looked up to by the other children.
He ALWAYS does the right thing, even when he thinks no one is looking. All staff at Rye Oak have praised him saying that he is the first person they will go to on the playground, should they need help or anything done”.
Coach of the Year – Sam Hartwell
Sam was given this award because:
“Sam shares her passion for sport in everything that she does at our school. Sam was worked tirelessly over the last six years to raise the profile of P.E. and sport at Rye Oak and other local primary schools. She has provided opportunities for every child, including those with SEN, to take part in a range of sporting activities. Sam has developed an extensive range of sport focussed after school clubs and organises regular fixtures with other local schools”.
Congratulations to all those who were recognised for their hard work and achievements this year!
Rye Oak was awarded the silver mark for our commitment to P.E and sport during the academic year 2014/15. The School Games Mark was launched in June 2012 to reward schools registered for the School Games for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.