2What is a School Sport Organising Committee (SSOC)? A School Sport Organising Committee is a group of young people who join together to organise, co-ordinate and promote the Sainsbury’s School Games and school sport.
3Activity:What could a School Sport Organising Committee do in your school/college?
4What do we do? Did you come up with any of the following? Listen to what other students want to do.Organise and plan different types of events that will appeal to a range of young people.Schedule activity into the school or college diary.Publicise events, competitions and school sports clubs.Recruit participants to take part.Co-ordinate the running of school sports clubs and competitions.Identify volunteers to support the events.Promote the success of your events and school sport.
5How do we do it?You will be given three tasks to complete over the course of the next few months but first use the activities and diagram that follows to establish:What you want to achieve.Roles and responsibilities on the Committee.Process for recruiting any new members you need.Ways of working.Who you need to influence and get support from in school.
6How to set up an SSOC Agree what the Committee will achieve Agree how the Committee will operateDecide roles needed on the CommitteePromote the role of the Committee in the schoolProduce and promote role descriptions across schoolAgree process to select Committee members
7Activity:List:what roles are neededwhat responsibilities would each role havewhat type of qualities would the person need to do this role.
8Activity:Who do you need to influence in the school to support you in setting up a School Sport Organising Committee?How will you encourage them to support you?
9Senior Leadership Team Support and influence to set up a School Sport Organising CommitteeSenior Leadership TeamGoverning BodyPE departmentHead of DepartmentOther teachers
10What do we need to do?Alongside helping to organise we would like you to complete three simple tasks over the next few months. Advice and guidance will be provided for each task, which can be downloaded from the Sainsbury’s School Games website.Once you have completed these tasks you will have:developed important skills that will help you in school and lifedeveloped what is on offer in the Sainsbury’s School Games and school sport for all young people in your school.
11Task one (October/November) SkillsResources to helpSurvey friends and teachers on their opinions of the Sainsbury’s School Games and school sport.Fact findingInformation, advice and guidance from the Sport Industry Research Centre on different and interesting ways to gather student opinions.Develop materials and strategies to promote the Sainsbury’s School Games and school sport in your school.Promotion andInformation, advice and guidance from the marketing team at Youth Sport Direct on how to market and promote the Sainsbury’s School Games and school sport to everyone.marketing
12Task two (January) Task Skills Resources to help To introduce and develop different decision-making techniques into the meetings.Decision-makingInformation will be provided on different techniques you can use to make the right decision as lots of people will have different ideas.Conduct a ‘Dragons Den’ style pitch to the Committee on areas you wish to develop in the Sainsbury’s School Games and school sport.Taking the initiativeYou will be provided with guidance on how to approach teachers and pitch your ideas and opinions.
13Task three (March) Task Skills Resources to help Report on the Sainsbury’s School Games and the role in which you as the Committee have played in it.EvaluationAdvice, information and guidance from the Sport Industry Research Centre on different and interesting ways of reporting and evaluating the impact of the Committee’s work.
14Benefits of a SSOCIt will ensure that activities and opportunities offered are based on student voice and need.It will create a culture in schools where young people are empowered to lead change.It will help to equip young people for life and work, encourage them to take responsibility and instill the meaning of commitment. It will also help them to develop the ability to overcome challenges and to make decisions both as an individual and as a part of a team.It will build capacity within the school to help deliver a wider range of activities for a more diverse group of young people.
15Activity:Action plan:What are your next steps?What do you need to do and by when?