THE SCHOOL GAMES
WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL GAMES?
The School Games are a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitve sport. The Games are made up of three levels of activity: competition in schools, between school and at a county.area level:
- Intra-school -(Level 1) - sporting competitions for all students in school through intra-school competition. Harris SSP facilitate and deliver these events.
- Inter-school (Level 2) - individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions. Harris SSP facilitate and deliver these events.
- School Games Festivals (level 3) - the county/area stage multi-sport School Games Festivals as a culmination of year round school sport competitions
Harris CofE Academy School Sports Partnership deliver The School Games for the Eastern Warwickshire area, with Ian Smart being the School Games Organiser.
The Games are designed to build on the magic of 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters. Nationally and locally the School Games is being delivered through partnerships. The national partnership is made up of:
- the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which has overall policy leadership, supported by the Department for Education (DofE) and the Department for Health (DOH)
- Sport England, which is the Lottey distributor and are supporting the engagement of Sports Governing Bodies and County Sports Partnerships
- the Youth Sport Trust, the landscape lead organisation for school sport which has been commissioned by Sport England to provide development support to school, sports and other local partners
Over £128 million of Lottery and Government funding is being invested to support School Games. This includes: upto £35.5m Lottery funding from Sport England between 2010-15; £28.4 exchequer funding from the Department of Heath and Sport England to fund 450 School Games Organisers (SGO's) and Change4Life clubs.
At a local level, the School Games will be delivered by schools, clubs, county sports partnerships and other local partners. Local Organising Committees (LOCs) are being set up, chaired by Headteachers, to oversee the county festivals. County sports partnerships have an important role to play in helping to stage the festivals.
The School Games is free to access for all schools. As well as delivering The School Games free at the point of access for all schools, our subscription package supplements this offer by delivering additional competitions, festivals, leadership programmes and strategic support. Please contact the SSP office to see how the SSP can supplement The School Games offer in your area.
All schools are able to take part in the School Games once they have registered. Make sure your school is involved in the School Games - register now by visiting www.yourschoolgames.com
Bikeability has always been important in improving the safety, confidence and competence of young people travelling to and from school, but with the new focus on Health & Wellbeing, life skills and 'Active Schools' linked to the doubling of the PE Premium, it is more important than ever before. Cycling to and from school is considered 'Active Travel' and can be included in a young person's 'Active 30 Minutes'. Delivering Bikeability at your school demonstrates the development of an active culture leading to an 'Active School'. Developing active travel, including any costs associated with delivering Bikeability (where applicable) is a legitimate spend of the PE Premium and can go towards achieving the 'Active 30 Minutes'.
We run closed courses in schools on their school site and we also run open group courses during most school holidays at our Sports Centre. One to one 'learn to ride' sessions are arranged on demand.
LEVEL 1 TRAINING FOR PUPILS IN SCHOOL YEARS 3, 4, 5 AND 6:
This training teaches basic cycle control skills in a safe environment away from traffic and will be run at Harris C of E Academy's Sports Centre in Rugby for community courses or at your primary school for primary school courses.
LEVEL 2 TRAINING FOR PUPILS IN SCHOOL YEARS 5 AND 6:
This training prepares students for cycling on the public highway for short journeys such as from home to school and will be run from Harris CofE Academy's Sports Centre in Rugby for community courses or the road network near your school for school courses.
To book a place on any Bikeability course or if you are a school wishing to book a place, please call Debbie on 01788 812549 ext. 304 or email email@example.com
11+ Holiday Tuition Programme
We are excited to be delivering our new 11+ tuition programme here at Harris during school holidays for children aged 8 – 11 years old. The programme will run on 3 consecutive days and for 3 hours per day on the first 2 days and 4 hours on the final day.
Delivered by a qualified primary school teacher we will be teaching the ‘Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring (CEM)’ framework of verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and maths. CEM are the examining body for the 11+ tests in Warwickshire.
During this programme your child will work with an experienced teacher across the 3 key areas as above. As well as learning content, they will learn important 11+ exam techniques and will complete practice papers. With a maximum group size of 7, children will be able to progress quickly whilst working at their own pace and identifying their own areas of strength and areas for development.
We will run multiple programmes across the academic year, so your child will be able to attend future courses and pick up where they left of if further tuition is required. As well as receiving excellent, relevant tuition from our qualified primary school teacher your child will also receive 3 fantastic study books (verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and maths) complete with parents’ guide, online resources and a practice paper, so that they may continue their practice at home.
Courses will run during all school holidays, so please check the booking forms for specific dates and timings. However, courses will run across 3 consecutive days in a week from 10am - 1pm on days 1 and 2 and from 9.30am - 1.30pm on day 3. There are also wrap-around care options with our exciting multisport holiday club as above. Courses will be classroom based but will also include elements of Active and Creative Learning.
Course cost = £250 per child (to include 3 x study books).
Testimonial for Harris 11+ Holiday Tuition Programme:
'My 10 year old son attended the 11+ course and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The teacher was welcoming and the course was challenging but fun, and included lots of practice questions. He's increased in confidence and the feedback from the course has helped us to understand the areas that he needs to concentrate on over the next few weeks before the real exam.'
To Be Confirmed.
We are delivering 11+ tuition courses here at Harris during school holidays for children aged 8 – 11 years old. Each course will run on 3 consecutive days and for 3 hours per day on the first 2 days and a 4 hour day on the final day.
- 2 days = 10am – 1pm, and 1 day = 9.30am – 1.30pm.
- Teaching will be classroom based but will also include elements of Active and Creative Learning, so as well as bringing stationery please make sure that your child has appropriate clothing for learning outside.
- Please ensure that your child has a packed lunch and plenty of water to last the day.
- Course cost = £250 per child per course (to include 3 x study books).
- Wrap-around holiday club options available.