Highfields School Gets Gold Sport & PE Status Again

YouthSportsTrustLogoHighfields School in Matlock, part of the Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership, has once again been awarded Youth Sport Trust Gold Partner School status for its commitment to PE and school sport.

HighfieldsSchoolLogoHighfields was first awarded Gold Partner status in March last year.  Youth Sport Trust Partner Schools have to demonstrate how they are delivering high quality school sport and improving the PE experience for every young person.  Importantly, they are also using sport to raise achievement levels across the school.

As a partner Highfields will receive additional training and development opportunities and can become involved in national education and sport initiatives.

Highfields Young Leaders RDSSP

Highfields Young Leaders at Summer School Games

Jayne Allen

Jayne Allen at School Games

Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership School Sports Coordinator at Highfields, Jayne Allen, said:

“We are delighted once again to have gained Gold partner status, as the opportunities this brings the students is huge.  Becoming a Youth Sport Trust Partner School recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible experiences for young people through PE and school sport.”

“There are a whole range of educational, health and wellbeing benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport and we see on a regular basis that when sport is delivered well it can transform the lives of a whole range of pupils.”

Annette Montague, Education Director at the Youth Sport Trust, said:

“Youth Sport Trust Partner Schools share our belief that sport changes lives and understand how it can be used across the curriculum to improve attainment.  PE and school sport can be a catalyst for young people to live healthy, active lives and we are delighted to be working with schools across the country to support them develop this provision.”

“We have increasing number of schools applying for our partner school status which is a testament to the ongoing commitment that schools have in making a difference for young people and creating a world class system for PE and sport.”

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HIGH RES IMAGES:
Jayne Allen: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lissacook/11046796793/sizes/o/
Highfields Young Leaders at Derbyshire School Summer Games: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lissacook/11046743484/sizes/o/

Notes to Editors:
For further information contact:
Lissa Cook (www.lissacookpr.co.uk or 07818 411 791) or Jayne Allen at Highfields School on 01629 581888.  Find out more about Jayne: https://ruralderbyshiressp.org.uk/families/highfields/jayneallen/
or Youth Sport Trust press office:  0207 211 5256 or 0207 211 5232

More about the RDSSP:

Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership works closely with Infant, Primary, Secondary & Special schools to develop opportunities for high quality PE & sport in the Derbyshire Dales & Hope Valley.

Our aim is to support schools to deliver an inclusive and enjoyable PE curriculum which is enhanced with extra curricular opportunities to develop & extend skills & abilities through competition and sports festivals.  Download our 2013 Impact Report: https://ruralderbyshiressp.org.uk/our-vision/our-impact/2013impact-report/

More about The Youth Sport Trust: Sport Changes Lives
Our charity is passionate about helping all young people to achieve their full potential in life and in sport through the delivery of high quality PE and sport. We work to:
• give every child a sporting start in life through high quality PE and sport in primary schools.
• ensure all young people have a sporting chance by developing opportunities for those with special educational needs and disabilities.
• support all young people to achieve their sporting best in school and their personal best in life.
Find out more by visiting http://www.youthsporttrust.org

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