Top Up Swimming 2022

This years Top Up Swimming programme will take place between Monday 13th and Friday 8th July at Nantwich Outdoor Pool. Below are letters with all the information for Crewe and Nantwich/Shavington based schools. If you have pupils in year 6 who need to attend these sessions please fill in the Year 6 Non Swimmer Registration Form and email it to Chris Hughes (hughesc@ruskin.cheshire.sch.uk) by Friday 13th May.

All details will be sent to participating schools before the May half term to allow them to organise transport to the pool.

Guinness World Record Attempt

The Cheshire SGOs are looking to break the world record for the highest number of skipping participants in multiple venues across the country and we are asking schools if they would like to be involved. The attempt will take place on Friday 24th June at 11am and the current record stands at 70,880 so we will need to engage a lot of schools to try to break this record.

All details are in the document below and if you would like to be involved please complete your school details and email it back to Chris Hughes (hughesc@ruskin.cheshire.sch.uk)

LTA Youth Schools Offer

In 2021 over 5,023 teachers completed the free online LTA Youth teacher training course and 3,561 schools accessed the £250 voucher to support their delivery of tennis.

The LTA have just re-released their Youth Schools Offer and this is available to all schools in Crewe and Nantwich. The Youth Schools is a free cross curricular programme for primary and secondary schools that includes a free online teacher training course, schools that complete the training will receive a £250 reward voucher (which can be used towards equipment or coaching support), PE lesson plans with accompanying videos, personal development aids, competition tools and cross curricular resources.

Please see the details on the flyer below and if you would like to sign up please visit www.lta.org.uk/schools or speak to Chris Hughes.

All Stars Boxing

Are you looking for something different to tick those boxes for the Sports Premium funding and the School Games Mark?

All Stars Boxing are currently offering schools 3 FREE weeks of Boxing sessions. These can be used as Extra Curriculum Clubs, PPA or CPD. The sessions will be planned and delivered by their qualified staff. 

They will also provide equipment to ensure all children are active in the session.

All Stars Boxing create a platform for children to get healthy and into Boxing.

All their sessions are non-contact, and they strive to improve life skills such as discipline, motivation, respect and self-esteem.

Their brochure is attached below. 

Please note: They are limited to how many schools they can offer this to. It will be on a first come, first served basis. So please do not hesitate to book in your slots asap.

Inclusive Health Check 2021-22

The School Games Inclusive Health Check is now open to be completed by schools for 2021-22. Schools can access the health check via their dashboard on the School Games website and once completed an action plan will be created to assist schools with their inclusion. Please see the simple steps below-

Six simple steps
1- Log in to your school dashboard at http://www.yourschoolgames.com
2- Look for Your Inclusive Health Check at the bottom
3- Click on Start the questionnaire
4- Answer yes or no to the twenty questions
5- Be honest with your answers. Remember this is not pass or fail, it is simply a self-review
6- Submit your answers and wait for your action plan and top tips to appear on your dashboard.

School Games Mark 2021-22

With the evolution of the School Games gathering at a pace, we have taken the opportunity to review School Games Mark to ensure it still fit for purpose. It remains central that School Games Mark is a development tool that needs to help schools to effectively reflect on their engagement in the School Games and to also reflect on the difference that they are making for those young people that need to be physically active the most. We want this to be a clear and simple review tool that aids schools to make some informed decisions and allow School Games Organisers (SGOs) to get a better understanding of the schools that they work with needs.

Based on feedback from the network of schools and SGOs we have looked to reinstate and refresh the levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum for 2021/22 enabling those schools that want the stretch to do so whilst supporting all schools to benchmark their provision against a nationally recognised set of criteria.

The outcomes of School Games Mark and the School Games are entwined. Schools will need to demonstrate how they are/have;

  1. Maintaining and growing their school’s engagement in the School Games and their delivery of 60 active minutes for every child
  2. Creating positive experiences to ensure physical activity and competition provision is designed to reflect the motivation, competence and confidence of their young people and has a clear intent
  3. A clear focus on particular transition points (Yr.3 and Yr.7/8 as well as those in 3 tier systems) and how secondary schools are engaging in the School Games
  4. Create positive experiences that support the character development of their young people
  5. Advocated to key stakeholders how the School Games makes a meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people, including engaging and educating their parents

The application window will open on 4th May 2022 until 27th July 2022 and the School Games Mark document, detailing the criteria for each of the levels, is available to download below.

Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022- Queens Baton Relay

Birmingham 2022 will stage the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – an epic journey across the Commonwealth, with The Queen’s Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories, reaching Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas.

The Relay will begin in October 2021, once Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has placed her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton.

The Baton will then travel for 294 days, connecting communities in every corner of the Commonwealth, embracing unique cultures and sharing stories. 

Printable educational resources have been developed to bring the celebration of the Queen’s Baton Relay into schools. There are three different resource packs aimed at Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, which provide learning opportunities to be explored in the classroom and extend to home learning. They will develop children’s understanding of the Queen’s Baton Relay, focus on the messages of solidarity, hope and community and improve understanding of the Commonwealth through cross-curricular activities. The activities will also develop transferable skills in communication, confidence building, presentation, research and more.

All 3 resources are available to download below-

CNSSP Autumn Term Competition Calendar 2021

The CNSSP Competition Calendar for the Autumn term is available to download below with all the events re branded this year to hopefully make it easier for schools to know which pupils to bring.

This year we will be using Google Forms for schools to confirm which events they would like to attend. The form can be found on the link below. If you have any problems please email hughesc@ruskin.cheshire.sch.uk

https://forms.gle/5xHjpivrKJmQGER46

CNSSP Membership 2021-22

Membership for the C&N School Sport Partnership is open for Crewe and Nantwich Primary Schools for the 2021-22 school year. All details of the benefits for schools are in the below membership document.

If your school would like to take up their membership for this school year please complete the reply form below and email it to Chris Hughes (hughesc@ruskin.cheshire.sch.uk)

Change 4 Life Week 10th May 2021

Due to COVID-19 we have been unable to deliver the Change 4 Life training for primary schools that we would normally do each year. Instead across Cheshire and Warrington we have been working on putting together a set of resources that you can use in your school in what we are calling our Change 4 Life week.

This will be week commencing Monday 10th May and we will send schools resources that you can dip into whenever you like during the Change 4 Life Week.

All of the resources including the timetable are available in the Google Drive on this link