Presentation on theme: "Community use of school sports facilities Introduction - Richard Hunt Head of Service Development (Culture, Sport & Communities) Suffolk County Council."— Presentation transcript:
Community use of school sports facilities Introduction - Richard Hunt Head of Service Development (Culture, Sport & Communities) Suffolk County Council and Chair of CLOA
Suffolk County Council Community use on school sites – Interest in over 20 schools – Commitment to support community use across the county Community use review pilot – Partnership with Culture First, Improvement East and Sport England Efficiencies & improvements – Local authority leading the agenda
Wider context Size and scale: 76% sports halls, 73% AGPs on school sites Access & growing participation Delivery models and relationships between school-local authority
Challenges Economic situation – Subsidy from local authority? – Efficiency & improvement Changing policy – Academy status – Community use agreements – Strategic role of local authority For schools – Balancing the books – Benefit to school curriculum? – Organisational pressures & capacity – Grant funding
Purpose of today Share the learning from Suffolk Consider the wider agenda Outcomes – Understanding & debate some of the issues & considerations – Consider different approaches/models to community use – Consider how to advocate to schools – Consider & discuss tools for business planning, management & operational delivery
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