What 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. Activity: • What could a School Sport Organising Committee do in your school/college? What 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. How 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. How to set up an SSOC Agree what the Committee will achieve Agree how the Committee will operate Decide roles needed on the Committee Promote the role of the Committee in the school Produce and promote role descriptions across school Agree process to select Committee members Activity: List: • what roles are needed • what responsibilities would each role have • what type of qualities would the person need to do this role. Activity: • 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? Support and influence to set up a School Sport Organising Committee Senior Leadership Team Head of Department Governing Body PE department Other teachers What 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 life • developed what is on offer in the Sainsbury’s School Games and school sport for all young people in your school. Task one (October/November) Task Skills Resources to help Survey friends and teachers on their opinions of the Sainsbury’s School Games and school sport. • Fact finding Information, 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 and marketing Information, 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. Task two (January) Task Skills Resources to help To introduce and develop different decision-making techniques into the meetings. • Decision-making Information 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 initiative You will be provided with guidance on how to approach teachers and pitch your ideas and opinions. Task 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. • Evaluation Advice, 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. Benefits of a SSOC • It 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. Activity: Action plan: • What are your next steps? • What do you need to do and by when?