2015 November

U11 Girls Football Festivals Kick Off

November 27, 2015
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 With our Under 14 Girls football leagues in full swing, Thursday was the turn of the Under 11 Primary School teams to kick off their own events.

The University of Derby played host to 12 teams of girls for the first of three ‘festival’ events this academic year. These events are designed to allow girls to take part in matches against other schools and to develop skills without the pressure of tournament conditions.

Through the two hour event teams were able to play eight small-sided matches, as well receiving coaches from two of our Young Sports Leaders […]

Under 14 Girls Football Round-up

November 26, 2015
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The opening round of fixtures have now been completed in both groups of our Under 14 Girls Football League.

13 teams have formed the two pools, with fixtures taking place at Lees Brook Community School. Each group will take part in two nights of football, with a round-robin being played on each occasion. The final tables will determine the schools taking part in the finals night on 16 December.

Group A sees reigning champions Landau Forte leading the way after an unbeaten first week. Meanwhile, the top of Group B is more congested with the top two […]

Professional Learning Journey: Your Route to Success

November 26, 2015
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The Professional Learning Journey available for schools and teachers through Derby City SSP has been recognised by the Association for PE in their latest publication.

The Autumn edition of Physical Education Matters includes an article written by our Business Manager Jo Wilkinson which examines the opportunities available for school staff and the impact that this work has on knowledge, skills and confidence.

Development opportunities discussed in the article include:

Level 3 and Level 5/6 Certificate programmes
Curriculum and sport-specific workshops
Whole-tailored INSET
One-to-one mentoring

The full article can be read by clicking the […]

Fundamentals Fun

November 26, 2015
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Foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils from across Derby enjoyed their first taste of a sports event at our Fundamentals Festival on Tuesday 24 November. The event for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 pupils saw 10 schools converge on Powerleague Derby to take part in a range of sport and physical activities, including balance bikes, yoga and football-based agility work. We thank Yogabugs, Cycle Derby and Derby County Community Trust for supporting the event and providing great experiences for the children […]