2013 was an important year for school sport partnerships with the Government having introduced the new, ring-fenced ‘Sport Premium’ fund to improve the provision of sport and PE in primary schools.
2013 was a fantastic year for our schools. We ran more than 100 events in 24 different sports and activities involving school teams competing 540 times. That meant our pupils participated more than 6,610 times in festivals and competitions.
More than 1,500 pupils have taken part in our cross country running events alone, including 5 year old Lizzie from Cromford C of E Primary school who has Cerebral Palsy and won a medal in the Reception Class Fun Run held at Cromford Meadows, Matlock, in October.
We’ve also trained 350 Young Leaders to help deliver our events and activities in primaries and we’ve run 5 Inclusion/Disability events involving school teams competing 19 times.
RDSSP Partnership Development Manager Janice Price said: “Ian Thomas, Director of Education for Derbyshire, has urged primary schools to invest the new ‘Sport Premium’ funding wisely, recognising the valuable role of School Sport Partnerships in organising and promoting PE and sport.”
“Investment from our cluster primaries allows us to offer even more events, programmes and coaching resources for Everyday Activity, Physical Education, Inclusion and Disability and Club and Community links as well as offering Talent Pathways and added value programmes and training.”
To find out more about how the RDSSP works closely with Infant, Primary, Secondary and Special schools to develop opportunities for high quality PE & sport in the Dales & Hope Valley read our 2013 Impact Report.
For all our latest stories, read our December Newsletter.
Notes to Editors:
- The RDSSP works with Infant, Primary, Secondary and Special schools to develop opportunities for high quality PE and sport in the Derbyshire Dales & Hope Valley.
- The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Read more…
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