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Due to current restrictions on physical distancing we have suspended delivery of our regular programme until we receive further guidance from government / DfE and Youth Sports Trust. This will include,  Sports Crew & PhysiFUN Champions Training as well as My First Steps and the Gifted & Talented leadership academy.

In order to support the development of your pupils and to help provide intra school opportunities please see details of our new virtual Sports Organiser Squad training, available from the end of October 2020. 

You can also access the PhysiFUN at Home videos and PhysiFUN at Home cards which have been adapted so that the games can be delivered at home with minimal space or equipment. 

Do you have any exceptional Year 6 sports leaders?

Do you have any exceptional Year 6 sports leaders?

Active Surrey are looking for 80 of the county’s best primary school leaders to enter the Gifted & Talented Leadership Academy programme. It offers capable and confident young people bespoke training that takes them beyond what they'd normally expect to develop in the other schemes we offer for those with leadership potential and gives them the opportunity to practice their new skills. 

Find out more about the Gifted & Talented progamme and hear from some of those who've previously been accepted onto the programme in the video below.


Term and Duration



Real Leaders 

A showcase for the real leaders approach, a flexible and sustainable programme enabling every child to have the opportunity to develop the leadership fundamentals to be a leader. 

The sessions will be fun and experiential covering the following outcomes for children: 

  • All will be able to explore and explain what the leadership fundamentals are 
  • Many will identity and demonstrate their leadership strengths 
  • Some will identify and explain areas for improvements

For more information on the full real leaders programme.


Championing PE & School Sport: raising the profile and engaging my peers 

Leaders will take part in three sessions, delivered by Active Schools Team including: 

  • Fact Finding 
  • Presentations & Public Speaking 
  • Marketing and Promotion

Deployment Opportunities

  • Delivering assemblies / presentations
  • Plan & organise intra school competitions
  • 1:1 mentoring of other leaders within your school
  • Lead and deliver part of the Surrey School Games Summer Festival 2021
  • Ambassador role within your school
  • Surrey School Games Summer Festival VIP tour hosting
  • Design a personal best challenge

Active Schools Ambassadors

Gifted & Talented leaders will have the opportunity to self-nominate, supported by their teacher. Leaders will advocate and drive the importance of PE, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA) within their school, neighbouring schools and across the county. This programme is by invitation only.


  1. Support the delivery of primary school assemblies on ‘the importance of an active school’
  2. Mentoring young leaders at the Surrey School Games Summer Festival in July 2021
  3. Act as ‘young hosts’ at teacher training events
  4. Support the delivery of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games in June 2021

Active Schools Ambassadors programme is FREE

How to apply

To apply for the Gifted & Talented Leadership Academy, fill in this form and email complete form to Lee Bessent.