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?
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Listen to what other students want to do.
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Organise and plan different types of events that will appeal to
a range of young people.
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Schedule activity into the school or college diary.
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Publicise events, competitions and school sports clubs.
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Recruit participants to take part.
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Co-ordinate the running of school sports clubs and competitions.
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Identify volunteers to support the events.
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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:
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What you want to achieve.
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Roles and responsibilities on the Committee.
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Process for recruiting any new members you need.
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Ways of working.
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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:
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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
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It will ensure that activities and opportunities offered are
based on student voice and need.
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It will create a culture in schools where young people are
empowered to lead change.
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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.
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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?
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School Sport Organising Committee Training Ideas