Our vision as an organisation is to enable children and young people to access high quality sport and physical activity in their community. The only way for us to achieve this is to support schools to deliver high quality physical education, physical activity and school sport so young people develop a lifelong love for being active.
High quality Competition through the School Games and our extended competition calendar
High quality Sports Leadership & volunteering programmes through our leadership pathway
High quality Physical Education & Physical Activity through our tailored school support packages
The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people. The School Games consists four levels of competition: Intra-School Competition (Level 1), Local Inter-School Competition (Level 2), County Final (Level 3), School Games National Finals (Level 4).
Visit www.yourschoolgames.org for more information on the initiative and www.sportbirmingham.org for information on the Level 3 Games
Kingsbury School Sports Partnership is contracted by Erdington Academy to deliver the School Games initiative. Our key responsibilities are to deliver Level 2 competitions and support schools to deliver level 1 competition, sports leadership and change4life (click here for the SGO task list)
The School Games is only accessible for children in Yr 3 and above which means that KS 1 pupils miss out competitive sport through this scheme. KSSP believes that children in KS1 should experience some competitive sport opportunities so we have developed an extended competition calendar for our partner schools within our membership package. The extended offer also includes additional competitions for Yr 3&4 and Yr 5&6 which are not included in the School Games pathway.
Sports Leadership can help young people develop valuable personal skills, such as communication, organisation, responsibility that will aid their success in later life. We aim to give young people leadership skills for life through our sports leadership pathway, which starts as soon as they start school.
For young people to develop a love for being physically active they must experience a high quality enjoyable experience at school. This has often proved difficult within the primary education sector due to the lack of training the teachers receive in their initial teacher training. KSSP believe that primary teachers are still best placed to deliver high quality PE they just need to be taught the necessary skills and knowledge, so they have the confidence and competence to deliver high quality lessons. We provide various Physical Education CPD opportunities to schools through our membership package and CPD package which have been proven to impact on the quality of Physical Education within primary schools.
We also provide various training and resources to enable schools to improve their physical activity offer – such as lunchtime supervisor training, playleader training, wet break activities, wake & shake and Fit in 30, all of which support the national 60 active minute initiative which schools will be expected to report on