Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering Lead School Newsletter

May 2022


Welcome to the May Newsletter.  

May is a very exciting month for YST, as we see the launch our new YST strategy! Our new strategy will take us all the way to 2035 and our lead schools will have a crucial role to play. You’ll find a short video providing the headline strategy information here or take a look on our website to be able to download the full document.

We know many of you were able to join us at our Conference in February so will be familiar with much of what you see here, but with the full strategy now released we would of course welcome your views and reflections so please do share these with us.


Lead School Networking Event –  Wednesday 15 June

Please ensure that you book to attend the lead school networking event. During the LCV session, you will receive important information about direction of travel in the next academic year. If you are unable to attend, please consider asking a representative to book on and attend on your behalf.

National School Sports Week (NSSW)

National School Sports Week is taking place from 20-26 June 2022. We strongly encourage all LCV Lead Schools to sign up and become involved if you are not already. Please also share and encourage the schools you are working with to connect to the opportunity.

We are keen to map activity that is taking place through our lead networks to help us with our comms activity across the week. If you are taking part, we please ask you to email the below details to Martin ([email protected]) as soon as possible:

  • School name
  • School lead contact
  • County
  • Date
  • Time
  • NSSW activity


Insight Community - Date for the Diary

To conclude the end of the Insight Community project, we will be running one final community session taking place from 5–6 July.

You will receive the reminder email the day before as you did previously. Please ensure you have this date in your diary and that you commit to taking part to end what has been a fantastic engagement and response through this academic year.  

Termly Data Collection – Dates for the Diary      

Our final termly data collection opportunity will be arriving from the 20 June–15 July - please ensure you have this date in the diary. It is important that you provide us with the data from your programmes. We do understand that the window is open for some time and you receive a number of reminders. If you like to leave it until the last week to capture activities still taking place, please reply to the first chance to confirm you’ve received and will action. We will then take you off the chaser list. 


Sport England confirms long-term 'system partner' funding for the Youth Sport Trust - Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is amongst a group of over 120 organisations working in partnership with Sport England to level up access to sport and physical activity across the country.

Playground overhaul needed so disabled children can join the fun, charity says - BBC

Due to poor design, disabled children often feel excluded from their local playgrounds. The charity Scope has initiated a campaign for playgrounds to be improved to ensure they meet the needs of disabled children.

£7m for more mental health lead training in schools - TES

Funding will allow 'up to 8,000' more schools and colleges to train senior leaders in mental health approaches, says DfE.

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