Improving the quality and quantity of after-school sport and inter-school competition, as well as raise standards and opportunities for pupils to try more diverse sporting activities
Your School Sport Co-ordinator (SSCO) is Mr Allen. He works within the PE Department and promotes PE and school sport across all the feeder primary schools, such as Bleakhill, Brook Lodge, Rainford Cof E, Chapel End, St Aidans and Eccleston mere as well as within our school too.
The aims of the SSCO programme are to improve the quality and quantity of after-school sport and inter-school competition, as well as raise standards and opportunities for pupils to try more diverse sporting activities. There are a wide range of partners involved, including local education authorities (LEAs), national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) and local sports development officers.
- To contact Mr Allen email him at ALN@rainford.org or drop by the PE department
What is the role of a School Sports Co-Ordinator?
An existing secondary school teacher (QTS) released from teaching for 2 days per week. Responsible for the co-ordination and development of after school activity, out of school hours learning, inter and intra school competition and local community links in their own school and partner primary / special schools.
- Co-ordination of school sport within a family of schools
- Ensure effective implementation of the family development plan
- Ensure that the family development plan complements and enhances school physical education programmes and school development plans
- Ensure that ALL young people are included in the family’s physical education and sport programme
- To co-ordinate the planning of school sport across the family of schools, actively involving local sports organisations
- To monitor and evaluate the family’s progress in relation to the development plan and contribute to the partnership monitoring & evaluation process
- To support Primary Link Teachers in developing school sport in their school
- To develop and implement out of school hours learning programmes across the family of schools
- To increase and improve the range of intra and inter school sporting competition
- To engage and involve more young people in community sport
- To identify, deploy and develop appropriate adults other than teachers (AOTTs) and young people as leaders, coaches and officials
- To promote the benefits and successes of the family’s work and ensure it has a high profile
The PDM, SSCos, PLTs and key partners work together to produce, implement and evaluate a 3 year development plan. This partnership development plan will reflect the following national aims:
Strategic Planning: To develop and implement a PE and school sport strategy, as part of school development plans, through working in partnership with key strategic organisations and providers in the area.
School Liaison: To improve PE and school sport programmes by establishing and developing links within and between the families of schools (particularly around the KS2/3 interface).
Out of School Hours: To provide new and enhanced out of school hours opportunities for all young people in the partnership, including out of school hours learning, non-competitive participation and competition.
School to Community: To increase all young people’s participation in community sport through creating and strengthening links with sports clubs, leisure facilities and community providers.
Coaching and Leadership: To provide training, support and deployment opportunities in leadership, coaching and officiating for senior pupils, AOTTs and teachers.
Raising Standards: To raise standards of pupils’ achievement in all aspects of their school life, through increased participation and improved performance, motivation and attitudes.
The SSCo partnerships will be instrumental in helping schools to achieve the Government’s PE, School Sport and Club Links Strategy targets including the DfES and DCMS Public Service Agreement target: 75% of 5-16 year olds spending at least 2 hours on high quality PE and sport by 2006 (within & beyond the curriculum).