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September 2014

Hampshire success at the Commonwealth Games

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28 athletes from Hampshire, representing England, Scotland, Wales and Gibraltar participated in Glasgow 2014 with great success. Find out more  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 190kB

Hampshire PE Conference

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The Hampshire PE Conference took place on 2 July 2014 and was once more an outstanding success. Here are some comments from attendees:

"Excellent speaker and Q&A - very inspirational!"

"Excellent venue/workshops - a very useful day"

To read more about the conference visit our Conference page

English Schools Athletics Championships

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Hampshire competitors shone once more at the English Schools Athletics Championships in Birmingham, with 14 medallists and 4 selected for international honours. Read more  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 350kB.

CPD Opportunities 2014/15

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The Outdoor Education, PE and Sport Service provides a range of needs-led, certificated and quality assured safety management courses and also works with partners to provide a range of opportunities in curriculum development, leadership and sporting activities. See our latest list of courses.

Dynamic Movement Skills (DMS)

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Looking to deliver the ‘new’ national curriculum at KS 1 & 2 or just improve teaching in PE in general? DMS is a cutting edge movement methodology for children and adults that helps develop, refine and improve gross motor skills, coordination, agility and quickness. It has been used and trialled extensively with thousands of individuals and has been integrated in to a number of professional football clubs, schools, sports and medical organisations across the UK & Europe. Read more  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 159kB


June 2014

Ofsted report "a wake-up" call for schools on the importance of PE and competitive sport

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A major Ofsted report on sport in schools has been described as a "wake-up call” for those that fail to take PE and competitive sport seriously.

Ofsted’s Going the Extra Mile report studied the levels of competitive sport offered in independent and state schools and considered why there is a disproportionately high number of elite senior athletes that began their careers from a private schooling background. It also highlighted a varying level of competitive sport being offered in state schools, describing the findings as ‘mixed’.

The key recommendation in the report states that: "Maintained schools and academies should recognise the wider benefits that competitive sport can bring to their school and students. They should learn from the schools that teach PE and coach sport well and put in place the conditions to enable competitive school sport to thrive."

"Children enjoy competition," said Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted and the Chief Inspector of Schools in England."It pushes them to do better and try harder.
Of course, it also carries with it the risk of defeat, but how better to prepare pupils for the setbacks that life will inevitably throw at them? Not every child can or will go on to become a world champion, but every child will experience victories and defeats. And every student, wherever they are educated, deserves the opportunity to have their sporting passion identified and nurtured."

Whilst some schools had a ‘weak’ competitive sport offer, those that took it seriously were more likely to have high academic attainment and to be judged good or outstanding in their last full section 5 Ofsted inspection. Read more

Hampshire Schools Games – Aldershot 20 June 2014

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The 2014 Hampshire Games, part of the Sainsbury's School Games initiative, took place on Friday 20 June at both military and school facilities in Aldershot.

School teams took part in; Athletics, Basketball, Boccia, Cycling, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, New Age Kurling, Netball, Rounders, Tag Rugby, Swimming, Tennis, Trampolining and Volleyball following an exciting opening ceremony in the athletics stadium which culminated with an inspirational talk from Steph Twell, a product of the Hampshire Schools system recently selected for the Commonwealth Games soon to take place in Glasgow.  Read more

Dani King - Hampshire Ambassador

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Dani King, London 2012 Gold Medallist, 3 times World Champion and World record holder in the Ladies Team Pursuit recently visited Winchester Schools. As part of her role as a Hampshire Ambassador she gave inspirational talks to youngsters at both The Henry Beaufort and Osborne Schools to encourage them to take part in physical activity and ’to be the best they can be.’

Dani, who is from Hamble le Rice and attended Hampshire Schools and Colleges throughout her education, was introduced to competitive cycling whilst a student at Hamble Community Sports College, the rest is history as they say. Dani also recently shared her experiences through school to Olympic success with colleagues attending the OEPEDoE Service day

dani king at osborne school

Are you ready for Glasgow 2014 – Commonwealth Games?

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With the Glasgow Games approaching fast are you ready to take advantage of the opportunities to inspire and engage your young people in their learning through one of the worlds greatest sporting events?

Having learnt from the most successful Olympics ever in London, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games promises to be the best Commonwealth Games ever. 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories will compete in 17 sports over 11 days – take advantage of the huge education programme and resources available: Find out more.

See the England team emerge as the teams for the 17 sports are announced.

Get involved!

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England U17 win European Championships in Malta

England are Under-17 European Championship winners following a 4-1 penalty shootout victory over the Netherlands in Malta.

After the Attard final ended 1-1, England nervelessly converted all four of their penalties to triumph from 12 yards out. Dom Solanke put England ahead in normal time but Jari Schurman cancelled out his opener before half-time.

YES England win the shoot-out!

Dom Solanke Year 11 from Brighton Hill School in Basingstoke finished the tournament as the  overall leading scorer. Solanke is a member of the successful Chelsea youth team that won the recent FA youth Cup Final


May 2014

Hampshire Student Wins National Award

Bethan Gill, a student at the Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College was named earlier this week as the Sky Sports Living for Sport Student of the Year!

A remarkable achievement given that 1 in 3 schools of secondary age now participate in the Sky Living For Sport Programme nationally. The programme aims to use the power of sport, sport stars and sport skills to improve the lives of young people.

Alex Danson Hampshire’s own International and Olympic Hockey star, also a Sky Living for Sport mentor said:

“The change in Bethan over the last five years has been remarkable. She found the strength and motivation to use her passion for sport to improve so many areas of her life and to overcome the challenges she faced. Bethan is an amazing young woman; she has a bright and exciting future ahead of her.”

For full details...

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Hampshire School Games 2014

The 2014 Hampshire school Games is set to take place once again at the Aldershot Military Stadium on 20 June. Part of the national School Games initiative over 2,500 young people are due to compete in a range of sports including Athletics, Football, Golf, Hockey, Basketball, Swimming, Trampolining, Tri-Golf, Boccia, New Age Kurling, Tennis, Judo, Table Tennis, Netball, Gymnastics and Badminton at the Military Facilities in Aldershot.

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Outline programme for the day:

  • 9.30am – 10.00am  Competitors arrive at the Aldershot Military Stadium for the

  • 10.00am – 10.30am Welcoming Ceremony – including parade to the pitches

  • 10.45am  Competitions Start

  • 2.00pm 3 v 3 Basketball, Inclusive Athletics, Boccia, New Age Kurling  and Inclusive Tag Rugby competition end

  • 4.30pm All other competitions end

For full details please see the Schools Event Manual Microsoft Word 1MB


Hampshire PE & School Sport Conference

Don't miss out on this year's Conference!

Guest Sports stars will be in attendance and there's a wide range of Networking tables and Workshops to choose from!

Please view the April 2014 tab for more information on the keynote speaker - Will Ryan!

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April 2014

Ageas Bowl

Hampshire PE Conference 2014

Our flagship event, the Hampshire PE Conference, will take place on Wednesday 2nd July 2014 - at The Ageas Bowl, home of Hampshire County Cricket Club.

The focus this year is:

PE development and improvement and using PE across the curriculum to raise achievement.

Will Ryan

Key note speaker Will Ryan confirmed.

Will Ryan – ‘Education’s Michael Macintyre’ as one delegate recently described him – has now been enthralling Independent Thinking audiences in Britain and overseas for many years, sharing his wealth of experience in primary education and leadership with passion, common sense and humour.

His most recent book Inspirational Teachers Inspirational Learners was given a 10/10 review in the Times Educational Supplement and described as ‘the inspirational text that should be on the reading list of all educational administrators and on the bedside table of all school leaders and classroom teachers’.

Hampshire PE Conference 2014 - workshop provisional

Hampshire PE Conference 2014 - network tables provisional

Cost: £125pp

Places can be reserved via The Learning Zone.


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