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Football Development opportunity

Derbyshire FA in partnership with Nottinghamshire FA will be running a female only level 1.

 

The dates for the course are below:

 

Sat 20th May –09.00-17.00hrs

Tues 23rd May – 18.30-20.30hrs

Thurs 25th May – 18.30-21.30hrs

Sat 3rd June – 09.00-17.00hrs

Tues 6th June – 18.30-22.00hrs

Thurs 8th June –18.30-22.00hrs

Tues 13th June –18.30-22.00hrs

 

The course will take place at Long Eaton United F.C, Grange Park, Station Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 2EF.

 

The cost of the course will be:

  • £155 – FA Charter Standard club price
  • £175 –Non-FA Charter Standard  Full Price

 

To book you place please fill in the attached form and return to Louise Fox on louise.fox@derbyshirefa.com

Football Education Booking Form

If you would like to find out more about the course without committing to the course an introduction evening been arranged for Tuesday 4th April at Nottinghamshire FA.

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Evidencing the Impact – Guidance & Template

Newly updated template to support schools with the reporting of their Primary PE & Sport Premium funding.

Maintained schools, including those that convert to academies, MUST publish, on their website by 4th April 2017, information about their use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium.

Schools should publish the amount of premium received; a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent); what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future. Schools should also consider how their use of the premium is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.

The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:

  • Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of schools’ core staffing budgets
  • Teaching the minimum requirements of the national curriculum PE programmes of study – including those specified for swimming

The Primary PE and Sport Premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

The Department for Education commissioned afPE and the Youth Sport Trust to create a national template which has been updated to include swimming data. Head teachers, Governors and Subject Leaders will be able to use this simple reporting mechanism to ensure they are compliant.

You can find tools to help you measure and report on the impact of your spend by clicking HERE.

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FREE Swim workshop

A free workshop being delivered by the Chesterfield Swimming Club, Chesterfield Swimming Club, and ‘ASA’ England Programmes Para-Swimming.

This workshop has been designed to assist teachers and coaches from all local clubs, swim schemes and school swimming providers throughout Derbyshire. 

The workshop will be spilt into 2 separate parts; a classroom part and a pool part.  The pool based lesson will give teachers and coaches the chance to work with swimmers of different abilities and impairment groups as well as the chance to work with experienced teachers and coaches who will be on hand to offer help and support.  The classroom part will cover areas such as teaching/coaching different impairment groups, adaptations from early practices to elite performers and integrating Para-Swimmers into mainstream environments.

There will also be plenty of opportunity for teachers and coaches to ask any questions they may have regarding working with swimmers with disabilities.  It will be a day of developing links within the local area and also sharing and developing ‘best practice’.

For more details – Click here – Chesterfield_Skills_Festival

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Healthy living on the menu at Change 4 Life Champions Conference

Over 100 Key Stage 2 pupils from 27 schools took part in the fun and exciting activities at the Change4Life Champions Conference.

It was the first of two Change 4 Life Champions Conferences that we are running this academic year and was held in collaboration with the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire School Sport Partnerships.

Using modules developed and supported by the Youth Sport Trust, who have harnessed the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we aim to provide training for Key Stage 2 Change 4 Life Champions so they can be positive role models for their least active classmates. The Champions will now be able to go back to schools, implement some of the things they have learned and support Change 4 Life Clubs of their own.

Sarah Evans, Leadership and Physical Activity Officer at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “We wanted the day to be fun and engaging for the Champions. The Change 4 Life Champions have learned how to run Change 4 Life programmes and how to publicise a healthy and active lifestyle. I can’t wait to see what they come up with.”

Our athlete mentor, Ben Pipes who represented Great Britain in Volleyball at the London 2012 Olympics, delivered inspiring messages and talked about his journey in life. However, instead of just telling everyone, he decided to smartly act out his life by getting the children up and active by acting out the sports he used to play. The children went onto play a couple of warm up games with Ben until he split them off into their separate groups.

The event was run over three workshops: Leading, Inclusion and Creativity.

The leading champions workshop was designed to explore interactive activities to help share the health & wellbeing messages.

India, from the Chesterfield School Sports Partnership, said: “try and make the club as fun and positive as you can. Whilst remembering to deliver an active lifestyle message”.

The inclusion workshop helped the champions explain and demonstrate use of the STEP model; Space, Task, Equipment, People to ensure all young people are included and active.

One champion from North Wingfield Primary, said: “the space could be bigger by adding another few lines from the opposite badminton courts so we have more space to move around in”. The game ran very well and the champions came up with many ideas for each word of STEP. A pupil from Brockwell added: “we could use two balls so there would be two people on and two ball carriers, when someone gets tug they have to stand still and the only way they can be freed is by catching the ball from the ball carriers”.

When asked what advice would you give a parent/person to motivate a young individual to be active and eat well? Athlete Mentor, Ben Pipes, said: “It is important to encourage them to try new things, everything is different to start with and working with new people can be tough but keep going! Food is fuel and fuelling with the right balance of all the different types of food makes us feel great.”

There was also a deliverer’s workshop for teachers which ran parallel to the conference. Attended by 30 energised members of staff, the Change 4 Life Deliverers workshop developed the knowledge and expertise of school staff and club deliverers to effectively deliver Change 4 Life Clubs. It was also used to raise achievement and impact on whole school priorities.

Delivering the workshop, John Barker, Partnership Development Manager at the Bolsover School Sport Partnership, said: “It was a privilege to deliver the Change 4 Life workshop to an engaging audience of staff, who all acknowledge the crucial role physical activity plays in developing healthy active young people and the positive impact this plays on whole school outcomes.”

 

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Change 4 Life Conference receives top marks

A massive total of 27 schools turned up to take part in the fun and exciting activities at the Change4Life Champions Conference. The event started with an introduction by John Barker, Partnership Development Manager of Bolsover and District School Sport Partnership, outlining the importance of being a champion and all the skills they would be developing throughout the day. John also expressed the importance of the message Change4Life was spreading across schools. Athlete Mentor, Ben Pipes went onto tell everyone about his journey in life and encouraged the children to move around and act out the sports he used to play. The children went onto play a couple of warm up games with Ben until he split them off into their separate groups.

The event was run over three workshops: Leading, Inclusive and Creative.

The leading workshop was ran by Clare and Craig from Bolsover and District School Sport Partnership. The main aim for this workshop was to help the champions understand how to plan and deliver their own C4L session. The champions started in their school groups and each group were given a card that explained what they had to deliver to each other. After 5 minutes thinking time, the champions delivered the sessions very well and could very easily go away and create and lead their own sessions at their schools. To finish the workshop, the champions went through an evaluation of how their session went and what they could improve to make the session even better.

India, from the Chesterfield School Sports Partnership, encouraged the children by adding: “Try and make the club as fun and positive as you can. Whilst remembering to deliver an active lifestyle message”.

Ben Pipes, alongside Sarah and James from the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, ran the inclusive workshop. The workshop was all based around the STEP model; Space, Task, Equipment, People. The aim throughout the session was to get the champions thinking of ideas to adapt a game, taking into account the STEP model. For example, to change the space, one champion from North Wingfield Primary, said, “The space could be bigger by adding another few lines from the opposite badminton courts so we have more space to move around in”. The game ran very well and the champions came up with many ideas for each word of STEP. Liberty from Brockwell said, “We could use two balls so there would be two people on and two ball carriers. When someone gets tugged, they have to stand still and the only way they can be freed is by catching the ball from the ball carriers”.

Finley, from Old Hall Junior School was extremely excited about the event, exclaiming, “Line Tag got us the sweatiest and it was by far my favourite.”

When asked what advice would he give a parent/person to motivate a young individual to be active and eat well, Athlete Mentor Ben Pipes, said, “It is important to encourage them to try new things, everything is different to start with and working with new people can be tough but keep going! Food is fuel and fuelling with the right balance of all the different types of food makes us feel great.”

The creative workshop was a fun and exciting opportunity to let the champion’s ideas flow on paper. The main goal explained to the champions was the importance of creating a range of opportunities for sharing the Change4Life message across school.

The champions took part in a thinking task where they had to think of different times during the school day where they could share Change4Life messages across school. Following on from this, the champions had to think where specifically they could spread the message across school, such as entrance hall, playground and corridors.

The champions got given a set of ‘Champion Message Method cards’ as well as an A3 ‘Times and places’ grid. Each group had to discuss where the best place was to put the Message Method cards on the grid. The purpose of this task was to give the champions an opportunity to pick where they think was the best time to share messages.

Whilst the champions were busy having a great time with all the workshops, the teachers embarked on a mentoring session led by John from Bolsover and District School Sport Partnership. The aim of the session was to show the teachers how to run a Change4Life Sports Club as well as which children to target. After the mentoring session, Ben, from Poolsbrook Primary School, was asked what he had learnt from the mentoring session and if he thought it was important that the teachers be informed about Change4Life as well as the children. “The thing I learnt most was the different ways to target children and yes, teachers should be informed as well because if not some teachers may not know what to do”.

Overall, the day was a great success and from the comments received after the event, it was clear the message had been passed on correctly. All the champions couldn’t wait to get back to school to set up their own Change4Life Sports club for the rest of their school.

We would like to thank everyone who took part and participated in our Change4Life conference. A special thanks to Ben Pipes and our workshop deliverers who did a great job at getting the C4L message across.

 

 

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Inspiring conference for our Bronze Young Ambassadors

Schools from across Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire began their journey into Sports Leadership at our Bronze Young Ambassador Conference.

The 176 students descended on the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield for the all-day conference which is designed to prepare them for the leadership programmes ahead.

Coming from 20 schools in Chesterfield and 22 in North East Derbyshire, the children have taken the first step into sports leadership by forming School Sport Organising Crews within their school group. The Crews will now go back to their schools and plan an intra-school competition and club that can maximise engagement and inspire the whole school to get involved.

This involves meeting with the Head teacher to discuss potential ideas that can be delivered, deciding on a sport or multiple sports, then running an intra-school competition as well as an extra-curricular club. The Crews will need to demonstrate how they have been inclusive in organising the events and maximised the potential number of participants. They will also need to publicise, promote and celebrate their success. This will involve writing reports and taking photographs that can be used on the school website as well as notice boards.

The day began with an introduction from Chesterfield Gold Young Ambassador Emily and North East Platinum Young Ambassador Emily. An inspiring speech from former Team GB Volleyball captain, Ben Pipes. Back in a venue in which he used to train, Pipes used his personal experiences to motivate the children and get them enthused about the day of games and leadership activities.

Once everyone was geared up for the day ahead, the crews took part in three role-playing activities, designed to give them ideas of sports clubs they can run in their schools. These included Boccia, Dodgeball and Volleyball.

Sam from Walton Holymoorside said “I really enjoyed doing the workshop with Ben! It was really noisy but so much fun learning the different games.”

Prior to the conference the Crews decided on individual roles, which include: a Head Mini Leader, a Spirit of the Games Head Mini Leader, a Media Leader and a Photography Leader.

Each Crew member then went on a tailor-made workshop to equip them with the skills needed to fulfil their role. Spirit of the Games Leaders learned about what the Spirit of the Games is all about as well as taking part in Orienteering and Triathlon. The Head Mini Leaders discovered what New Age Kurling involved before having a few games themselves.

The Media and Photography Leaders took part in a practical workshop before teaming up to stage a mock press conference with Pipes, asking open questions and taking interesting and useful photos.

Lucy, of Brockwell Junior School, said “It was quite fun asking him questions. It felt like a real interview with all the cameras flashing.”

Rounding off a fun-packed day the students jotted down notes and next steps as the planning process begins.

Mr Melleney, of Hollingwood Primary School, said: “The kids have really enjoyed it today and they’re already busy planning the events they’re going to run.”

Before heading home, there was one last surprise in store for the young leaders. As they all piled onto the indoor running track at the EIS, each leader took the 250m run towards the finishing line for an incredible finish of the day.

Jack, from Highfield Hall, said “The finishing run was definitely my favourite part! It was so much fun and I actually ran on the same track as Jessica Ennis!”

Sarah Evans, Chesterfield School Sports Partnership, said “It was great to see so many young people taking on the role of Bronze Young Ambassador, planning to inspire other young people in their school. “

As with every Bronze Young Ambassador Conference, it was great to see the young leaders fully embrace the day and leave motivated to lead their own sports clubs and competitions. They could not have done this without the help of their teachers, those running the workshops and the current Gold and Platinum Young Ambassadors who did a fantastic job.

Check out the images from the days event.

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Level 2 in Dance Leadership

Book yourself onto our 2017 Level 2 in Dance Leadership!

 

The qualification has been designed to develop generic leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of dance situations as well as contributing to the personal development of the learner. This is a practical qualification where learners must demonstrate their ability to lead simple dance activities.

  • Age: 13 and over
  • Guided learning hours: 39 hours (including 10 hours demonstration of leadership)

Date: Commencing Tuesday 21st February 2017 (held every Tuesday)

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Venue: Springwell Community College, Staveley, Chesterfield S43 3NG

Price: £30 per person

 

Includes a FREE Tshirt!!

 

Click on the following link to apply.

Application form 2016.17

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Athletics Assistant Official Course

Book yourselves onto our 2017 Athletics Track and Field: Assistant Official Course!

 

What will I learn?

• The responsibilities and roles of an Assistant Official, including following procedures and applying basic rules.
• Ensuring safety, reporting concerns and communicating with athletes and other officials.
• Measuring and recording times and distances as well as making, sharing and recording judgements.

Available for ages 14+ years

Date: Monday 13th February 2017

Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm

Venue: Tupton Hall School, Station New Road, Chesterfield, S42 6LG

Cost: £20 membership (attend additional National Governing Body leadership courses for FREE)

Get a FREE t-shirt!!!

 Click on the following link to book on!

Application form 2016.17

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INTO Officiating Award Netball

Book yourselves onto our 2017 Netball INTO Officiating Course!

 

Key Course Objectives

• Introduce the principles of umpiring and the rules of netball
• Introduce officiating to young people, to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the role that the official plays in netball and sport as a whole
• Offer opportunities for students to umpire matches within their own school or other appropriate environments

 

Date: Friday 17/02/2017

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Venue: Brookfield Community School, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, S40 3NS

Cost: £20 membership (attend additional National Governing Body leadership courses for FREE)

Get a FREE t-shirt!!!

 Click on the following link to book on!

Application form 2016.17

 

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Is your school food smart?

Do your pupils know what’s in their food?

Give your pupils a healthy start to 2017 with the new Be Food Smart resources from Change4Life. Pupils will find out how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is in their food and drink and how they can make healthier choices through films and curriculum-linked English and Maths activities. The printed teaching packs are being delivered with the School Fruit and Veg Scheme now. You can also find the contents of the printed pack, along with supporting resources, including an Assembly presentation, films, KS1 and KS2 activities, a parent pack and a campaign guide for pupils on the School Zone.

Download Resources here!

 

How to get started!

  • Display the be food smart posters in your school.
  • Send home the parent packs.
  • Take a look at the Key Stage 1 and/or Key Stage 2 teacher guide to help you run English and Maths Be Food Smart lessons.
  • Run a 10-20 minute Be Food Smart assembly using the PowerPoint presentation.
  • Run a pupil-led Be Food Smart campaign.
  • Get started with the Our Campaign – teacher guide.
  • Watch these fun Be Food Smart films to help pupils find out what’s in their food.

 

Download the new Be Food Smart app!

To help bring your lessons to life download the free Change4Life Be Food Smart app today from the App Store or Google Play. The app enables you to scan everyday food and drink to reveal how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is in them. Use the app to accompany the Key Stage 1 and 2 lesson activities in which pupils will discover the sugar content of everyday products and how to make healthier food swaps.

Be Food Smart App

 

Watch the new Be Food Smart films!

What’s in our breakfast? And how can we find out? Watch two young reporters investigate how much sugar is in our breakfast and how we can make it healthier. The films will help your pupils to see how everyday food can contain surprisingly high amounts of sugar, saturated fat and salt, meaning most of us are eating more than we realise. You’ll also get to see how the Be Food Smart app works in action!

Be Food Smart Films

 

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