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.
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)
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)
Wheels for All are running a project funded by Derbyshire Sport called ‘Lets Go Ride a Bike’. There will be a workshop in early March for volunteers to help run sessions in the Queen’s Park (also at Parsley Hay, Carsington, Rosliston & Derby). They also have funding to provide 1:1 sessions in the Queen’s Park with up to 3 hours per trainee (3 x 1 hour sessions) for children aged 11 – 17.
Please take a look at the flyer attached and should you have any questions please get in touch. Please note that all training within the project is free of charge.
In a letter from Department for Transport Minister, Andrew Jones MP, it was announced that 2 million young people have been trained through Bikeability – a programme designed to give young people the skills and confidence to ride, especially on roads.
With funding from the Department for Transport, the programme is being delivered through support from the Youth Sport Trust and a range of partners, including School Games Organiser host schools, local authorities and freelance instructors.
In a letter from Department for Transport Minister, Andrew Jones MP, said: “Bikeability is proven to increase the road safety awareness of children taking part and over half of the children cycle more after doing Bikeability.”
Earlier this year, the Government announced £40million investment in to cycle training for young people – to allow over a million more children the opportunity to receive free cycle training over the next four years.
Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at Chesterfield School Sport Partnership said: “We are proud to be part of an incredible and successful programme, that develops so many skills beyond cycling. We are delighted to manage the bikeability programme across Chesterfield and with our delivery partner Wheely Fun Wheels we have set an ambition to train 10000 young people 2016-2020.”
Supporting the culture, ethos and environment of a healthy school, Bikeability can contribute to: attainment, personal, health, social and economic education (PHSE), citizenship and British values, emotional health and wellbeing, school sport and physical activity, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) as well as cross-curricular opportunities. The programme also aims to sustain participation in cycling activity in England.
To find out What can Bikeability do for your school link
There are three core levels of Bikeability training in addition to a number of additional Bikeability plus modules. Have a look at the fantastic films below showcasing Bikeability:
– Completing Level 1, you will be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip and undertake activities safely in a motor traffic free environment. Watch this video to find out more about the Level 1 Journey.
– Completing Level 2, you will be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip safely to school, work or leisure on quiet roads. Watch this video to find out more about the Level 2 Journey.
– Completing Level 3, you will be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip safely to school, work or leisure on busy roads and using complex junctions and road features. Watch this video to find about more about the Level 3 Journey
Volunteering in an Active Nation is Sport England’s first ever volunteering strategy which aims to encourage people from all backgrounds to enjoy the benefits of volunteering.
The new strategy, and associated funding opportunities, puts the experience of the volunteer and a drive to increase diversity at the heart of efforts to support volunteers. The strategy aims to increase the number of disabled people, women, black, Asian, minority ethnic and young people aged 10-20 involved in volunteering.
Volunteers who give their time to community sport and physical activity enjoy many of the benefits associated with actually participating in sport and physical activity. Giving your time can reduce stress, build confidence and improve skills. In some cases their experience fulfils all the Government’s outcomes for sport: physical and mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development.
From 2017 to 2021 Sport England will work with community organisations, sports clubs, local authorities and volunteer groups to:
invest in improving the volunteer experience
make volunteering more enjoyable and meaningful
inspire and recruit people from more diverse backgrounds
work with new partners as well as existing ones to reach a more diverse audience.
From 2021 to 2025 the focus will expand to involve a larger proportion of the population in engaging and helping out in sport and physical activity. To support these aims in January Sport England is launching two new funding streams:
Opportunity Fund – £3 million for projects that create volunteering opportunities for black, Asian and minority ethnic people, women and disabled people, reaching into communities where there is higher unemployment and crime, lower education and poorer health. At least 50% will be awarded to projects run by partners who are new to Sport England or even new to sport and physical activity.
Potentials Fund – support for volunteering opportunities for young people. Sport England will work with the #iwillcampaign, investing up to £3m in projects which benefit 10 to 20-year-olds and their communities.
Over 60 Key Stage 1 pupils from Norbriggs Primary, Speedwell Infant, Hollingwood Primary and Poolsbrook Primary school made their way to Netherthorpe School for this event.
The sports hall was packed with excited children as they took part in 11 different activities, all aimed at introducing them to basic movement and gymnastics techniques. The activities included jumping from springboards, balance beams and floor mat exercises.
The event was well received by both the teachers and pupils. Ben Roberts said: “The kids all loved it. It was really well organised.”
The packed event was allowed to run smoothly by the excellent work of our Young Leaders from Netherthorpe School. Many of them on the partnership’s Sports Leaders UK course, they were eager to instruct and help the young children through the different stations, whilst always making them fun and active.
One leader from Netherthorpe said that her favourite thing about this event was, “Watching them all having fun and engaging in the activities!”
There are more Key Steps Gym events scheduled for the next few weeks and already well over 100 pupils have been signed up for the jam-packed fun afternoon!
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for a Fit and Healthy Childhood has created a report, making several recommendations for the Government to reflect the work required to ensure that the vital importance of Physical Education (PE) is realised.
The report states that for far too long, PE has been regarded as the ‘Cinderella subject’ of the curriculum and is often diluted by education and policy systems. Key recommendations in the report centre around improving training for teachers, recognising and sharing good practice, curriculum development and an emphasis on the importance of physical activity from birth.
Identify national and international examples of best practice to inform the national curriculum content and to produce a ‘National Directory of What Works in PE’.
Align the PE curricula between the four home nations and ensure the role of PE is recognised and developed within the health and wellbeing context of the curriculum.
Incorporate opportunities for training to enhance workforce skills by its inclusion in initial teacher training, CPD opportunities and improved placements for post graduate students.
Recommendations for the early years include new quality guidelines and Ofsted inspection requirements for physical development and physical activity, training opportunities for the early years workforce and a designated physical development/physical activity co-ordinator in every setting.
A Learning Disability and Sport workshop is being coordinated for any coaches, clubs or providers of sport through the Special Olympics Derbyshire network.The workshop is taking place on Saturday 16th April, 10.00am – 1.00pm at the St Thomas Centre in Chesterfield and is open to anyone to attend. Continue reading →