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)

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.

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)

School Games Mark 2020/21

For the academic year 2020/21, the School Games Mark Framework will be positioned as a self-review tool to support schools and other educational establishments to reflect on their involvement in the School Games in light of the country’s ongoing plight with COVID-19.

The pause in delivering the School Games Mark during the academic year 2019/20 not only gave us the opportunity to refocus the tool, but more importantly to reconsider what the demands would be on schools with a recovery curriculum and the place of the School Games in supporting this.

We therefore hope you find this a useful tool to work through and reflect on your current provision and uptake and how the School Games can be positioned to help all young people reconnect and engage in school life. 

How will the School Games Mark Framework work? 

It remains open to all schools that are providing and engaging their young people in high quality School Games opportunities and are working with their School Games Organiser to support this. 

There will be 2 points in the year, Autumn Term 2/Spring Term 1 and Summer Term 2, when we will ask schools to review themselves against a series of simple questions. At the end of doing this you will be left with a development plan for you to consider with your School Games Organiser. 

YST PE and Sport Premium Webpage Updated

The Youth Sport Trust PE and Sport Premium webpage has been updated to provide you with a one-stop shop of information about the Primary PE funding. Find guidance and a reporting template as well as a toolkit, webinar and blog, all designed to help you make the most of the grant.


https://www.youthsporttrust.org/PE-sport-premium


On 5 July 2020, the Education Secretary confirmed that the primary PE & Sport Premium would continue at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year. The purpose of the funding remains the same, to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, physical activity and sport within your school, to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives.


It was also confirmed that funding from the 2019/20 academic year that schools haven’t spent due to the coronavirus pandemic can be brought forward to use this academic year, but must be spent in full by 31 March 2021. Further information and guidance about using the grant can be found on the DfE website here.

Now is a time for connecting agendas creatively and sustainably and using the PE premium as a key resource to support the health and wellbeing of your pupils. On this page you will find webinars, blog posts and case studies to support you to get the most impact from the grant. Think creatively about where financial investment is necessary and will lead to sustainable change and where impact can be made with minimal or no investment. YST Primary PE and Sport Premium Toolkit This free toolkit provides a framework for you to undertake a self-review of how to maximise the impact of your funding against your school’s priorities.


The toolkit comes in two parts:


Part One – An introduction to each key indicator with messaging from a headteacher sharing good practice about how they have achieved improvement and planned for sustainability.
Part Two – Sustainability Actions, a proforma to help you as a school consider where you are now and what you need to do to improve and achieve sustainability in each key indicator.

Webinar: Putting PE, sport and physical activity at the heart of children’s recovery from the Coronavirus crisis


This webinar demonstrates how primary schools can use the PE and Sport Premium to recover from the coronavirus crisis. Framed around the needs of your staff and pupils, we unpick how to use the funding in a sustainable, whole school approach where everyone plays a contributing role. Watch it via the link below:


https://www.youthsporttrust.org/PE-sport-premium

Crewe and Nantwich FA Girls Partnership

Crewe and Nantwich SSP has been lucky enough to join up with the FA and Youth Sport Trust in becoming an FA Girls Football Delivery Partner for 2020-21.

The programme aims to-

  • help create the opportunity for every girl to have equal access to football in school by 2024
  • embed a connected infrastructure to ‘mainstream’ girls’ football
  • create sustainable transformational change for a generation of females

Through being part of the partnership, primary schools will have the opportunity to access the FA Shooting Stars programme including training for teachers and resources for schools as well as local girls football festivals (restrictions permitting). Secondary schools can access the FA’s Game Of Our Own programme which will give girls the opportunity to engage in curriculum PE through football.

If schools would like to be involved please contact Chris Hughes via this link