As a result of feedback and to address the local need, Active Cheshire are looking to develop a resource for those within or looking to work with Primary Schools. As you may be aware, Primary schools are now in receipt of PE and sport premiums which are designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
Primary schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money. We want to guide the schools within the Cheshire West and Chester area to spend their premiums on valuable and worthwhile programmes to increase the quality of their provision. In order to do this we want to ensure they have a clear idea of how to engage with clubs in the local area who can bring specialist skills and also provide exit routes to pupils.
Active Cheshire is looking to develop a resource whereby guidance is given to Primary schools around spending the premium but also to advise them where their nearest clubs are and which clubs want and have the capacity to engage with the school.
As a well established club with a good delivery track record within Warrington, we wanted to offer you the opportunity to feature within this resource and potentially engage further with local primary schools. If you would like to be included within this and have the capacity to work within primary schools, please download and complete the document and return to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 5pm on Friday 5th August. Please also send an image which represents the club, this could be the club logo or an image taken at one of the sessions.
Once we have received this information we will review and ensure that clubs meet the minimum requirements for working within schools, prior to inclusion. Please note at this stage there is no guarantee the resource will be produced or the club included but we will keep you informed at every step.
We produced the booklet on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council last year and the feedback from both clubs and schools have been excellent. A copy of the booklet is available to download below for your reference. The booklet will be similar but not necessarily the same in terms of content.