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At Denbigh we provide students with an outstanding range of sporting opportunities and we are constantly improving PE and Sport by...
 
  • guaranteeing every student two hours a week of top-quality PE and Sport - matching the government recommended allocation
  • continually expanding our programme for lunchtime and after-school sport. We already offer an inclusive extra-curricular programme which has a variety of sporting activities catering for all different needs and abilities. This includes activities before school, at lunch time and after school
  • forming closer links with PE departments within Luton including our partnership school Challney High School for Boys as well as further education institutes such as Luton Sixth Form College, encouraging their sports students to take coaching sessions during Denbigh lessons and sharing teaching expertise and resources
  • working with our partner junior schools to give them full access to our facilities and to also provide opportunities for the delivery of leadership from our pupils.
 
Raising whole-school achievement
 
Our sports college plans are focused on raising the attainment of all of our students as well as securing improved levels of health and fitness for the school and wider community. With this in mind we are:
  • giving all teachers, coaches and support staff access to top quality training in order to play their part in a successful sports college
  • encouraging a far wider use of support staff to focus the energies of teachers even more on the preparation and delivery of high-quality learning opportunities
  • ensuring that we meet the needs of all of our students, whatever their background or cultural heritage. Through doing this we hope to exploit traditional strengths but also broad horizons to open up new possibilities for fitness and healthy lifestyles.
The school has also received the AfPE award in recognition of its high standards and provision for PE and Sport.
 
 
The community dimension
 
A proportion of the sports college money is to be spent on community priorities. Through a close partnership with the local education authority, we have completed an extensive audit of community needs and identified the following areas of focus:
  • The youngest members of our community, from four to seven years of age, need to get the best possible start in life by having 2 hours of activity each week as part of their time at nursery and school.
  • To provide students with the best possible coaching in sport and PE, we need to employ and train volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds.
As in any community there are health issues causing considerable concern, such as levels of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Through a programme of education both in-school and through an outreach facility, we intend to make a positive impact in these areas.
 
Denbigh High School currently runs a Healthy and Active Lifestyles Club and is working closely with local community groups to raise healthy lifestyles awareness and to promote the health and well-being of all of our community members.
 
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