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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.

Do you need advice and support to effectively utilise your Primary Sport Premium Funding?

Or are you looking for high quality, accessible and affordable Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) for your School?

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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

Hilary Johnson Award
Lifetime Achievement Award for long service to PE and School Sport

Photo L-R: John Byrne, LRS Director and winner Nigel Williams.

The 2016 'The Hilary Johnson Award' - Lifetime Achievement Award for long service to PE and School Sport. For those individuals who have gone above and beyond to make PE and school sport accessible for all children and young people across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

The Hilary Johnson Award is in memory of Martin Johnson CBE's mother, who was an incredibly dedicated and passionate PE teacher in Leicestershire. Previous winners of the Award include Nicky Collett, Dave Driver, David Fitt, John Duggan, Alan Jacobs and Noel Melvin (2015).

2017 LRS Celebration Evening

  • Winner: Nigel Williams, Blaby
  • Highly Commended: Dorothy Orr, North West Leicestershire and Stephanie Magee, Leicester City (pictured)

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.

Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism

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

The bespoke physical education and school sport qualification for primary school teachers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants has been developed by the Association for Physical Education and Sports Leaders UK. The aim of the qualification is to up-skill primary colleagues to be able to assist the delivery of high quality primary school PE. The course will address the top 3 concerns of subject knowledge, health and safety and subject leadership.

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."

If you are interested in this course for 2017, please contact Geoff Maltby on the contact details below.

School Sport 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

The briefings are a chance for school leaders to find out about how the programme works, the costs and logistics of hiring a young person and good practice from schools that have been involved in the programme. IMPACT Apprenticeships our training partner will be on hand to offer guidance in the recruitment and management of apprentices. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions too.

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


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