Poltair School Sports Partnership
The Poltair School Sport Partnership strives to provide as many opportunities as possible to support young people in St Austell.
The Partnership supports schools in delivering high-quality PE, School Sport & Physical Activity, as well as promoting healthy lifestyles.
Our enthusiastic team of sports leaders have assisted in the smooth running of many Poltair School Sports Partnership events. These include Cross Country, Multi-Sports, Netball, Rugby and much more to come! Trained for their role by Miss Hodge, these students are working towards achieving their nationally recognised sports leader qualification through the School Games.
When asked about her experience of being a Sports Leader, Year 8’s Nerine said: “Being a Sports Leader has helped increase my confidence. I think this is an amazing thing to do because it teaches you to not only be helpful, but to enjoy helping others to have fun. I have been a part of many of the events that have happened, and I have enjoyed them all. As sports leaders, our aim is to be a positive role model to primary school children, and maybe even inspire them to become sports leaders in the future. We also encourage them to be a part of a team, making sure everyone is included in the activities. Prior to the events we support, we have meetings - so we understand what we are required to do, meaning we arrive prepared. Being a sports leader might be quite daunting for some students, particularly if they don’t like speaking in front of people, but I have found that it has made me a more confident person in general. Overall, my opinion on becoming a sports leader is that it was a great decision and one that has positively impacted on my experience at Poltair School.”
Cornwall School Games
The School Games Vision -To provide a well-organised, appropriate and enjoyable programme of competitions and festivals for students of all abilities at a local and county level.
The School Games Values are an incredibly important element of the Cornwall School Games and underpin the programme. These values were developed by young people to recognise how the experience of sport should be epitomised and embodied within schools, and to reflect the ‘spirit’ of the School Games. Those schools who demonstrate the School Games Values of respect, teamwork, honesty, passion, self-belief and determination during the events will be recognised by their peers and, with enough recognition, could receive a Whirlwind Cornwall School Games Value Award.
Barclays Game On
Barclays Game On is designed to support secondary schools to engage girls in curriculum physical education through a life skills approach, using football as the vehicle. The curriculum training is complimented by peer leadership training for girls’ football activators who will be given the tools to deliver extra-curricular opportunities for their peers.
Go Teach - Support teachers to engage girls in curriculum PE through a life skills approach, using football
as the vehicle.
Go Lead - Empowering girls to deliver football activity to their peers.
Go Access - Get access to a free resource pack to support schools to set up extra-curricular football offer for girls in key stage 3. All the activities, games and practises in the pack have been designed specifically to engage girls aged 12-14.
To view more information please visit - GO1-programme-brochure_4.pdf (girlsfootballinschools.org)
SEND DISNEY INSPIRED SHOOTING STARS - New Training Dates Confirmed
New dates have been released for this academic year for the training to introduce the SEND Shooting Stars resources, which have been designed in consultation with a number of YST Lead Inclusion Schools to ensure the Shooting Stars programme is more accessible for young people with SEND.
New dates have been released for this academic year for the training to introduce the SEND Shooting Stars resources, which have been designed in consultation with a number of YST Lead Inclusion Schools to ensure the Shooting Stars programme is more accessible for young people with SEND
The training will upskill practitioners on how to use the Marvel Inspired Shooting Stars SEND resources to engage more young people with SEND in football within their school setting. The resources have been developed in consultation with YST Lead Inclusion Schools with the aim of specifically engaging more young people with SEND in physical activity and football.
The training will introduce you to the resources, covering adaptations to consider including using the STEP model in your delivery (Space, Task, Equipment and People). Schools who attend the training and commit to delivering a SEND Shooting Stars extracurricular club in their setting, will receive a hard copy Marvel Inspired Shooting Stars SEND resource.
Training dates and registration links for the training can be accessed below;
Tuesday 31st October 2023 (3:30-5:30pm) - Register Here
Tuesday 6th February 2024 (3:30-5:30pm)- Register Here
Tuesday 14th May 2024 (3:30-5:30pm)- Register Here
PSSP After School Clubs
This term we will be running a Netball Club for our Partnership Primary Schools.
Wednesday evenings, 4:30-5:30pm at Poltair School.
This is a free club for year 5 & 6 girls of all abilities. A fun and active club to develop confidence about netball rules and have a go at playing friendly matches during the session.
Time2Move Holiday Activites
Our Super Camps run during the school holidays where we offer fun physical activities, games and wider activities plus a meal for all children in Years 5, 6, 7 & 8.
The cost is £10 per child, per day, which includes breakfast and lunch - there is no charge for children in receipt of free school meals.
Keep an eye out on our website and social media for details of when our next Super Camp is open for bookings.
PSSP have offered a transition project to Primary Schools within our Partnership.
This has been offered to St Mewan, Bishop Bronescombe and Mevagissey. The project consists of 3 sessions which are split into theory-based work and practical work.
The theme of this project is the Rugby World Cup as it is starting in September 2023. The children will get an opportunity to learn about the history of the World Cup as well as learning about a specific country taking part in the tournament.
Practical skills are gained throughout and here are some pictures from Mevagissey showcasing their skills.