About

Who we are

inspire+ are a Grantham based Sport Charity, who serve Schools in South Kesteven and wider Lincolnshire.

inspire+ was started in September 2011, by Vincent Brittain. Before this Vincent was the Partnership Development Manager for the South West Lincs School Sport Partnership. It was at this time that the Government decided to cut funding for School Sport Partnerships and because of this, the partnerships chair of Young Ambassadors Debbie Foote, led a national petition to keep funding for school sport. As a result of the young people’s petition some money was retained but only for school competition, this would mean that the School Sport Partnership would still end. To carry on the sporting work in South Kesteven, Vincent secured backing from a local company and inspire+ was born! inspire+ Team

For the first year it was solely run by Vincent, in its second year 3 part-time staff were taken on and now to the present day with the charity hosting 12 members of staff and over 15 self-employed coaches.

inspire+ is a totally unique charity, who receive no Government funding and are recognised nationally as delivering the most comprehensive package to Primary Schools.

inspire+ aims to improve the lives for Young People through sport and healthy active lifestyles. We serve secondary schools through providing leadership training and opportunities for students who want to gain experience, skills & knowledge of sports coaching and also the organisation and running of sporting events. Through this programme we have had 3 students go on to sit on the National Young Ambassador Steering Group and receive National awards for their volunteering work.

Who we are

inspire+ are a Grantham based Sport Charity, who serve Schools in South Kesteven and wider Lincolnshire.

inspire+ was started in September 2011, by Vincent Brittain. Before this Vincent was the Partnership Development Manager for the South West Lincs School Sport Partnership. It was at this time that the Government decided to cut funding for School Sport Partnerships and because of this, the partnerships chair of Young Ambassadors Debbie Foote, led a national petition to keep funding for school sport. As a result of the young people’s petition some money was retained but only for school competition, this would mean that the School Sport Partnership would still end. To carry on the sporting work in South Kesteven, Vincent secured backing from a local company and inspire+ was born! inspire+ Team

For the first year it was solely run by Vincent, in its second year 3 part-time staff were taken on and now to the present day with the charity hosting 12 members of staff and over 15 self-employed coaches.

inspire+ is a totally unique charity, who receive no Government funding and are recognised nationally as delivering the most comprehensive package to Primary Schools.

inspire+ aims to improve the lives for Young People through sport and healthy active lifestyles. We serve secondary schools through providing leadership training and opportunities for students who want to gain experience, skills & knowledge of sports coaching and also the organisation and running of sporting events. Through this programme we have had 3 students go on to sit on the National Young Ambassador Steering Group and receive National awards for their volunteering work.

Our main service is to Primary schools, for which we provide a comprehensive package including specialist sports coaching, teacher training, programmes for Gifted & Talented pupils and a mentoring programme to help those pupils who like sport but suffer with low confidence. We have five Ambassadors who make visits and regular communications to our schools and work with the children; these are Paralympian Sam Ruddock, Adventurer Sarah Outen MBE, 401 Marathon Runner Ben Smith, Paralympic Silver Medallist Jonathan Broom-Edwards and Olympic Swimmer Sophie Allen. Each academic year concludes in over 1000 primary school children taking part in their own Mini Olympics at the Grantham Meres Athletics Stadium, which is organised by the charities secondary school volunteers; the Young Ambassador Steering Group. We also hold Sports camps during school holidays to provide sporting provisions for youngsters to keep them active and engaged in new sports.

The charity has created a county wide resource called the Legacy Challenge which engages children and families to lead more active and healthier lifestyles. This National Award Winning product is backed by Lincolnshire County Council and therefore a free resource to Primary Schools across Lincolnshire with a KS1 and KS2 resource.

inspire+ was established in 2011 and rely on generating its own funding through school memberships, grants & awards, sponsorship and fund-raising opportunities. Every penny raised will be given back into our schools, through the continuation of our services and initiatives to benefit the lives of young people throughout South Kesteven. inspire+ aims to follow its sporting values of courage, determination and achieve in all its programmes to achieve its aim of working together for young people.

Our main service is to Primary schools, for which we provide a comprehensive package including specialist sports coaching, teacher training, programmes for Gifted & Talented pupils and a mentoring programme to help those pupils who like sport but suffer with low confidence. We have five Ambassadors who make visits and regular communications to our schools and work with the children; these are Paralympian Sam Ruddock, Adventurer Sarah Outen MBE, 401 Marathon Runner Ben Smith, Paralympic Silver Medallist Jonathan Broom-Edwards and Olympic Swimmer Sophie Allen. Each academic year concludes in over 1000 primary school children taking part in their own Mini Olympics at the Grantham Meres Athletics Stadium, which is organised by the charities secondary school volunteers; the Young Ambassador Steering Group. We also hold Sports camps during school holidays to provide sporting provisions for youngsters to keep them active and engaged in new sports.

The charity has created a county wide resource called the Legacy Challenge which engages children and families to lead more active and healthier lifestyles. This National Award Winning product is backed by Lincolnshire County Council and therefore a free resource to Primary Schools across Lincolnshire with a KS1 and KS2 resource.

inspire+ was established in 2011 and rely on generating its own funding through school memberships, grants & awards, sponsorship and fund-raising opportunities. Every penny raised will be given back into our schools, through the continuation of our services and initiatives to benefit the lives of young people throughout South Kesteven. inspire+ aims to follow its sporting values of courage, determination and achieve in all its programmes to achieve its aim of working together for young people.

Our Impact

We are very proud of the impact we have year on year in schools and on young people. Our initiatives are recognised nationally as good practice and our Legacy Challenge resource has become a national initiative.

Please refer to the individual programme pages to find out more specific impact for each programme, or alternatively please click on the annual impact reports below to see our impact in more detail.

Our Partners

Inspire+ would like to thank the following organisations for their continued support:

Our Testimonials

Leaders’ determination to ensure that all pupils are involved in sporting activity is a special feature of the school. Work with a sporting charity has further enabled pupils to take part in team and individual sporting opportunities at local, regional and national level. Leaders believe that through these many activities all pupils learn how to be part of a team, how to work together, how to win and how to lose and importantly, how to deal equably with such experiences. There is no doubt that sport enriches the education of the pupils in this school.

I just wanted to say thank you for the sports camps provided this half term which have been very professionally run and the staff and helpers are all very friendly and lovely. As he is 10 it gets harder to find childcare for Jack that ins’t aimed at younger children or is boring. He’s had a fantastic time every day that he’s been and has been tired at the end which is a great bonus so you have obviously got it absolutely spot on. Thanks!

We think it is brilliant having an apprentice. We have 11 classes and he supports in most of their PE lessons, which enables pupils to get more direct support for learning new skills. We can keep pupils more active as, through his Playground Leader training, our apprentice organises games and activities throughout playtimes and lunch as well as supporting after school activities and sports. There are very few male role models in a primary school environment so our apprentice is someone that all children, but especially the boys, look up to.

Wow what can I say! After years of Lily suffering with severe anxiety and having to cancel two trips to PGL among numerous things involving Lily being apart from us it’s like I have a different confident happy little girl. This is down to you all for making Lily’s stay so amazing and giving her the confidence to overcome a masive barrier that has stopped her from doing so many things. Thank you all so much!

Our Latest News

Reach for the Stars – UPDATE!

Week 6, Term 1. The pupils are loving the atmosphere we have created here at Uffington Primary School. We have over a quarter of the school access the provision either in the morning, after school or both. We have theme-based activities planned throughout the week:...

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Double celebration for inspire+ and England Athletics

England Athletics is delighted to announce that inspire+ has become the first provider to sign up for our funetics movement to help inspire primary school children to take part in fun athletics to get more active. It’s a double celebration, as we celebrate the success...

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Become an inspire+ member

Interested in becoming one of our member schools? Call now on 01476 578 137 or click to...

Inspired Testimony

 

The additional sports funding for primary schools is spent extremely effectively to inspire pupils and ensure their sports skills and enthusiasm secured.

 

Click to read more of the fantastic testimonials and comments we have received from schools, parents, pupils and Ofsted...

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