News of and associated funding opportunities for PESSYP (PE & Sport Strategy for Young People) supporting School Sport Club Links

Sports Leaders UK Working With Further Education Sport Coordinators

View video (9m 44s flashplayer required) explaining the benefits of Sports Leaders UK courses to Further Education Sport Coordinators (FESCOs)

PE and Sport Survey 2009/10

Susannah Quick, Aline Simon and Alex Thornton (*)

This research report was written before the new UK Government took office on 11 May 2010. As a result the content may not reflect current Government policy and may make reference to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) which has now been replaced by the Department for Education (DFE).

The views expressed in this report are the authors’ (*) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department for Education

The main aim of this research was to provide very robust and reliable information from partnership schools on:

  • the proportion of pupils receiving 2 hours of curriculum PE1
  • and the proportion of pupils participating in at least 3 hours of high quality2 PE and school sport3 in a typical week

In addition, the research sought to collect further information on:

  • the proportion of pupils involved in intra-school sport competitive activities
  • the proportion of pupils involved in inter-school competitions
  • the range of sports offered
  • the proportion of pupils participating in clubs linked to the schools
  • the proportion of pupils registered as gifted and talented because of their ability in PE and/or school sport
  • the proportion of pupils actively involved in sports volunteering and leadership
  • the number of schools that run a sports day

For the first time in 2009/10, the survey aimed to examine how participation in sport varied by gender.

In addition to ‘top level’ information, the survey also sought to provide information to help gauge the performance of individual partnerships and to track how performance has changed over time. Finally, the survey also aimed to collect information from Further Education (FE) colleges about sports provision and participation.

1 PE is the planned teaching and learning programme in curriculum time that meets the requirements of the national curriculum for physical education.

2 High quality is defined as ‘producing young people with the skills, understanding, desire and commitment to continue to improve and achieve in a range of PE, sport and health-enhancing physical activities, in line with their abilities’. Learning through PE and Sport – A guide to the PE, School Sport and Club Links Strategy.

3 School sport includes any activity that requires physical skilfulness and is part of the school’s planned formal, semi-formal, supervised or led provision. School sport typically takes place out of school hours.

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Bristol Primary Aquasplash Festivals - Sep 2010

Tuesday, 28 September 2010 - Easton Leisure Centre
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 - Bristol South Swimming Pool
Thursday, 30 September 2010 - Henbury Leisure Centre

Aquasplash Festivals are a chance for pupils to take part in a swimming event designed for all levels. Those taking part will be able to do various activities based on various swimming disciplines including water polo, diving, synchronised swimming and life-saving skills.

The Bristol festivals are supported by the competition manager team, Bristol City Council, the RNLI and local swimming clubs.

Physical education in schools 2005/2008 Ofsted

A new report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of physical education in a small sample of primary and secondary schools between 2005 and 2008 and reports on the impact of the Physical Education, School Sport and Club Links strategy.

Part A focuses on physical education, and identifies good practice in achievement, provision and leadership. Part B discusses what needs to be tackled by providers of physical education as we move towards 2012 and beyond.

Click to download study on the impact of the PE, School Sport and Club links strategy.

National Curriculum Training Programme Course Registration

The National Curriculum Training Programme (NCTP) has been reviewed and updated for the 2008/9 academic year. For more information on the new NCTP structure and content please follow the links below to download the new syllabus.

PESSYP (PE & Sport Strategy for Young People) Funding

To improve the outcomes of school swimming it is essential to provide high quality school swimming lessons. PESSYP funding aims to build on the already established achievements from the previous PESSCL strategy. Part of this is to continue to increase school links with local sports clubs and increase the number of hours young people spend doing PE in a week. In order to achieve this it is important to ensure that teachers/assistants are equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able to deliver high quality PE to young people and the NCTP has been developed to deliver this to swimming teachers / assistants.

Physical Education and Sport Strategy for Young People - Bulletin 1

The first of what is hoped to be a oncce a term operational bulletin for all matters relating to the new Physical Education and Sport Strategy for Young People (PESSYP). Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust are united in their commitment to keep both the school and community sport networks abreast of key developments as they happen. Read updates on a range of initiatives and programmes, which collectively comprise the 5 Hour Offer for young people, which the Prime Minister launched in July 2007. The content is sectioned as follows, with content in each section relevant to both SSPs and CSPs

  • New National Strategy
  • Infrastructure
  • Breaking news
  • Club Links
  • Coaching
  • Competition
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Disability
  • Extending Activities
  • Leadership and Volunteering
  • Education News

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Eight Gloucester Schools Get Safe 4 Summer

GL1 – Gloucester Leisure Centre on Tuesday 8 July 2008

Over 100 children from across eight of Gloucester’s schools will get the chance to try their hand at water polo with a GB player as part of a day of fun that aims to teach vital life-saving skills. The youngsters will all be taking part in the water safety awareness campaign Get Safe 4 Summer, run by the asa (the national governing body involved in every component of swimming), in partnership with the Royal Life Saving Society.

The fun packed day will deliver important water safety messages and highlight that swimming is the only sport that can save your life.

There will be activities both in and out of the centre’s pool and GB water polo player Fran Leighton, who won bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester 2002, will be leading a fun game of water polo with the children. They will also take part in a number of activities including life-saving skills such as CPR, wading and tow rescues.

Vital life-saving scheme hits Salisbury

Pupils from across Salisbury will join an Olympic diving hopeful to become the first children in the South West to take part in the vital life-saving scheme Get Safe 4 Summer.

More than 100 children from ten schools will be making a splash at Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury today Wednesday 18th June, as part of Get Safe 4 Summer 2008, an educational and water safety campaign run by the asa (the national governing body for swimming) in partnership with the Royal Life Saving Society.

Diver Blake Aldridge – who along with 10m Synchro partner 14-year-old Tom Daley, will be looking to seal his place in the British Olympic squad later this month – will join the children and take to the pool to show off his diving skills. Aldridge trains with Southampton Diving Academy.

Development discussions

Kelly Gaffney, Regional Development Officer will be the ASA SW Regional Age Groups at Millfield throughout Sunday 8 June 2008 sessions, so if you, your clubs, your parents or swimmers have any questions, or want to discuss anything on Swim 21, PESSCL, club development etc then look out for her!

Kelly also has young volunteers T-shirts, so if any of the 2007-2008 PESSCL young volunteers are present, they can come and collect their T-shirt up from her as well.

Get Safe 4 Summer events

Hundreds of children are being given the chance to learn about the dangers posed by open water thanks to a vital life-saving scheme.

Over 1,500 children will be taught vital water safety skills at schools and leisure centres throughout June and July as part of the asa educational and water safety awareness campaign Get Safe 4 Summer. The asa will be working in partnership with the Royal Life Saving Society to deliver important water safety messages and to highlight that swimming is the only sport that can save your life.

The Get Safe 4 Summer events will teach children all the important things they need to know when visiting coastal and inland waters over the summer holidays, from how they can spot the dangers themselves to how to act in an emergency.

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