Barclays Girls Football Association School Partner for 21/22
St Lukes has been selected to be a Barclays Girls Football Association School Partner for 21/22 academic year. The school was invited to put an application into the Youth Sport Trust (YST) to become a partner school and was informed of its success last week.
The Football Association supported by Barclays and the Youth Sport Trust have recruited a network of education-based partnerships with schools throughout England. Known as FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships – supported by Barclays, they are strategic partnerships with families of schools that are committed to the growth and development of girls’ football.
The role of St Lukes is to build with the local community of schools and providers, opportunities for girls to play football, during the curriculum, in social times, extracurricular and outside of school. Through these outcomes set by the YST, Football Association and Barclays, we will build to the collective vision of every girl having equal access to football by 2024.
Mr Gillard, who put the application on behalf of St Lukes, said “this is a great opportunity for all the schools across Exeter and Mid Devon to be a part of a growing movement which means every girl in the wider school community will have access to playing football. This is such a powerful tool for teaching staff to use to strengthen the links between being active, living a healthy lifestyle and academic achievement. I am really looking forward to getting started!”
For any more information about how to get involved in the programme, please contact Mr Gillard on firstname.lastname@example.org
St Lukes Students go national!
Some of our students have taken part in an online video assembly for the Church of England. Check it ot on the right!
Exciting Accolade for our Chair of Governors Elect!
Mr Slater has been awarded a St Boniface award for 2021 by the Diocese of Exeter.
Mr Slater has delivered mental health first aid training across the diocese since 2020. He significantly reduced the cost of his training to allow as many people as possible to take part. He was previously a principal of secondary academies for excluded children. Mr Slater has helped craft the diocese’s guidance about how to engage with people with mental health challenges. He is also now co-chairing a new support group for clergy partners and families. Chris Keppie, Diocese of Exeter Church and Society Officer, said “Ben’s generosity, both financial and of time and energy, are outstanding. His heart for practical and informed application of loving service of our most vulnerable neighbours, in God’s name, is very apparent and inspiring.”
Congratulations from the whole of our school community!