Platinum School Games Award

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4th May 2023

We are delighted to announce that Great Baddow High School has achieved the School Games Platinum Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year and is the first secondary school in Chelmsford to reach and achieve Platinum level in the school games.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

At Great Baddow High School we offer a wide range of sports and activities, over the years these have adapted and changed with the Student Voice being key in the changes made.

We have introduced blocks of work looking at adapted sports such as archery, boccia and kurling. We have made sure that the curriculum for both boys and girls in KS3 matches so that all students get the same opportunities in sports they love.

Our House system runs intra house competitions throughout the year giving all students the chance to represent their tutor groups with clear intent on enjoyment and fun.

This year we have introduced our Sports Leadership Academy with students from Year 8-13, and we currently have 102 students making up the Leadership Academy. These students get to take part in training at a variety of sports then use the skills learnt and work with the CSSP in delivering events to the Primary schools from across Chelmsford. This has been a huge success and students have really enjoyed being a part of this academy.

Every Term as a school we run meetings in Student Voice, a collaboration between House Representatives from each tutor group, and House Captains/Vice Captains. At the Student Voice meetings a wide range of topics crop up including: the school offer in sport, active break and lunch times, active travel to and from school as well as many other areas, all building towards a delivery that the students here at Great Baddow want and love.