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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

SGS Active

SGS Active

SGS Active main aim is to get as many SGS College students involved in Sport as possible. Here at SGS College we believe in the benefits of being involved in Sport especially for our students Physical, Mental, Emotional and Social wellbeing. Here at SGS we have a specialist team who run a series of programmes for us.

SGS Active for All

The SGS Active for All provides all learners with a free opportunity to get active and be healthy on a regular basis. Some of the activities include;

  • 6x1hr weekly health, physical activity and wellbeing sessions.
  • Fit4Work - Industry specific physical activity programmes.
  • Inter-department sport competitions.
  • Energiser videos for teachers to use in classrooms.
  • ‘Active Classrooms’ training.

SGS Mind Movers

The SGS Mind Movers programme is a targeted project aiming to improve the mental wellbeing of learners through physical activity. This collaborative project between SGS Active and SGS Wellbeing provides a number of opportunities including;

  • Online mental health intervention using physical activity.
  • Collaborative project with SGS Wellbeing Department.
  • Weekly exercise sessions and wellbeing check-ins.
  • Aiming to build confidence, resilience and self-esteem.

Inclusion Hubs

In September 2020 SGS College was recognised as an AoC Sport Inclusion Hub. As part of this commitment SGS College gives learners with disabilities equal access to opportunities to be physically active and lead healthy lifestyles.

  • Providing opportunities for disabled and SEN learners to participate in physical activity on a regular basis.
  • PAN-Disability Football Team competing in AOC Leagues.
  • Upskilling inclusive learner ambassadors to help create an active culture in Prep for Work and Life.

Turn Up and Get Moving

The Turn up and Get Moving sessions are a fantastic opportunity for students to use their free time to get involved in some physical activity! The sessions allows learners to informally participate in physical activity up to 4x a week.

  • 4x weekly exercise classes on TEAMS for all learners – HIIT, Pilates and Whole-Body Toning.
  • Recreational lunch time sessions at Filton, WISE and Stroud campuses.
  • AOC Strava Challenges.

This SGS Girl Can

The SGS Girl Can is designed to get as many female students at SGS College active as possible. The main aim of this programme is to develop an online active community for females to be a part of during their time SGS.

  • Online physical activity and wellbeing community made up of learners who identify as female.
  • Access to live online workouts, discussion groups, advice and workshops.

Talented Athlete Support Scheme (TASS)

The Talented Athlete Support Scheme (TASS) provides learner-athletes at the top of their playing pathways with the required support to excel in both their sport and academics.

  • 51 Dual Career Athletes – Divided into two tiers based upon competition level
  • Focus on academic progression routes alongside sports performance
  • Welcome evening ran early December
  • Academic flexibility
  • Bespoke workshops and events – Alumni career pathways, motivation/goal setting, time management, nutrition, resilience and dealing with adversity, readiness to transition

More Info

For more information on any of these projects, please contact [email protected].

Meet the SGS Active Team!

Megan Knowelden


Sport Development Officer
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Megan Knowelden

Sport Development Officer

Megan is our Sport Development Officer here at Bristol.

Megan leads on all of our SGS Active sessions at our Filton and WISE campuses aiming to get as many people involved in Sport.

Emma Tustin


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Emma Tustin


Coming Soon

Ali Chodkiewicz


Sports Development Coordinator
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Ali Chodkiewicz

Sports Development Coordinator

Former SGS College (Filton College) and Netball Academy learner between 2006-2008, studying alevels before moving onto UWIC to studied a degree in Sport Development.

I have been employed by SGS College since 2005 working across Learner Services and Student Union before starting work within the Sports academy in 2009, as the assistant Netball Coach alongside the then Head Coach Sasha Corbin.

After graduating, became Head Coach of the Netball Academy and launched the affiliated junior netball club Bristol Academy Netball Club in 2011.

As a level 2 coach, I have coached within the England Netball Performance Pathway within Avon County and was part of the TeamBath Coach apprentice scheme in 2014.

I was part of the Sport England Active College's programme with my role changing to College Sport Maker in 2012, encouraging inactive college learners to become active and launching the SGS Active project which won an award for "Outstanding contribution to Physical Activity" in 2015.

Covid Update