Sport Works has an extensive team of fully qualified, experienced staff who provide structured coaching and exercise programmes across a wide range of traditional and non traditional sporting activities.
We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, cost effective programmes to improve the health, wellbeing and performance of all members of society.
Our expertise in delivering ‘specialist’ programmes is vast; working not only within a mainstream environment with gifted and talented pupils, but also delivering programmes to overweight children and pupils with learning difficulties and behavioural issues.
Disability Sport Programmes
Our Disability Sport programmes improve health, wellbeing and independence for children and adults with additional needs. Sport Works delivers a range of community services which are targeted at children and adults with a disability or additional need. Each of our programmes provides opportunities for individuals to have fun, learn new skills and improve health whilst building independence.
Research shows that people with additional needs are less likely to engage in sport and leisure activities when compared to their non-disabled peers. Our work is focused on addressing this trend and ensuring everyone is able to access high quality opportunities.
A recent survey from one of our contracted programmes with a Local Authority highlighted:
- 100% of children found the programme to be “highly enjoyable”
- 81% of children found the programme to be “highly challenging”
- 72% of children regarded “playing new sports” and “learning new skills” as the “best part of the programme”
- 100% of parents/carers regard the programme to be “effective in enthusing their child in physical activity”
- 83% of parents/carers regarded “improved health” and an opportunity for “a rest or time to spend with other children” to be the greatest programme benefit
Sport Works’ Aspire Programme has been specifically designed to provide vocational support for children and young adults who do not typically engage successfully within mainstream education.
We have chosen to work with a range of awarding bodies, including EdExcel, ASDAN, Sports Leaders UK and the National Open College Network, to provide nationally recognised qualifications within Sport, Leadership, Health and Leisure.
Through a unique, three phase programme our team of experienced tutors lead pupils through projects which develop team building, cooperation and leadership skills, culminating in their undertaking of nationally recognised qualifications and awards. Each programme is designed specifically to meet individual requirements and maximise learning opportunities.
Some of the benefits include:
- Reduced pupil aggression and inappropriate behaviour during school
- Improved understanding within health, fitness and sports performance and improved attainment within associated GCSE subjects
- Enhanced self esteem and skills within leadership, communication and organisation
- Increased pupil health and fitness
CPD Teacher Training
Our specialist training programmes provide teaching and non-teaching school staff continued professional development (CPD) opportunities in order to place PE at the heart of pupil development.
Every course is individually designed according to the specific requirements of each school and is suitable for staff with or without PE experience.
Our courses are delivered in partnership with a selected range of National Governing Bodies, meaning that we only use highly respected tutors at the forefront of teacher training with resources and teaching aids that are widely regarded as industry leading.
All courses provide a comprehensive overview of both theory and practice and cover basic teaching theory, key technical points, differentiation and application for both disabled and non-disabled pupils.
All content conforms to National Curriculum requirements, complements Youth Sports Trust objectives and has been developed in conjunction with highly experienced educational consultants.
Staff CPD programmes are available in:
- Acheiving outstanding PE: how to approach the new PE Curriculum
- Physical Literacy for non-specialist teachers of PE
- Disability and Inclusion in Primary PE
…plus a range of “bespoke” courses designed for individual schools.