Here at Leap we know that it is vital to have the right structure and expertise in place to ensure that young people get the best introduction to and opportunities in sport and activity. This spans the development of fundamental movement skills in early years and children’s first experiences of formalised sport through to talent development and the formation of an active habit for life.
Recent exciting developments in national funding for children and young people mean that there is a huge opportunity to develop PE and school sport in the county.
Leap is the County Sport and Activity Partnership for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes and part of the national County Sports Partnership Network (CSPN). With one of our key funders being Sport England, we have a remit for the development of sporting opportunities and infrastructure across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.
We support educational professionals, linking them to local resources and opportunities and provide practical support on how to best utilise national programmes and funding, below is an overview of some of our key areas of work around Children & Young People. For more information, please contact Mark Stokes, Children and Young People Project Manager.
Primary Sports Premium
Primary Schools across the country have received funding to develop their provision of PE and School Sport. There are a variety of resources available to Primary Schools to support them to make the most effective investment of the premium. For more information please contact Mark Stokes, Children and Young People Development Manager
Satellite Club Programme
The Satellite Club programme links sports clubs with local secondary schools, setting up sessions on the school sites which are an extension of the community club. Whether you are a secondary school or sports club, find out more about Satellite clubs by contacting Rhiannon Smith
The Sainsbury’s School Games
The Sainsbury’s School Games is a nationwide initiative offering sporting competitions for young people at both primary and secondary level. This programme of annual events offers 4 different levels of competition for primary and secondary school children in a variety of sports. Contact Fiona McMillan for more information.
Improving Fundamental Movement Skills in early years
Every child’s future activity levels are influenced by the fundamental movement skills they learn in their early years. These skills form the components of what is termed as a child’s physical literacy. Through the Bucks Physical Activity Strategy, an exciting project is being developed to provide training and support to improve the delivery of these skills in early years settings.
For more information please contact Chris Gregory.