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Sports College Developments ...

... the first 5 years

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Year One

Some of the developments witnessed in year one:

  • Development of an indoor Tennis Centre and the appointment of a Tennis Development Coach.
  • Being designated as a District Soccer and Rugby Centre – Cricket to be added as part of Sport Englands ‘Active Sports’ initiative.
  • Teacher Training Centre – the college works hand in glove with the College of St Mark & St John, Plymouth. Sixty-three students attended on a weekly basis (primarily PE students) to work alongside our college staff.
  • Working closely with specialist coaches for improvement of standards and professional development (Basketball, Badminton, Tennis, Rugby, Trampolining in 2000/01 – adding Table-Tennis, Self-Defence, Cricket, Circus Skills in 2001/02).
  • Managing as part of the School Sports Co-ordinator scheme, four partner secondary schools (Liskeard, Looe, Launceston and Sir James Smith) and twenty-six of their feeder primary schools. This involves developing school/club links, inter-school activity etc.

Year Two

Some of the developments witnessed in year two:

  • Teacher Training Centre – this saw the second cohort of trainee teachers from the College of St Mark and St John.
  • Developing closer links with specialist coaches for improvement of standards and professional development in Table-Tennis, Self-Defence, Cricket and Circus Skills.
  • All our four partner secondary schools (Liskeard, Looe, Launceston and Sir James Smith) have now achieved Sportsmark and ten primary schools have achieved Activemark.
  • New Opportunties Fund ‘Out of Hours’ bid successful. This will help develop our partnership with our secondary and primary schools.
  • Working in partnership with the LEA and Active Sports in co-ordinating training and professional development for the County.
  • Have applied for a Football Foundation grant to develop four new floodlit tennis courts and a pavilion.
  • Callington Community College hosted the second County PE Conference at the college in March 2002.
  • Investment into developing the link between Physical Education and Information Technology (ICT), in order to improve teaching and learning in PE.
  • Introduction this year into the curriculum of Social Dance for our Year 11 students.
  • Following our end of Year One Report and a Year Four Extension plan submitted to the Specialist Schools Department of the DfES, we have been guaranteed two years funding from the Government.
  • Granted FA ‘Charter Standard for Schools’.

Year Three

Some of the developments witnessed in year three:

  • Development of a Healthy Living Centre due to open in October at the college offering a range of healthy treatments.
  • Following the first three years of the SSCO scheme we have successfully secured funding for another three years, expanding the scheme to incorporate the whole of East Cornwall (eight secondary schools and eighty primary schools).
  • The college hosted its Junior Athlete Programme Training in the partnership, which was well attended. Consequently we have established a Gifted and Talented programme in order to support our athletes in their sporting activities.
  • We were successful in securing funding for a multi-skills primary masterclass programme for Callington feeder schools which will aid with talent identification at an early age.
  • A College Sports Council has been established which has given students a voice in developing/shaping sport at Callington in the future.
  • In partnership with Liskeard, The British Council and Poland, an international primary festival was held at Callington organised by the Community Sports Leaders from each partnership which was very successful and a cultural experience for all involved.

Year Four

Some of the developments witnessed in year four:

  • The Healthy Living Centre is being expanded to include physiotherapy, aromatheraphy, head massage, deep tissue massage etc. We are also linked to Caradon District Council as part of a GP referral scheme.
  • Have been successful in securing a further three years funding from New Opportunities Funding (NOF) to further develop sport in our sports partnership.
  • Callington Community College has been successful in taking over and running the Sports Centre. We have appointed a new Sports Centre Manager and extended the range of classes to include Yoga, Body Combat etc.
  • The college has successfully run its new leadership courses in the Sports and Outdoors, in partnership with Delaware Outdoor Education Centre. Students have successfully achieved qualifications in Sports Umpiring and Coaching, Kayaking and Climbing.
  • The college has been successful with the two Devon Sports Colleges, Ivybridge and South Dartmoor, in gaining learning institute status.
  • This year saw the grand opening of four new outside Tennis Courts, as part of the continuing development of the East Cornwall Tennis Centre. This follows the award of LTA Tennis School of the Year and funding to support gifted and talented tennis students.
  • The college has also been successful with a joint bid with St Joseph’s School, Launceston, to develop leadership skills and sporting opportunities across the schools. The Building Bridges bid of £26,000 is an exciting opportunity to work in partnership.

Year Five

Some of the developments witnessed in year five:

  • The college was successful in achieving Sports College redesignation for a further four years. As a result we were invited to apply for a second specialism of Music which was also successful.
  • We were finally informed that our Football Foundation bid for a full size floodlit Astroturf and pavilion was successful. Work began in the Summer term with completion date being October 2005.
  • Introduced new KS5 Leadership course in conjunction with Delaware Outdoor Education Centre, as a logical progression from the successful KS4 courses.
  • Ran the first East Cornwall Leadership Training day for KS5 students with over one hundred students attending. They attended disability, SAQ, problem-solving and adapted games workshops in the morning, then specialised in the afternoon in refereeing in their chosen sport.
  • Entered national competition for good practise in schools and won the Healthy Living Award, through the SSCO scheme for the ‘Wake and Shake’ programme.
  • Planned and proposed new school day for implementation in September 2005, including opportunities for students to follow healthy courses, leadership courses, vocational courses, develop their personal skills in a variety of sport related courses. With the opportunity on a Friday afternoon to go off-site and become involved in wider extension studies such as Skiing, Watersports, Horseriding, Skateboarding and Climbing.
  • Introduced a Surf Academy at the college in partnership with Bude Outdoors, as part of a successful NOF project for KS4 students. As a result students attending will achieve Junior Lifeguard qualifications.
  • Successful badminton bid to develop further Badminton in the area through Badminton England. The money has enabled the establishment of an East Cornwall Badminton Centre of Excellence to be based at the college.
  • Successful masterclass programme run throughout partnership culminating in another successful Multi-Skills Academy at the college.
  • The college is now working closely with a specialist team of coaches both in the curriculum, the extension programme and the extra-curricular programme to raise standards and providing more professional development opportunities. The link with the Sports Centre now means there are exit routes for students to continue with their interests in the evenings.
  • Organised and ran the Caradon and North Cornwall Youth Games for the first time, with over six hundred students participating from across the two districts in a variety of activities.
  • The Sports Centre is growing from strength to strength with new classes and instructors being taken on and the Squash Courts being developed into an additional practical dance space to cater for new classes.
  • A new Head of PE was appointed this year for a September start along with a mainscale female PE teacher.
  • The college was awarded the FA’s National Charter Standard School Award, one of only six schools in the Country to receive this, following the extensive work it has undertaken in Football both at the college and across the partnership.



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