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J A NU AR Y 20 14


Gymnastics Book Now

The day was part of a series of events funded by the Youth Sport Trust to develop Young Ambassadors and support their work to provide sporting opportunities locally. Ambassadors from Derby schools were joined by those from the rest of the East Midlands for sessions including workshops with London 2012 Paralympic sprinter Sam Ruddock, a Dragon’s Den and animal event management.

13 March 2014, Assembly Rooms We have only very limited places still available for the 4.00pm – 6.00pm evening session of the Celebration of Dance on Thursday 13 March. Book immediately to secure your place.

Derby hosts Regional Young Ambassador Conference at the iPro Stadium 140 of the best young sports leaders from the East Midlands converged on the iPro Stadium in December for a regional Young Ambassador conference, organised by Derby City SSP.

Celebration of Dance

This year’s theme is ‘story telling’. Year 3&4 Gymnastics Wednesday 5 February at Derby College, Prince Charles Avenue  9.00 – 11.30  12.30 – 3.00 Key Stage 1 Gymnastics Wednesday 2 April at Derby College, Prince Charles Avenue  9.00 – 11.30  12.30 – 3.00

University Students receiving SSP training Derby University ITT students trained by SSP in key areas of the PE curriculum We have teamed up with the University of Derby to offer students on their Teacher Training courses the chance to receive additional training on gymnastics, dance, fundamentals & multi-skill and physical literacy. Training took place prior to students’ placements to enable them to put their training into practice in Derby schools. So, check with any students place with your school whether they have attended training.

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Funding Extended to 2016 Government Announces PE and Sport Premium extension The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement included good news for PE and School Sport with a oneyear extension to funding going into primary schools. The PE and Sport Premium was initially a twoyear package running until July 2015. The recent extension means it will now continue until at least July 2016. Although little detail has yet been confirmed, it is expected that the funding will be on the same basis as at present. This would see schools receive an annual payment of £8000 plus £5 per pupil. All eligible schools should already have received the first payment of their funding for 2013 – 2014. If you are unsure, please contact us and we will investigate for you. The Chancellor also announced new funding to assist primary schools to improve the quality of the PE and Sport facilities. £18million of Government funding will be invested in the scheme, which is due to launch in February 2014. We will provide more details as soon as they are available.

‘You are the Legacy’ Award Winners Announced The fantastic work being done in schools across Derby to ensure young people remain inspired by the London 2012 games is celebrated by our annual Legacy Awards. Our second set of awards set out to reward both schools and individuals across Derby, focusing on how they are ‘Bringing the Legacy to Life’ for young people across the city Congratulations to all of the

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Primary Network Meetings Join us on Tuesday 28 January for the latest opportunity to meet with colleagues across Derby and discuss latest developments in PE and sport


BUPA Start to Move Don’t miss the BUPA Start to Move training day on Friday 24 January from 9.00am – 4.00pm at the Gateway Centre.

award winners. School Awards  Dale Primary School  Oakwood Junior School  Chaddesden Park Primary School Individual Awards  Shamsa Zahid (Dale Primary, now Littleover)  Ashley Stokes (da Vinci)  Daniel Lilley (da Vinci) Shamsa was the first individual award winner to be presented with her award (above). The presentation at the iPro Stadium was followed by a behind-thescenes stadium tour.

Roadshows Roadshow dates available to book Our next Roadshow Week of the year takes place in the week commencing Monday 3 March.

New Professional Development Opportunities With demand growing for professional development we have added more workshops to our programme

Spaces are still available for Mini-Lympic Roadshow visits on Friday 7 March, both morning and afternoon.

Attendances at our programme of workshops have been exceptionally high in the first term of the year and bookings continue to look strong for coming courses. Given this high demand, we have arranged additional workshops in coming months.

Book a visit to your school now via our website –

All sessions can be booked now through our website – Most workshops are free of charge for schools affiliated to us. Where a charge has to be made this is kept to a minimum and is subsidised by the SSP.

The Mini-Lympic Roadshows offer the chance for SSP staff to visit schools and provide sessions for pupils based around our Mini-Lympic programme.

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Bupa Start to Move Friday 24 January, 9.00 - 4.00 at the Gateway Centre ‘Commonwealth Class’ Workshop Monday 27 January, 4.00 – 6.00 at Derby Moor Community Sports College Youth Sport Trust Development Day, PE Curriculum Development Thursday 13 February, 9.00 – 4.00 at the iPro Stadium Matalan TOP Sport Wednesday 4 June, 9.00 – 4.00 at The Gateway Centre

Derby sits up and takes notice of volleyball Schools across Derby have taken up the chance to play Paralympic sport, Sitting Volleyball in recent weeks. Already a part of our Mini-

Lympic resource, the recent festivals were the first chance for schools to compete in sitting volleyball against each other. Those who took part found it an exciting game that engages all pupils regardless

Tailored Support for Schools

Roadshow visits are for half a day, with flexibility within that to suit the school day. Schools are limited to one half-day booking.

of their ability, age or physical development. If you are interested in how sitting volleyball can be played in your school please contact Liam Drake on 07971 606710

Additional roadshow weeks will be available in July. Look out for more dates soon.

Let us build a package of support to help your school to develop PE and School Sport Alongside our workshops programme schools can arrange tailored support specifically for the school through our ‘Enhance’ package.

Primary Network Meetings

Girls’ Football Festival

Our next Primary Network Meeting will take place on Tuesday 28 January 2014.

Book your place now for the second of our Year 5 & 6 girls’ football festivals.

Taking place at the Gateway Centre, two identical sessions will run during the afternoon (1.00pm–3.00pm and 4.00pm–6.00pm).

Kick-off is at 4.00pm on Thursday 30 January at the University of Derby.

Book now via our website.

Contact Liam Drake if you would like more information.

Support through Enhance can be developed to meet the needs of individual schools and can include whole school INSET, personal mentoring, physical literacy support and mini leaders training. We would like to discuss requirements with schools to ensure appropriate support is available. Please email to arrange a meeting with us.

Winter Olympics come to Derby Schools enjoy our first ever Winter Sports Festival Our first ever Winter Sports Festival in December gave pupils from four Derby schools a taste of Winter Olympic fever, just weeks before the Sochi 2014 Games open. Pupils and staff tried their hand at curling as well as taking to the ice on the rink in Derby’s Market Place to test their skating legs. Following a very positive response to this first ever Winter Festival, we will look to arrange a similar opportunity next year with more chances for schools to attend. Details will be provided to schools as soon as they are available.

Event dates for your diary… 22.01.14 / Key Stage 3

23.01.14 / Sportshall

24.01.14 / BUPA Start

27.01.14 /

28.01.14 / Primary

29.01.14 / Sportsability

and Key Stage 4 Trampoline Final

Athletics Competitions (Year 5&6 and Year 7)

To Move Training Workshop

‘Commonwealth Class’ Workshop

Network Meetings


Derby City SSP Legacy Newsletter Jan 2014  

The January 2014 edition of Derby City School Sport Partnership's 'Legacy' Newsletter.