TFL STARS Scheme
Clockhouse Achieves GOLD!!!
Clockhouse Primary School annually partakes in the TFL STARS Scheme. STARS is TfL's accreditation scheme for London schools. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling. STARS supports pupils' wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improves road safety.
Did you know the average journey to school is less than one kilometre, that's around a ten minute walk! However, many of these journeys are made by car leading to congestion and an unsafe and polluted environment for us all. By swapping car journeys for active travel, together STARS schools can make a real difference to our city and support the Mayor’s vision for Healthy Streets.
Working closely with our Junior Travel Ambassadors, we are pleased to announce that after number of years being a bronze school Clockhouse Primary School has achieved gold accreditation for the first time. This is a whole school achievement with children across the school being involved. Following our most recent annual survey car use overall has gone down and this is one of the main factors in achieving gold status.
As a result of the new accreditation Clockhouse has been asked to pilot a new initiative called the ‘Walking Zones Project’. Funding has been secured to get a child friendly map and information boards made for the school with leaflets for every pupil! So watch this space and please continue to actively travel!
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Clockhouse Primary School has been awarded the Gold School Games Mark for our excellent PE and extracurricular provision. Over the past 4 years Clockhouse have climbed the ladder starting with a bronze, then spending 2 years at silver, before finally being awarded the highest accreditation.
Clockhouse become only the 5th school in the whole of the Borough of Havering to receive this accolade. To achieve this award we had to meet some rigorous criteria including providing leadership opportunities through sport, working with a number of local clubs to form links, and provide opportunities for ALL children to participate in sport.
In addition to providing leadership and external opportunities Clockhouse had to offer a certain percentage of children extracurricular opportunities. Our data shows that over 75% of our children attend clubs. Furthermore, the school had to enter a certain number of tournaments and festivals whilst also compiling a huge fixture list in a range of sports where we proved to be very successful.
Finally we had to ensure our children were being offered a minimum of 2 hours physical activity a week in curriculum time, that engaged all aspects and levels of learning, whilst also monitoring the growth of our pupils recording levels where appropriate.
The process to achieve a Gold School Games Mark for PE was not easy and huge thanks and congratulations have to go to Mr Yarrow for all that he has done for sport at Clockhouse - he has certainly put us on the map!
As we mentioned earlier, only 5 schools in a Borough of over 80 schools have achieved this Mark, and this is credit to our hard working and dedicated pupils and parents. Thank you and well done to everyone for your help in making Clockhouse a well known sporting success!