Sports Leadership


Moorside High School offers students the opportunity to achieve Sports Leadership Awards in PE. Students in year 7 and 8 take the Young Sports Leaders award, Year 9 students a Level 1 qualification in sports leadership and years 10 and 11 can take sport specific national governing body awards.  

Each programme consists of a practical, non-exam course during which assessments are made upon the candidates' abilities to demonstrate their leadership skills in their chosen activity over a certain period of time.  Throughout the course, candidates will be given the opportunity to develop their skills in organisation and communication by planning and leading a sporting activity within the community, which in turn allows them to gain confidence.

Sports leaders are regularly deployed to host family of schools events which have included a Paralympic festival, swimming, multi-sports, BMX and football.  Moorside leaders also officiate at cluster and district competitions including football and cricket.

Moorside High School has a pathway of sports leadership throughout the year groups, interform sports captains, school sports committee and sports ambassadors. The sports ambassadors have attended sports leaders conferences and have also been selected to volunteer at major County sports events working as sports journalists for the day. 

Sports Leaders website : 

Young Ambassadors :



TUESDAY, 22 MAY 2018

This evening, Mrs Harp and our sports leaders hosted a Year 3 & 4 primary feeder schools and beyond cross country competition on our school fields.

It was a brilliant event especially with the amazing weather.  As always, it’s great to see so many students compete and parents spectating.  It's a real buzz to see the school hosting events like this, where people get a chance to see what we have to offer. 
Year 5&6 competition tomorrow. 

Mr Tatton (Head of Department)



The following students took part in a county-wide event last week, as sports leaders. They were a among a group of students that ran a multi skills / change 4 life sports festival for over 300 pupils with SEND at Keele University.

We choose these pupils because they are shy and perhaps not very confident but through this and with the training they did beforehand, they were able to lead a group of children on their own and work with other leaders from different schools. They did a great job and I hope this experience will help them back at school. 

Taylor Haddon
Chris Smith
Reece Quick
Liam Pritchard
Amelia Harnett
Jemma Adams


Sportshall Athletics COMPETITIONS


Over the last six weeks, a group of Year 10 girls have been learning all about leadership in sport with Miss Harp, they finally put their skills to good use this week by helping to organise and run two sports hall athletics competitions for children aged 9-14.

The events took place at Fenton Manor and each had an attendance of over 100 pupils; the competitions consisted of track and field events in which the Moorside High School sports leaders officiated and kept score.

Our students were highly commended by members of staff from other schools and we are very proud of their attitude and effort in their sports leadership. Well done to all of the girls.


Students involved were: 

  • Harriet Pearson
  • Millie Fricker
  • Meg McCleary
  • Hayley McMurdo
  • Georgia Fawkes
  • Tamzin Worthen
  • Kingsley Ball
  • Amy Mountford
  • Amy Bickerton
  • Carla Willshaw
  • Becky Howell
  • Amelia Fryer
  • Sarah Dudley
  • Sophie Jones
  • Seren Unlu
  • Louisa Chadwick
  • Suzanna Bullock

Miss Goodfellow (PE Teacher)


The Year 8 boys ran a Boccia Festival today (paralympic sport).  They were really helpful and supportive with the year 3 pupils that came along and were able to organise themselves throughout the event. 

Particular praise goes to Nathan Johnson, Thomas Goodall and Kieran Morris who wrote an article about it and blogged it on our sports page (link below).


Year 1 Olympic festival (10 JUNE 2016) 

by Mia Plant and Sammie Rubery

At Moorside High School on June 10th we held a mini sports day. Year 7’s were the leaders and Werrington Primary were the competitors. The leaders set up 7 stations for the year 1 children to enjoy including speed bounce, penalty shootout and hockey.

The whole year enjoyed it, a Werrington teacher said “they are very excited” and Millie a pupil at the school said “I’m very excited and ready for the day!”

After the event we spoke to both the children and the leaders. Grace and Charlie from Werrington both said that they really enjoyed the sports, especially the shoot out and they had learnt how to play hockey. Jacob also said he really enjoyed the speed bounce as he came first. Two leaders and I’m sure many more said that they enjoyed teaching the children and Keira said “it was amazingly amazing!”

Overall Moorside and Werrington loved the Olympic festival.