Leadership

Parent Volunteers

‘Inspiring A Generation’ can be for anyone!

inspire+ wants you to help us achieve this ambition by giving all school children the opportunity to be more active and participate in more sport each week. If this is to become a reality, schools will need to engage the support of adults other than teachers both within and outside school.

With this in mind, the Parent Volunteer Programme is an initiative inspire+ offers to train parents/guardians and support staff to help run after school and lunch time sporting activities at their school. The training provides the skills and knowledge required to deliver a safe, effective and child-friendly school sports club. If you are able to commit to one session a week for six weeks or more and are interested in becoming a Parent Volunteer please contact one of our team. Candidates will have the opportunity to attend the training courses free of charge and this year a grant has been accessed to allow parents to access NGB coaching awards free of charge for those who show commitment.

Over the years we have had a number of parent volunteers who, through the skills and experience gained, have gone on to become full time teaching assistants, inspire+ specialist coaches along with other paid coaching and support roles in schools and clubs.

Parent Volunteers

‘Inspiring A Generation’ can be for anyone!

inspire+ wants you to help us achieve this ambition by giving all school children the opportunity to be more active and participate in more sport each week. If this is to become a reality, schools will need to engage the support of adults other than teachers both within and outside school.

With this in mind, the Parent Volunteer Programme is an initiative inspire+ offers to train parents/guardians and support staff to help run after school and lunch time sporting activities at their school. The training provides the skills and knowledge required to deliver a safe, effective and child-friendly school sports club. If you are able to commit to one session a week for six weeks or more and are interested in becoming a Parent Volunteer please contact one of our team. Candidates will have the opportunity to attend the training courses free of charge and this year a grant has been accessed to allow parents to access NGB coaching awards free of charge for those who show commitment.

Over the years we have had a number of parent volunteers who, through the skills and experience gained, have gone on to become full time teaching assistants, inspire+ specialist coaches along with other paid coaching and support roles in schools and clubs.

Playground Leaders

inspire+ playground leader training is all about the expansion of leadership/teamwork skills and behaviour development – between staff and pupils within lunch and break time environments. We train both staff and pupils to be able to confidently lead playground activities, which are inclusive to all ages.

We deliver a six hour block of training – adapted to fit your schools timetable. Within the six hours we look at all aspects of being a leader, how we can allow KS2 pupils to take on responsible roles on the playground, leading games for other children as well as training lunchtime staff; not only to support the children, but lead varied activities to increase physical activity throughout the school.

With the government now recommending 60 minutes a day of activity for all children, lunch and break times at school are the perfect opportunities to gain these minutes 5 days a week. Ensuring the activities available are all inclusive is vital to everyone hitting this target and is one of our biggest target outcomes of playground leader training. Alongside this we aim to improve behaviour throughout free time, creating a friendly fun environment for all to play and explore in.

Playground Leaders

inspire+ playground leader training is all about the expansion of leadership/teamwork skills and behaviour development – between staff and pupils within lunch and break time environments. We train both staff and pupils to be able to confidently lead playground activities, which are inclusive to all ages.

We deliver a six hour block of training – adapted to fit your schools timetable. Within the six hours we look at all aspects of being a leader, how we can allow KS2 pupils to take on responsible roles on the playground, leading games for other children as well as training lunchtime staff; not only to support the children, but lead varied activities to increase physical activity throughout the school.

With the government now recommending 60 minutes a day of activity for all children, lunch and break times at school are the perfect opportunities to gain these minutes 5 days a week. Ensuring the activities available are all inclusive is vital to everyone hitting this target and is one of our biggest target outcomes of playground leader training. Alongside this we aim to improve behaviour throughout free time, creating a friendly fun environment for all to play and explore in.

Sports Leadership Academy

The inspire+ programme is designed to support the next generation of sports coaches and PE teachers. Students access free National Governing Body (NGB) bolt on awards and have the opportunity to be mentored by NGB development officers and coaches. Each year inspire+ runs a launch evening for the new Sports Leadership Academy students. Every launch is attended by over 100 pupils from across the local secondary schools.

At the launch all students are given the opportunity to talk to a number of different sports coaches to help them decide which free qualifications they would like to sign up to. All students will then be encouraged to complete 10 voluntary hours within that sport at local community events, competitions and clubs. They also received a free T-shirt for being part of the Sport Leadership Academy, part funded by SKDC. The students are also trained in warm up games to deliver during sessions and also good practice for coaching a high quality session. Some of the students going on to remain on the programme for a number of years, gaining 100’s of volunteering hours. Our Sports Leaders are also a key part to the success of our half-term sports camps.

Those leaders who continue to volunteer with us are then provided the opportunity to attend Sports Leaders UK courses, which are nationally recognised and provide the leaders with a formal qualification in Sports Leadership.As part of the Sports Leadership Academy we are working alongside the School Games Organiser team to support Primary School competition. The video below features several of our Sports Leaders volunteering at the Lincolnshire School Games competition and why they volunteer their time with inspire+.

Over the past couple of years we have developed and improved our Sports Leadership pathway into one of the county’s most comprehensive leadership structures. As shown above, we now have a leadership pathway which starts in our primary school in year 5 or 6, all through secondary school, and with the newly formed education team providing apprenticeships, we can now provide those committed and passionate leaders employment opportunities post education.

For more information please contact our Leadership Manager.

Sports Leadership Academy

The inspire+ programme is designed to support the next generation of sports coaches and PE teachers. Students access free National Governing Body (NGB) bolt on awards and have the opportunity to be mentored by NGB development officers and coaches. Each year inspire+ runs a launch evening for the new Sports Leadership Academy students. Every launch is attended by over 100 pupils from across the local secondary schools.

At the launch all students are given the opportunity to talk to a number of different sports coaches to help them decide which free qualifications they would like to sign up to. All students will then be encouraged to complete 10 voluntary hours within that sport at local community events, competitions and clubs. They also received a free T-shirt for being part of the Sport Leadership Academy, part funded by SKDC. The students are also trained in warm up games to deliver during sessions and also good practice for coaching a high quality session. Some of the students going on to remain on the programme for a number of years, gaining 100’s of volunteering hours. Our Sports Leaders are also a key part to the success of our half-term sports camps.

Those leaders who continue to volunteer with us are then provided the opportunity to attend Sports Leaders UK courses, which are nationally recognised and provide the leaders with a formal qualification in Sports Leadership.As part of the Sports Leadership Academy we are working alongside the School Games Organiser team to support Primary School competition. The video below features several of our Sports Leaders volunteering at the Lincolnshire School Games competition and why they volunteer their time with inspire+.

Over the past couple of years we have developed and improved our Sports Leadership pathway into one of the county’s most comprehensive leadership structures. As shown above, we now have a leadership pathway which starts in our primary school in year 5 or 6, all through secondary school, and with the newly formed education team providing apprenticeships, we can now provide those committed and passionate leaders employment opportunities post education.

For more information please contact our Leadership Manager.

Young Ambassadors

The role of the Young Ambassadors is to inspire pupils and students in their school to be involved more in sport and physical activity. They are pupils that demonstrate a passion for sport, physical activity and volunteering.

Over the years inspire+ has trained hundreds of Young Ambassadors from all the different levels of the Young Ambassador Programme. Over the years the Young Ambassadors have helped to shape several of our programmes that we provide including the Legacy Tour, The Legacy Challenge and our biggest event, The Mini Olympics.

As recognition of their hard work and dedication with the 2013/14 Legacy Challenge, where they helped to engage over 28,000 young people throughout Lincolnshire, the South West Lincolnshire Steering Group were awarded ‘The Best Increasing Participation Project of 2014’ award by Youth Sport Trust.

This is recognition after years of hard work and dedication by the local Young Ambassadors to provide their fellow pupils with opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity.

Over the past couple of years we have developed and improved our Leadership pathway into one of the county’s most comprehensive leadership structures. As shown below, we now have a leadership pathway which starts in our primary school in year 5 or 6, all through secondary school, and with the newly formed education team providing apprenticeships, we can now provide those committed and passionate leaders employment opportunities post education.

Young Ambassadors

The role of the Young Ambassadors is to inspire pupils and students in their school to be involved more in sport and physical activity. They are pupils that demonstrate a passion for sport, physical activity and volunteering.

Over the years inspire+ has trained hundreds of Young Ambassadors from all the different levels of the Young Ambassador Programme. Over the years the Young Ambassadors have helped to shape several of our programmes that we provide including the Legacy Tour, The Legacy Challenge and our biggest event, The Mini Olympics.

As recognition of their hard work and dedication with the 2013/14 Legacy Challenge, where they helped to engage over 28,000 young people throughout Lincolnshire, the South West Lincolnshire Steering Group were awarded ‘The Best Increasing Participation Project of 2014’ award by Youth Sport Trust.

This is recognition after years of hard work and dedication by the local Young Ambassadors to provide their fellow pupils with opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity.

Over the past couple of years we have developed and improved our Leadership pathway into one of the county’s most comprehensive leadership structures. As shown below, we now have a leadership pathway which starts in our primary school in year 5 or 6, all through secondary school, and with the newly formed education team providing apprenticeships, we can now provide those committed and passionate leaders employment opportunities post education.

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