In the loop 9 - 22/11/10

In the Loop 9 – 22/11/10

For ease of reference we have now combined all articles into 3 sections – Primary, Secondary/FE and All

Congratulations to Marc Whaley on the birth of his daughter Lily Emma born on 18th November 2010 weighing 6lb 15.5oz.  Well done Marc & Rhiannon! (see picture below)


  • Year 5/6 boys needed to join Plymstock Road Runners Athletics Club.  For further information please download the attached flyer.  Please advertise in your school. PRR---AC_Flier[1][1][1].pdf
  • Primary teachers tennis course “Teachers Terrified of Teaching Tennis” being held on 28/1/[email protected] Mayflower school from 1 – 4pm.  Please download the attached for further information.  Primary Tennis Course - 28.01.11.doc


  • TIVERTON DARTFISH TRAINING> PLEASE FORWARD TO HEAD OF PE Dartfish training course, designed for new users and those existing users wishing a half day refresher course.LOCATION: Tiverton High School.  DATE: Friday 26th November AM or PMTo reserve your place email D Stewart d[email protected] or phone 07718 585656.
  • Please find attached information regarding trampolining courses for level 1 & 2 and teacher’s refreshers course.  Please advertise in your school and please download for further informationCPD Course Programme Callington SSP ( secondary 20
  • Bikespace CIC* is a not for profit Vocational Training Centre based in Devonport, Plymouth.  Bikespace  engages and motivates young people struggling with mainstream education. They train students as Bicycle Mechanics and give them the opportunity to get out on Mountain Bike Adventures. The pupils achieve ASDAN awards, as well as developing transferrable skills which will enable them to succeed in the workplace. For more information see
  • Please find attached information regarding the Schools Tennis Roadshow 2011.  Please advertise in your schools. Places can only be booked by using the official booking form available by clicking here.  Schools Tennis Road Show Flyer 2011[1].pdf
  •  Sky Sports Living for Sport Sky Sports Living for Sport is a free initiative that uses sport to inspire 11 – 16 year olds to be the best they can be. We support teachers to help young people improve their attainment, their health, their self-esteem, or to encourage them to reach their full potential.

‘Our Athlete Mentor related brilliantly with the group and made excellent connections with their behaviour, attitudes and situations. I have never seen them so motivated and engaged. They were left feeling inspired by the mentors charisma, attitude and determination. It was a fantastic opportunity and I hope to do it again in the future’

The programme is backed up with free visits from professional athlete mentors, free t-shirts and a brand new online planning tool!

We have increased our SSLFS Athlete Mentor team this year to include the following 23 World Class Athletes:

Alex Danson (Hockey)                    Chris Horsman(Rugby)

Chris Cook (Swimming)                  Dermot Gascoyne (Boxing)

Darran Langley Boxing)                  Mike Mullen (BMX)

Katy Storie (Women’s Rugby)          Steve Brown (Wheelchair Rugby)

Steve Frew (Gymnastics)                 Nicola Minichiello (Bobsleigh)

Tom Davis (Judo)                          Tim Prendergast (Paralympic                800m & 1500m)

Rachael Mackenzie (Thai Boxing)    Hannah Beharry (Boxing)

Jenna Downing (Inline Skating)       Alistair McKeen (Adaptive Rowing)

Thinus Delport  (Rugby)                  Jo Yapp (Women’s Rugby)

Heather Fisher (Women’s rugby)      Natasha Jonas (Boxing)

Daniel Caines (Athletics)                Jeanette Kwayke Athletics)

JJ Jegede (Athletics)

 They are all ready to support your school so get on board and register your project now at

  • FAO HEADS OF PE Please find attached information regarding the Proposal for Festival of Sport on 28th/29th March 2011.  Please advertise in your school and to book your place please complete the attached entry form.  festivalletter.doc    Plymouth Festival of School Sport - entry form 201  Proposal for the Plymouth Festival of Sport.doc 12
  • Heads PE please email Kevin Dyke [email protected] info re information regarding examined subjects so we can publish a list that enables us to identify which establishments offer which courses and the awarding body and also let him know if you are coming to the free inset on 3rd December 9am – 1pm on "How to get Outstanding at OFSTED"


  •  Help Please!!!!-  Have you supported the petition to save your school sport partnership yet- Only 1 week to go- see link Read article
  • Please find attached information regarding next year's Plymouth half marathon schools challenge.  This will take place on Saturday 28th May. The closing date for this event is Friday 3rd December 2010; however it may close early if all 2000 places are filled. Entry form and maps attached. 11 hoe map97 schools challenge.doc   PHML_Schools challenge 2011[1].pdf  Schools Challenge Map 2011 A3[1].pdf
  • Plymouth’s new Life Centre monthly newsletter attached.  Please share with your school. Life Centre News - November 2010.pdf
  • Fantastic free opportunity for your school to visit Dartmoor; Dartmoor National Parks education officer is keen to do more with Plymouth schools, and raise awareness of Dartmoor. He's offered to support a visit to Dartmoor, which would include him coming in to meet a group/class; a trip to Dartmoor (transport could be funded too); then a follow up visit back at school. He's open to any  theme and could taylor an active package to schools requirements- Only 1 place left!- Please contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Registration for Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week 2011 is now open!

In 2011 the week takes place from 27 June – 1 July 2011 and next year’s theme will continue the 2012 journey by helping your pupils achieve their personal best in an Olympic or Paralympic Sport. Pupils can achieve a personal best individually, with their class, or with their club, and at every level and standard. Registered schools will be given a free resource pack with ideas and plans to help pupils achieve these before, during and after the week.

And the week is not just about sport – it can be used across the curriculum to create excitement for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Your free resource pack and the website will provide lots of ideas to help you involve the whole school and pupils of all ages, as well as engage the local community in the week-long celebration.

Don’t forget, even if you took part in the 2010 week, you still need to register for 2011.

Help your pupils share in the excitement of London 2012 and make sure your school is part of the action by registering today and you could win a school visit from an Olympic or Paralympic star*.

Find out more at

*Schools already registered will be included in the free prize draw. Register before 31 January 2011. Terms and conditions apply

Did you know that there are several other education programmes which are part of the Get Set family? These programmes are run by London 2012 partners and offer exciting opportunities and activities in a whole range of areas of learning which are inspired by London 2012. Follow the links to find out more about these programmes -

Get EnterprisingThe London 2012 enterprise programme supports students to develop enterprise skills through learning linked to the Games.

EDF Energy's 'the Pod'This website features lots of free resources and ideas that use the excitement of the Games to inspire students to more sustainable at home, school and in the community.

BP Enterprise Trading GameThis free maths and enterprise resource enables students to simulate real-life oil trading, practising the skills and values that are essential for success in business.

Smallsteps4lifeThis initiative led by the Food Standard's Agency supports students to live  happier, healthier, more active lifestyles by setting themselves achievable challenges.You can use your Get Set username and password to log in to this programme.

Who Do We Think We Are?A programme which offers free educational resources enabling teachers to explore identity, diversity and citizenship issues with their students, often using the London 2012 Games as a hook for learning.

Host Country School Linking ProjectLink your school with a school in a country which has previously hosted the Games! The DCSF Global Gateway is offering worldwide links and support free to Get Set registered schools.

STEM ChallengesTen different challenges that focus on a different aspect of the preparations for the London 2012 Games and provide exciting approaches to studying science, technology, engineering and maths.

Supporter 2 ReporterA free programme giving all schools the chance to safely publish their London-2012 inspired podcasts and videos, report on sporting events, and get access to professional media training.

Making the GamesThis interactive website features the stories of a range of people who have taken practical and vocational learning routes and are now helping to deliver the London 2012 Games.

In the meantime, enjoy the Get Set website!  (Many thanks to Kevin Dyke at Plymstock for providing this information)


Sin Richardson

Sin Richardson
Partnership Administrator

Telephone: 01752 515385
Email: [email protected]

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