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New TrustEd Sports Partnership

We are pleased to announce that the South-east Shropshire sports partnership will be joining us next year.

At present they run very successfully from Idsall School. They are moving as an organisation to run from the TrustEd Schools’ Partnership, based here at Oldbury Wells School in Bridgnorth from September, with Idsall School remaining a vital partner school. 

“We are very excited to have this wonderful organisation join us in September,” said Sarah Godden, CEO of the Trusted Schools’ group.  “Our local schools have all benefited from the partnership over the years, and it is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that the service will be joining us.  I have worked with Chris Jew and his team for many years, and have more recently seen for myself the benefits of the service in our Schools.”

“We are so pleased to have 28 schools signed up to work with the partnership next year, with four secondaries and twenty-four primary schools!” said Chris Jew, who leads the service.  “The service next year will build on how we have worked historically and will be called the TrustEd Sports Partnership.”

The service will still be using a dedicated team of experienced PE teachers from each of the four secondary schools, to do the work with the twenty-four primary schools.  These secondary schools include Idsall School, which will be a highly valued school in the partnership, with strong experience and expertise in community Sports.  The other schools are Oldbury Wells School, Bridgnorth Endowed School and William Brookes School.   

This service already provides a great range of sporting activities for pupils.  They also lead staff training in the primary schools and run a Sports’ Leader programme with older pupils.  This summer they are running several summer schools for primary aged pupils, alongside ourselves.   

“We are really looking forward to working with the TrustEd Sports Partnership next academic year.  They have done tremendous work with us historically and we are so pleased they will be building up their work with our school into the future,” said Rebecca Lee, Headteacher of Castlefields School. 

Lee Tristham said, “The new service will be great for our pupils I am sure, and indeed pupils across all of the schools locally.  I am particularly pleased they will be re-establishing the work they do in helping older pupils become Junior Sports Leaders, which was put on hold because of Covid.  At Oldbury Wells we look forward to being able to host sports events again, for primary schools which are coordinated by the Sports’ Partnership.”