Sports College

Welcome to the Joseph Whitaker Sports College!

 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES TIMETABLE

Week Commencing 27th July 2015

28.07.15 1000hr – 1100hr Gymnastics 4 – 7Yrs £3 per session
28.07.15 1100hr – 12noon Gymnastics 8 Yrs + £3 per session
29.07.15 1000hr – 1100hr Trampolining 4 – 7yrs £3 per session
29.07.15 1100hr – 12noon Trampolining 8 yrs + £3 per session
31.07.15 1000hr – 12noon Friday Funky Fun 5 – 10yrs £3 per session

Week Commencing 3rd August 2015

04.08.15 1000hr – 1100hr Gymnastics 4 – 7yrs £3 per session
04.08.15 1100hr – 12noon Gymnastics 8 yrs + £3 per session
05.08.15 1000hr – 1100hr Trampolining 4 – 7yrs £3 per session
05.08.15 1100hr – 12noon Trampolining 8 yrs + £3 per session
07.08.14 1000hr – 12noon Friday Funky Fun 5 – 10yrs £3 per session

Week Commencing 10th August 2015

11.08.15 1000hr – 1100hr Gymnastics 4 – 7yrs £3 per session
11.08.15 1100hr – 12noon Gymnastics 8 yrs + £3 per session
12.08.15 1000hr – 1100hr Trampolining 4 – 7yrs £3 per session
12.08.15 1100hr – 12noon Trampolining 8 yrs + £3 per session
14.08.15 1000hr – 12noon Friday Funky Fun 5 – 10yrs £3 per session

Week Commencing 17th August 2015

18.08.15 1000hr – 1100hr Gymnastics 4 – 7yrs £3 per session
18.08.15 1100hr – 12noon Gymnastics 8 yrs + £3 per session
19.08.15 1000hr – 1100hr Trampolining 4 – 7yrs £3 per session
19.08.15 1100hr – 12noon Trampolining 8 yrs + £3 per session
21.08.15 1000hr – 12noon Friday Funky Fun 5 – 10yrs £3 per session

Week Commencing 24th August 2015

25.08.15 1000hr – 1100hr Gymnastics 4 – 7yrs £3 per session
25.08.15 1100hr – 12noon Gymnastics 8 yrs + £3 per session
26.08.15 1000hr – 1100hr Trampolining 4 – 7yrs £3 per session
26.08.15 1100hr – 12noon Trampolining 8 yrs + £3 per session
28.08.15 1000hr – 12noon Friday Funky Fun 5 – 10yrs £3 per session

Booking your child’s place is essential for the above activities

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to generate a minimum number of 10 participants will result in the activity being cancelled/ subject to change

Between 10.30 – 3.30pm Monday – Friday we are offering facilities for:

Badminton / Table Tennis / Short Tennis / Squash Courts

Available to book for juniors @ £2 per court per hr (‘Kids 4 a quid’)

3G Facility £10 juniors per hr per 1/3 usage

  ‘The Joseph Whitaker Sports College’

The Joseph Whitaker An Academy & Specialist Sports College

Warsop Lane, Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0AG 01623 792327

Booking Line Contact: [01623] 795610

 

 

The Joseph Whitaker School became a specialist Sports College in September 2004. The decision to gain a specialism in sport was taken for a variety of reasons including our expertise in using sport to raise aspiration, engagement and attainment; our expertise in developing pupil leadership; our track record in developing pupil’s skills in sport and our belief that sport in schools should engender a life long commitment to improving health.

Our provision, outcomes and Girl's Football Teamcommitment to the values and benefits of sport have been recognised nationally. For example, we are a Gold Partner school for the Youth Sport Trust, the Headteacher is an ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust, we are the lead school in Nottinghamshire for leadership and volunteering and we are the hub site for the Newark and Sherwood Sports Partnership delivering high quality sport across 5 secondary schools and 41 primary schools.

The Specialist Schools programme was designed to improve whole school standards of attainment and achievement and to also provide strong links to the local community. Since 2004, this is some of the progress that has been made:

Whole School

The school has secured a clear rising trend in outcomes since gaining specialist status. For example, the percentage of pupils gaining 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics has improved from 36% in 2005 to 72% in 2013 and the percentage of pupils gaining 5 A*-C overall has improved from 42% in 2007 to 87% in 2013. The specialism has contributed significantly to these improvements through, for example:

  • Developing the quality of teaching and learning across the school
  • Developing study support programmes
  • Developing pupil leadership across all faculty areas
  • Developing mentoring systems

The students’ understanding of healthy lifestyles has been judged to be ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Examples of other initiatives centred around health include:

  • Hydration points are provided across the school, paid for from the Sports College budget
  • Menus in the canteens were providing healthy options before the Government brought in changes to legislation and the school gained Fair Trade status in 2011
  • A wide variety of healthy lifestyle clubs and activities have taken place, including the Carnegie initiative
  • The school has been awarded Healthy Schools status at Gold level.

We have developed a very strong KS2 to KS3 transition programme, with all of our family of school Y6 primary students accessing PE and sport of the highest quality Year 11 Rugby Champsevery Wednesday afternoon at The Joseph Whitaker School. These sessions are led by the Joseph Whitaker PE staff and feedback from parents and students has been extremely positive. Students express less anxiety about the change of schools, they know our staff, know our school and our expectations, and they know other students from other schools. This programme has now been enhanced with provision from Technology and Science.

Specialist Subject

Outcomes in PE and sport are outstanding. As well as outstanding results, the PE department has grown significantly in size since 2004 as a result of  an increase in provision at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. We currently offer:

  • GCSE PE Full and Short Course
  • BTEC Sport Level 2
  • GCSE Dance
  • Sports Leader Level 1 and Level 2
  • Junior Football Organisers Award
  • AS and A2 Level PE
  • AS and A2 Level Dance
  • BTEC Sport Level 3
  • A bespoke Advanced Sports Programme at Level 3, offering full-time PE and Sport provision coupled with paid work in sport

The department also offer an impressive range of Out of School Hours activities which are both competitive and non-competitive. These include:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Trampolining
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Fitness
  • Dance

The flagship programme of the Sports College has been our leadership programme with over an average of 100 students per cohort being accredited each year. These students act as leaders in a variety of events at Joseph Whitaker and within the Partnership. The leaders wear red shirts and this includes lunchtime supervision duties and working with the local community during the evenings. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is also now under the wing of the Sports College.

Community

In July 2006 Joseph Whitaker took responsibility for the sports facilities in the evenings and weekends. We have developed an approach which attracts high quality clubs to use the facilities and to also give opportunities to groups which might need support in setting up activities. We also provide traditional casual use for our local community.

Our partner club scheme means that clubs have Sport England Clubmark or FA Chartermark receive preferential booking times and rates. This means that our students have the opportunity to access high quality clubs in a sustainable environment. We are also working with National Governing Bodies to ensure that we have an annual programme of sport related qualifications and training taking place.

We have a Football Development Officer who works in both school and the community to maximise use of the new 3G pitch, and also a designated Gymnastics coach who works within the school and Partnership.

Some specific areas of success include the development of Rainworth Rollers Boccia Club, the use of the facilities by The Nottinghamshire Elite Boccia Squad, the martial arts provision, the development of a Rainworth Badminton Club and the quality of the holiday programmes being provided.

As a by-product of our Sports Specialism the development of high quality facilities for use by the school and the community cannot be underestimated;

  • A Sports Hall extension encompassing a four court hall with cricket nets
  • A state of the art gym  completed in 2012 and used as a flagship centre for Technogym,
  • A new Dance Studio with state of the art sound and lighting systems plus a ballet barre and full length mirror
  • A new full size third generation floodlit football pitch
  • A total refurbishment of the gymnasium, sports hall changing rooms and foyer
  • A refurbishment of the tennis courts.