Primary School Sport Premium and Disability Short Breaks
Primary School Sport Premium
Sport Works Greater Manchester believe that attitudes to sport are formed by experiences at school – it is therefore our mission to ensure those early childhood experiences are positive ones, and that our high quality, inclusive programmes can set young people on a path to regular exercise and sporting activity well in to adulthood.
Our team of inclusion specialists deliver curricular and extra-curricular sporting programmes to a range of mainstream and special schools in the Greater Manchester region – many of the pupils we engage with have never previously had access to regular sport.
While enabling children to access high quality sports coaching is an essential part of the funding, we believe that the school sport premium should be used to leave a lasting legacy of knowledge – therefore part of our school sport offer is to upskill teaching and support staff.
Our staff CPD programmes range from one or two day workshops, accredited by the National Governing Bodies, to bespoke staff training which consists of ongoing mentoring and support for teaching and support staff with the aim of demonstrating and consistently delivering outstanding Ofsted lessons.
Disability Short Breaks
Sport Works Greater Manchester has extensive expertise in providing sport and exercise services for disabled children. Our model has been designed to improve the health and wellbeing of young people who take part while also providing an opportunity for respite for parents and carers.
Our activities consist of multi sports coaching and swimming for children aged 3 to 18 and are delivered both after school and during holiday periods. We work closely with Local Authorities and Parent Groups to ensure that our sessions meet a local need and have an emphasis upon inclusion and adaptation of activity. We operate low staff ratio’s of 1:4 and 1:1 provision can also be made available where required. Differentiation methods are used within sessions to ensure that children are signposted to groups that are structured most closely to their developmental age, disability and individual requirements.