The Hunts School Sports Partnership
The Hunts School Sports Partnership is based at Hinchingbrooke School Sports College in Huntingdon and is made up of 68 schools in the West of Cambridgeshire. (7 secondary schools, 2 special schools, 58 primary schools and 1 Further Education College). The Partnership is managed by a Partnership Development Manager (PDM) and within each secondary school a PE specialist (School Sport Coordinator, SSCo) is responsible for working within their family of schools.
The family of schools is made up traditionally of the partner primary schools to a secondary school. See attached diagram for our Partnership.
Our Partnership started in September 2006 and at that time we were working towards the Governments PE, School Sport and Club Links strategy (PESSCL). The aim of the PESSCL strategy was to increase the percentage of school children (5-16 year olds) who spend at least two hours each week on high quality physical education (PE) and school sport to 85% by 2008.
By 2008, 89% of 5 – 16 year old children and young people across the Hunts School Sports Partnership were receiving 2 hours of High Quality PE and School Sport per week. This exceeded the Government's public service agreement (PSA) target of 85%.
In September 2008 a new strategy was introduced, the PE, Sport Strategy for Young People (PESSYP). This included the Five Hour Offer for all children and young people between the ages of 5 - 16 year olds. (Three hour offer for 16 years to19 year olds). The strategy stated that:
'In addition to at least 2 hours per week of high quality PE and Sport in school for 5 - 16 year olds, all children and young people aged 5 - 19 will be offered opportunities to participate in a further3 hours per week of sporting activities provided through schools, FE Colleges, clubs and community providers. This will create a sustainable legacy both in terms of future elite success and grassroots sport.'
The strategy forms part of the Olympic legacy aim to get more children and young people taking part in high quality PE and sport. See Guide to delivering the five-hour offer for more information.
PE & Sport Strategy in action
The PE & Sport Strategy for Young People has ten key strands, each designed to maximise opportunities for young people to access high-quality PE and sport. The ten strands are:
to sustain and develop Specialist Sports Colleges and School Sport Partnerships
- Professional development
to improve the quality of teaching and learning in PE and school sport through a professional development programme for teachers
to create a world-class system for competitive school sport
- Sport Unlimited
to get 900,000 children and young people taking part in sporting activities in schools and the community by 2011
- School-Club Links
to develop links between schools and local sports clubs
to recruit, train and deploy more paid and volunteer coaches into schools, clubs and other community settings
- Gifted and Talented
to identify and support gifted and talented pupils in PE and Sport
- Leadership and Volunteering
to improve the quality, quantity and diversity young leaders, volunteers and role models
to establish a national infrastructure of 450 multi-sport clubs for young disabled people
to achieve the National Curriculum swimming requirement for 10-11 year olds to be able to swim 25m.
The Hunts School Sports Partnership
Who are we and what are we working towards?
The Hunts Schools Sport Partnership
Details about the Partnership, our remit and key facts about Hunts SSP's activities.
About Our Partnership
An overview of the Partnership and what it does it terms of work, remit, territory and how it provides the necessary training to develop teachers, staff and sports workers to maximise their activities with children.