Sports Leaders training autumn term:
In order to develop our sports leaders programme further, this year we have worked closely with Blyth Valley coaches from Active Northumberland to devise a training scheme for our leaders to develop their skills. This has involved coaches coming in to teach our leaders how to plan, structure and safely deliver a high quality sessions to a range of different age groups. Our chosen children are now showing clear signs of developing into confident young leaders who can independently design and deliver high quality sports activities.
Once children reach Year 5, they have the chance to become a Sports Leader.
Sports Leaders run lunch time games for children in the school.
Our Sports Leader programme aims to:
- Make sure everybody is involved in games
- Develop leadership and responsibility skills
- Ensure playtimes are enjoyable and fun for everyone
- Promote good sporting behaviour
- Help organise PE and sport in school
We currently have 15 Sports Leaders. Children have to apply to Mr Clark to become a Sports Leader. Sports Leaders work in groups and each group organises playground games three days a week.
The Sports Leaders have a weekly meeting with Mr Clark where they discuss how their games are going and how they can improve them. In addition the pupils are part of a leadership training scheme where they receive leadership training throughout the year from a range of community coaches.
Sports leader training with Newcastle United Foundation
Sports Leaders reward scheme 17/18:
This year we are working with the Newcastle United Foundation to put on a rewards scheme as an incentive for our leaders to continue their good work in delivering activities to each year group at lunch times. We have been given the opportunity to take 8 of our leaders to a Newcastle United match in December and another 8 leaders will go to a match in the spring. The leaders have this reward in their sights and are extremely motivated to earn a chance to see Newcastle United play live!