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At Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) we 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.

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

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 5/6 Centre of the Year Award Winners*
Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism Course

We have been awarded the 'Level 5/6 Centre of the Year Award' from Sports Leaders UK & the Association for Physical Education for 2017!

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."

Delegates have now been selected for the 2017/18 Programme. Check back in 2018 for information on future courses.

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.

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.

Andrew Pridmore (Head Teacher, Elizabeth Woodville Primary School) said:

"Andy (apprentice) has been a tremendous asset to both schools this year. He has shown excellent organisational skills to develop a range of extra-curricular opportunities. We have found our involvement in the scheme to be of great benefit this year and would welcome being involved again in the future. The fact that Andy was school based for the vast majority of the time meant that we could effectively plan opportunities and arrange activities, which was of benefit to all pupils."

Apply for an Apprenticeship

Loughborough College work in partnership with a variety of Schools across Leicestershire to deliver our School Sports Apprenticeship Scheme. Apply now to be considered for one of these great positions that will be starting in July 2018.

As a School Sport Apprentice, you will need to be able to plan and deliver coaching sessions. You will also need to inspire, motivate and enthuse your students. Below are the main roles you will be expected to carry out during your apprenticeship.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a School Sport Apprentice. This position is for enthusiastic and energetic individuals looking to enter a career in sports coaching and/or teaching. All School Sport Apprentices will study towards the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport. For the first 6 weeks of the summer you will need to be able to attend a training course at Loughborough College.

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
  • Head Teacher Engagement
  • Primary PE and Sport Premium Advisor
  • Heads of PE Development
  • School Sport & Physical Activity Network (SSPAN) Development
  • Oadby & Wigston LSA Link Officer
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