The Alliance for Learning ‘Girls Football Super Hub’ are working closely with the FA and the Youth Sport Trust to pave the way for the next Lionesses to take to the pitch. Innovative approaches are helping to create a 21st century modern curriculum for girls, enabling them to access and engage in football through the curriculum and really improving the take up of Girls Football. We are working with PE leads across the North West to further develop the school workforce with CPD on football. The Alliance for Learning is already a PE & Sports Hub with Sport England.
Louise Gear, Head of Development at The FA said ‘The Super Hubs are a crucial network to help us achieve our ambitions for girls football in schools. We want our curriculum, extra-curricular and leadership offers to be leading-edge, which can only be achieved through innovation in design and delivery. Our Super Hubs are leading this innovation work within education, and I thank them all for their passion for achieving positive change for girls through football.’
The GM Mentally Healthy Schools & Colleges programme is part of a major £134m action plan announced in 2017 to help to transform mental health in Greater Manchester for children and adults.
Commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the overall investment programme – the biggest and most ambitious of its kind in the country – takes a proactive approach, focusing on earlier intervention and prevention of poor mental health.
The project (which involves over 125 schools, colleges and PRUs) brought together organisations, charities and local mental health services to explore new ways of preventing mental health issues in young people through school-based interventions.
The RSHE programme is funded by the DfE to provide high quality training for state-funded secondary schools on a regional basis to support the implementation of the statutory guidance, with the new curriculum being mandatory from September 2020. The training is free to schools that participate and will involve a 1 day event together with pre and post reading, sharing of good practice events and working alongside peers.
The programme aims to:
Increase understanding amongst schools of the statutory guidance and the reform to the curriculum in this area and related areas such at the mental health support teams.
Increase confidence and subject knowledge amongst all teaching professionals who have received the training, in how to train and support schools to plan and teach high quality Relationships Education/RSE/Health Education.
Develop networks and peer support mechanisms to assist schools in developing their knowledge rich curriculum and planning.
The programme starts in March 2020, with the first training sessions taking place from May onwards. Funding is available to training up to 200 schools.