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School Sports Crews

Young people in your school can play a fundamental role in shaping and developing the Sainsbury's School Games.

School Sport Organising Committees (SSOC) and School Sport Crews (SSC) are groups of young people who join together to lead the planning and delivery of school sport clubs and Level 1 (intra) school competition programmes in their school.

They influence and shape the school sport offer for their classmates by deciding on the types of competitions to be held, their structure and where and when they take place. This helps make the Sainsbury's School Games even more attractive and accessible for all young people.

School Sports Organising Committees (secondary schools) and School Sports Crews (Primary) are diverse groups of young people that come together to support the organisation of the Sainsbury's School Games in their school.

What Does A School Sports Organising Committee (SSOC) or School Sports Crew (SSC) Do?

As well as helping to organise and promote the Sainsbury's School Games SSOC and SSC need to ensure that the Sainsbury's School Games meets the needs of the young people in their school.

To help committees and crews do this they can:

  • Report back at the end of the year what improvements have been or are going to be made.
  • Work with teachers to improve school sport and the Sainsbury's School Games.
  • Organise a survey to find out what young people think of sport in their school.

As well as improving the Sainsbury's School Games these tasks will also help to develop important life and employability skills for the students involved.

Training and Development

Information regarding the creation and development of your SSOC or SSC can be found on the Your School Games website.

If you are an Enhanced School, you can find all the resources and support you need - including documents, training aids and resources from CPD - in the Enhanced Schools section.

If you are a primary school interested in learning more about setting up your own SSC, or developing the one you already have set up, you may wish to attend our School Sports Organising Crew Conference. For more information, see the conference link on this page.

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