Topic 1.1.2 : Opportunities for getting involved in sport Can you name the 4 levels that are missing from this picture and explain them? EXCELLENCE PERFORMANCE PARTICIPATION FOUNDATION Government Initiatives PE School and Club Links (PESSCL) 3. The organisation Sport England 4. The Youth Sport Trust TOP link 5. Active Kids programme 1. 2. Get into a group of 4/5. You will be assigned 1 initiative per group. In your group you will need to brainstorm the key points on the paper provided using no more than 20 words. One of your group will then act as spokesperson for your group and will explain the initiative to members of other groups. The remainder of the group members will go out into the marketplace and get information on each initiative from other groups. Each member who has collected information will then feedback to the group to help them make notes. • This is responsible for the initiatives that have an impact upon sporting participation and achievement in state schools • State education is directed centrally by the Government and every state school in the country must follow the same National Curriculum • All teachers are trained using the same ‘Q standards’ to ensure that the National Curriculum is taught consistently across the country • Every child has the right to free education in school from the National Curriculum • All children learn the same content and are examined consistently across the country • The National Curriculum has been compulsory in all state schools since 1989 • There are 4 key stages: KEY STAGE 1 (5–7 YEARS) KEY STAGE 2 (7–11 YEARS) KEY STAGE 3 (11–14 YEARS) KEY STAGE 4 (14–16 YEARS) Specific requirements for each Key Stage are different although similar themes throughout are: • Competence (body and mind skillfulness) • Performance (applying competence) • Creativity (problem solving, techniques and tactics) • Healthy, active lifestyles (physical activity for health) The study of PE should include activities that cover at least four of the following: • Outwitting opponents – Games activities • Accurate replication – Focuses on actions, phrases and sequences • Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions – Examines choreography and expression • Performing at maximum levels – Focus on speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy • Identifying and solving problems – Overcomes challenges of an adventurous nature • Exercising safely and effectively – To improve health and well-being, as in fitness and health activities The current minimum requirement for PE per week is: • KS3 pupils should have at least 2 hours of PE • KS4 pupils should have at least 1 hour of PE • KS5 pupils are not required to do any sport The new national strategy (2008–2011) states that all children should be entitled to a minimum of 5 hours of ‘high quality PE’ All children aged 5-19 will be offered opportunities to participate in a further 3 hours per week of sporting activities provided through schools, FE colleges, clubs and community providers PE, School Sport and Club Links • Recent initiatives revolve largely around PESSCL • Launched in 2002 • The key aim is to increase participation for all between the ages 5–16 MORE HIGH QUALITY ACTIVITY FOR MORE CHILDREN MORE OFTEN PESSCL Strategy had 7 key areas of work all complementing the whole strategy: • Specialist Sports Colleges • School Sport Partnerships • Gifted and Talented • Sporting Playgrounds • Step into Sport • Professional Development • School/Club Links • Swimming To examine the effectiveness of the PESSCL initiatives, every school in the country must complete a PESSCL survey and collect data on sports participation The results show that participation has grown every year Currently (2010) 85% of young people aged 5 16 have access to 2 hours per week of high quality PE and School Sport Sport England Objectives… Start: increase participation in sport in order to improve the health of the nation, with a focus on priority groups Stay: retain people in sport through an effective network of clubs, sports facilities, coaches, volunteers and competitive opportunities Succeed: create opportunities for talented performers to achieve success There are 4 types of attitude to sport: Couch potato Negative attitude, hard to reach START Need to change attitude and raise awareness on healthy active lifestyles Mild enthusiasts Keen but could do more STAY Need to increase access and reduce drop out On the subs’ bench Could be persuaded if sport was made to be attractive START Need to give incentives and make sport accessible Sporty types Keen to stay SUCCEED Need to provide pathways to elite sport and push to keep athletes motivated The Youth Sport Trust is a registered charity, established in 1994 Aims include: • To enhance the quality of their PE and sporting opportunities • To increase young people’s participation and enjoyment of PE and school sport • To give young people the chance to experience and enjoy different types of activity • To ensure young people receive the best teaching, coaching and resources possible • We want to help our young people to live healthy and active lives How we achieve our aims • Through educational sporting programmes which are delivered through schools, partners, trusts, foundations and government departments • Support specialist school colleges. They also raise the standards of teaching and learning in PE and school sport, and across the curriculum • The YST have introduced a range of TOP schemes designed to improve sport in the UK • TOP programmes give young people of all ages and abilities the chance to make the most of the opportunities that PE and sport can bring • They encourage all young people, including those with disabilities, teenage girls and gifted and talented athletes opportunities to thrive • It also provides resources, training and ongoing support to teachers and coaches TOP Play TOP Link TOP Play offers 4–9 year olds the chance to develop their core physical and movement skills. TOP Link encourages 14–16 secondary school students to organise and manage sport or dance festivals in local primary schools. Sainsbury’s TOP Activity An exciting programme, offering alternative out-ofschool hours activities to 7 to 11 year olds, comprised of training, resources and equipment. TOP Sportsability This focuses on the integration of disabled and non-disabled young people (all ages) through a variety of sporting challenges. Run by the Youth Sports Trust and Sainsbury's Aims to give young people the chance to try new, fun activities, learn life skills and get excited about having a healthy lifestyle One Active Kids voucher is earned per £10 spent To encourage healthy eating there are bonus vouchers for fresh fruit, vegetables and salad Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers can then be donated to any UK school, Scout or Guide group participating in the scheme and redeemed for almost 1,000 different pieces of exciting sports equipment Vouchers can also be redeemed for over 50 different types of cooking equipment including bread-makers, steamers and woks Partnerships have also been formed with the Rugby Football Union, Premier Rugby, English Basketball and English Netball, so pupils can go and watch matches as a way to get inspired to do more sport Schools also have the option to collect their vouchers for ‘partner schools’ in developing countries, and those in less privileged areas of the UK, to donate specially selected packages of sports equipment through the Sainsbury’s ‘Active Kids Fund’ Sainsbury’s has donated £52million worth of sports equipment and experiences to over 31,000 UK schools and nurseries since the launch of Active Kids in 2005 Tasks 23, 24 and 25 Revise for test next lesson. Use task 26 to see what your need to revise from this unit.