Sports at Benton Dene                             

Sports News

For the 4th year in succession, we have been awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award. This award is in recognition of the sporting opportunities we provide our pupils at Benton Dene. As part of the School Games Mark, children are encouraged to demonstrate the ‘Values of the Games’, which are essential for good sportsmanship and competition 

Benton Dene School PE and Sports Premium                                                  

As a school, we strive to continue to create a culture that encourages all children to be active, healthy and enjoy sports. We aim to achieve this by offering a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated and personalised to meet the needs of our learners. On a weekly basis, we provide our pupils with high quality and engaging PE lessons. We also provide fortnightly swimming lessons for KS1 and KS2 pupils at the Lakeside Leisure Centre, Killingworth.

In addition, pupils have the opportunity to access rebound therapy. Rebound is the use of trampolines to provide therapeutic exercise for children with a wide range of needs. It is delivered by trained staff who work on exercises that are designed to meet each child’s individual needs. The benefits from rebound are to improve fitness, communication skills and gross motor skills.

PE Premium Funding Impact Report 2018-1919

PE Premium Funding Impact Report 2017-18

Sports leaders

This year we have been successful in gaining another grant from the Big Lottery to fund our sports leaders programme. Last year a group of blue zone pupils completed the award. This year we have two classes completing the award through a company called Sports Works. The children work towards receiving a qualification in play leadership. 
This programme gives pupils opportunities to develop confidence, learn skills, improve health and develop an understanding of working both independently and as part of a team. 
Pupils will learn how to lead and run activity sessions, developing their co-ordination and motor skills, social and co-operative skills and leadership skills. 

Swimming at Benton Dene School 

We also provide fortnightly swimming lessons for KS1 and KS2 pupils at the Lakeside Leisure Centre in Killingworth.

Swimming Document PDF 2018-19

Swimming Document PDF 2017-18