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We here at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) are committed to supporting our local schools to increase the number of children and young people participating in high quality PE, sport and physical activity.

We work together with School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), Schools, Local Authorities and other key partners to help co-ordinate and deliver sport for young people, providing opportunities such as – leadership and volunteering, inclusive sport, competition through the School Games and Team Leicestershire, school to school and school to community links.

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Delivering a high quality physical education, school sport and physical activity offer across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

We have a vision for every young person across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to receive a consistent and sustainable high quality Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity offer, for the benefit of their health and wellbeing.

We feel we can collectively achieve this by all schools committing to a series of pledges.

This advocacy document highlights some of the fantastic best practice currently taking place in our schools, through a series of local case studies. All schools within this document are happy to be contacted by colleagues to discuss their best practice in more detail or even arrange visits to their schools.

The Leicestershire and Leicester City PE & School Sport Champion Groups have looked across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland to find some of the excellent work in physical activity that is helping young people to thrive in our secondary schools.

We know that high quality physical education and sport makes a contribution to the well-being of young people far beyond the curriculum and this booklet details six case studies from the following Schools that demonstrate this:

Castle Rock High School
King VII Science & Sport College
Rawlins Academy
Robert Smyth Academy
Rushey Mead Academy
Uppingham Community College

Team Leicestershire

'Team Leicestershire' is the umbrella Association for all traditional competitive school sport in secondary schools across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

The main aim of Team Leicestershire is to ensure that as many young people as possible are able to represent their school and compete in a variety of sports / competitions, both at a local level against neighbouring schools, but then with the opportunity to progress through to county finals.

Team Leicestershire also aims to re-ignite, support and profile our County Representative Sides, so that our most talented young people have the opportunity to represent their County with pride on a regional and national stage. Click on the link below for more information.

Training Opportunities

Do you need support and training to ensure that you are offering high quality PE and school sport opportunities?

Click on the links and attachments below to view the latest professional development events and courses, from us, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, the School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), LRS Workforce Education and external providers.

We have been awarded the 'Level 5/6 Centre of the Year Award' from Sports Leaders UK & the Association for Physical Education - join our national award winning course!

We are delighted to be able to offer primary schools an exciting course to support the development of Physical Education and School Sport.

This nationally recognised qualification aims to upskill primary school teachers, future teachers and school support staff to improve the overall delivery of the Physical Education curriculum. On successful completion of this qualification, dele-gates will be able to assist in raising the standards within primary school physical education teaching.

Previous delegates of the course said:

"I would fulsomely recommend this course to all PE Coordinators as it has given me huge confidence in my own ability and how I can improve further"

"From the beginning of the course to the end I have found that my confidence and knowledge (although not 100) has increased and I have a better awareness of PE in school and the needs of the children."

Now Open for Applications - 2017/18

School Sport, Health & Wellbeing Apprenticeships

In conjunction with Loughborough College, the programme has seen outstanding success rates and has had a lasting impact on the participating primary, secondary and special schools, many of whom have gone on to employ their apprentices.

Apprentices employed are post 16 years of age and receive outstanding training and development from Loughborough College in order to effectively carry out their role.

Figures in 2014/15 show that the programme has produced 56 specialist PE Apprentices who have been deployed in 71 schools since 2011 to promote PE, Sport and Physical Activity to young people and support PE co-ordinators/departments and all school staff.

For 2016/17, 21 School Sport Apprentices have been recruited and will be based in a Primary School 4-days a week developing and delivering sport and physical activity opportunities.

2017/18 Recruitment Process

A generic application will open soon, interviews held during the summer term and successful candidates completing an intensive initial training programme during the summer holidays before starting with their schools in September 2017.

Additional Links

For more information please contact:

Geoff Maltby

Geoff Maltby

Sports Development Manager

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

  • Children and Young People Lead
  • Strategic Management & Business Planning
  • School Sport Advocacy
  • School Sport & Physical Activity Network (SSPAN) Development
  • Oadby & Wigston LSA Link Officer
01509 564862

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  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
    Harborough District Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
    Loughborough University
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Sport England
    Age UK L&R
    Rutland County Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
    Equality Standard


  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Loughborough University
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    County Sport Network
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Equality Standard
    Rutland County Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Blaby District Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council