15th January 2014
The LINKS School Sport Partnership located in Sheffield specialises in curriculum support, CPD for teachers, competition delivery and sport coaching across a variety of sports.
The partnership was originally set up as All Saints School Sports Partnership alongside the PESCCL strategy. The partnership is still very much a part of All Saints Catholic Sports College, but was re-launched as Links School Sport Partnership in December 2006. The decision to rename the partnership came as a result of an expansion of schools and a desire to create a new identity that reflected the diverse range of schools within the partnership. LINKS School Sport Partnership is made up of families of schools based around several secondary schools across the city. Links SSP have School Sport Coordinators (SSCo's) based within secondary schools which work with the secondary schools family of primary schools assisting to develop high quality PE, and increased opportunities to take part in school sport and out of hours learning. Our main hub schools are All Saints Catholic High School, Sheffield Springs Academy, Notre Dame Catholic High School, Stocksbridge High School, Bradfield Secondary School, Talbot Special School and Seven Hills School. The partnership works to also deliver a variety of exciting and innovative sporting events for the children in Sheffield. We work with key partners such as Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield International Venues to help deliver these events and projects. With such a wide variety of sports and events to deliver we rely on a great and enthusiastic team to ensure the quality of these events are as high as possible. We also aim to help up skill teachers to build their confidence to deliver high quality P.E lessons. We provide numerous CPD sessions for our schools to help in areas they may be less confident or unsure in. These ensure the children access the highest quality physical education possible. Without our large volunteer workforce many of these events and programmes would not run to the level we have come to demand and expect. As a charity, having volunteers give up their time to support our work helps us greatly and is something we are always thankful for. We have a growing community on our social media and website with many parents and teachers actively engaging with the work we do. We like to showcase the children in our photo galleries and posts alongside appearing in the Sheffield Star. We like to keep everyone up to date with what their children can and do achieve on a day to day basis. With the new School Sport Premium we hope that we can engage more children, parents and teachers in all types of physical activity and get them excited about sport and being active! For more information on how you can get involved or how we can help your local school contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or @LinksSSP and facebook.com/linksssp