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Dauntsey's School Featured in OFSTED Report

Published Tuesday 11th of November 2014 11:30:59 AM

Dauntsey's School is one of only ten independent schools visited by Ofsted during research for its widely-publicised Report 'Going the extra mile - Excellence in competitive school sport'. The newly published Report was commissioned after the 2012 Olympics. It explores why so many Team GB athletes had been educated in private rather than state schools.

Dauntsey's School features in the Report as a case study entitled, 'Building character by playing regular, competitive sport'. Highlights from the case study include:

'�(Dauntsey's) school provides first-class sports facilities and employs a large team of specialist teachers and coaches. The director of sport oversees the work of the heads of PE at GCSE and A level, a team of expert coaches in rugby, hockey, netball, cricket,athletics, tennis, swimming and riding, and the sports coordinator, who is responsible for organising fixtures and arranging the catering and transport�

'�The sporting character of students is clearly evident on match days. Students play hard, play to win, and show that they can win and lose graciously. At the end of the game they share refreshments with the opposition in the school dining room, maintaining a true sporting tradition and fostering team spirit and friendship.'

Ofsted inspectors visited 10 independent schools, 35 state schools and surveyed more than 500 head teachers and over 1,000 11- to 18-year-olds.

To view a full copy of the Report please go to:

For further information about Dauntsey's School and its Sports programme, go to www.dauntseys.org or please contact:

Nicola Ainger
Tel: 07739 672285
E: nicola_adamson@btinternet.com

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