November 2013, Issue 1

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Creating sustainability with Sport Premium funding

The sporting landscape has changed a year on from 2012. Where will it lie in 2014?

The government is adding £150 million a year to schools' budgets for 2013-14 and 2014-15 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Allocated by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport to primary school head teachers, this funding is ring-fenced and so can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

The outcomes schools muct achieve with this investment is clear and the impact of this will be assessed by Ofsted. As a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting best practice in the coaching of sport, physical activity and health in schools and the community, Compass is well placed to help schools maximise their investments and create sustainable impact for primary schools.

Our main mission is to professionalise the industry with fit for purpose, professional qualifications as well as being influential in the formation of the new professional register. But we want to go further than that for our members...

The report on our launch at the House of Commons, also published here, shows how health and fitness among pupils is a key concern in parliament and COMPASS already has the backing of influential public figures.

We would also like to thank our membership and their staff for their terrific work in professionalising an unregulated industry sector. Building sustainable partnerships and strong sound advocacy, while delivering value and quality, is at the heart of what we do.

Martin Gallagher, CEO

New Qualifications

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF) has been developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE), 1st 4 Sport Qualifications and ActiveIQ.


CAPRE Register

We believe that delivering sport and physical activity to young people is a unique skill that deserves to be recognised. The Register of Children’s Activity Professionals (Capre) has been developed to regulate this industry and ensure that those delivering sport and physical activity have the appropriate skills and industry approved qualifications.


Appointment of Andy Reed

We are delighted that Andy Reed, former MP for Lougborough and now MD of Saje Impact will be supporting Compass with its Political Strategy and engagement.


Networking Events

Compass launched its series of Networking and Workshop Events back in June to provide its members with added value and information relevant to their particular sector.


Launch at House of Commons

Compass points the way to safer, superior sport in schools:
"You wouldn't have people teach your kids Biology and Geography who weren't qualified, so why would you have unqualified coaches teaching sport to your kids?"


Member benefits

Compass will support all Members by providing each company with:

  • General Benefits
  • Accredited Risk Management Systems
  • Specialist Insurance Services
  • Legal and Business Advice

Visit our website for a full breakdown member benefits.

Become a member

Applying for membership is easy; simply complete the application form here.

If successful you will receive your membership agreement and welcome pack with interaction for competing your online assessment.

What does it cost?

At Compass we realise the importance of making our support services available to everyone working within the child sports and activity industry. With this in mind we have based the cost of membership on your turnover and circumstance.

For full pricing please visit our website.

Disclosure & Barring Service

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged into the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. For more information, click here

Keep up to date with Compass

Keeping up to date with the latest news has never been easier. As well as our website you can follow us on Twitter

We'll also be unveiling our new LinkedIn and Facebook pages over the coming months.

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