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Sport England announces “School Games Organiser Funding Confirmed Until 2020″

Posted on 23/02/2016 by

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We were delighted to hear Monday’s announcement from Sport England, confirming that “School Games Organisers will continue to receive funding throughout the current parliament, securing the futures of the 452 SGOs until 2020″.

This is great news for school sport and we’re looking forward to hearing how this will be implemented ready for the start of the next academic year in September.

PE Recruitment have a long history of working with Schools, SSPs, SSCos and SGOs over the years and will be looking forward to helping you with any staffing needs you may have in the run up to September – and beyond.

Read the full Press Release from the Youth Sports Trust published on Monday 22nd Feb 2016 here.

Youth Sport Trust Press Release 22/2/2016:

School Games Organiser Funding Confirmed Until 2020

“Sport England has today confirmed that School Games Organisers will continue to receive funding throughout the current parliament, securing the futures of the 452 SGOs until 2020.

In a statement issued earlier this afternoon, Sport England’s Mike Diaper said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm that funding will be provided for the remaining period of the existing School Games Organiser awards (April – August 2016) and that that funding is also in place to continue the SGO roles through to the end of this parliament and the next spending review.

“This will be based on the existing model of three days per week, with funding at the same level (£23,800 per year per SGO). Current awards finish at the end of August 2016, therefore we will be writing to current hosts in the coming months to confirm arrangements and provide new award documentation. Thank you for your patience in awaiting this confirmation and further Government commitment to your work.

“Thank you also for your ongoing support of to the School Games; continued funding is a reflection of the value placed on the work of the SGOs by us all and in particular the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Department of Health.”

Sport England has also commenced a review of the School Games with the support of the Youth Sport Trust. The review will be forward focused, considering the future priorities of the Games in the context of the aims and objectives of the Government’s new sport strategy.

The basis of the consultation phase, which will include focus group work, will be the extensive responses provided to DCMS through their sport strategy consultation. A task and finish group will be reporting back to Government departments at the end of this summer with a view to start to implement any changes from the 2016/17 academic year.

For further information, please visit www.yourschoolgames.com .”

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