Abbeyfield School has been running its Sports Ambassador programme for the past 5 years. In 2020 the programme was recognise by Youth Sport Trust and together we will be taking leadership to every corner ot Wiltshire!

We are delighted to say:

•Abbeyfield School was recognised for its Outstanding Sports Ambassador and Sports Enrichment Programme.

•Abbeyfield School is now a representative of the county and takes a partnership approach to delivery with local schools and organisations to develop inclusive pathways for young people to progress as leaders, coaches, officials and volunteers. All LCV schools are provided with national networking and exclusive development opportunities to drive leadership and coaching forward across the country and to meet the needs of the young people locally. 

•Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering (LCV) Lead Schools are members of a national network that use innovative approaches to drive individual and whole school improvement through leadership, coaching and volunteering.

•Collectively, the LCV network works closely with Youth Sport Trust to demonstrate the value and impact of leadership, coaching and volunteering within whole school and/or community contexts and ensures that these opportunities for young people remain inclusive.

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‘ It’s great to have Abbeyfield as the new LCV school for Wiltshire. They have consistently, over many years, provided opportunities for students to develop their leadership abilities to allow their own younger students, local primary children and other organizations within the Mid Wiltshire area to benefit from regular physical activity.  Abbeyfield continually lead the way with innovative programmes, the range of sports available and the inclusive nature of what they offer. I’m sure all the schools in Wiltshire will now benefit’.

Alma Borthwick Active Partner

Wiltshire and Swindon School Sport

It is widely acknowledged that the school leadership programme helps to build character and confidence and will ultimately have a positive effect academically. The LCV school plays a very important role in driving forward leadership, coaching and volunteering across the county, by offering training and deployment opportunities, and support for schools to provide suitable pathways for all young people.

I work closely with the LCV school through the School Games Programme to provide leadership opportunities for 300 young people each year. Abbeyfield School have regularly been my go to school as I can always rely on Jessica to provide high calibre leaders with the skills to be flexible and adapt to whatever role needs to be filled, often at short notice. As well as officiating this has included diverse roles such as being the SG mascot and being interviewed live by BBC radio at the showcase summer event.

With the strong commitment to leadership, Abbeyfield is in a great place to lead by example and inspire other schools who may not have developed their leadership programme to the same degree.

Paul Wickens School Games Organsier Mid Wiltshire

An LCV school plays a key role across the County in creating pathways and opportunities for leaders, coaches and volunteers for all ages and abilities.

Abbeyfield would is a great choice as it has a long history of providing top quality leaders for local Chippenham partnership primary school events through to the County School Games events. 

The opportunity to collaborate with different colleagues through the network benefits the schools and those pupils involved in these programmes.

This is an exciting opportunities and one Abbeyfield would do very well.

Selwyn Widger

School Games Organiser