Leadership plays an integral part in the inspire+ services to schools. As a charity we support schools and encourage leadership in several different ways for the development of both adults and young people:
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.
inspire+ continues to train teachers and school staff to deliver the Playground Leaders Course to their pupils. Young People that complete this course gain a Sports Leaders UK Young Leaders Award which is nationally recognised. The programme teaches young people to lead structured play at lunch and break times that increases physical activity levels and reduces incidents of poor behaviour.
Sports Leadership Academy
Designed to support the next generation of sports coaches/PE teachers. Students access free National Governing Body (NGB) bolt on awards and have the opportunity to be mentored by NGB development officers/coaches.
We have over 200 young people who have access to the Sports Leadership Academy Programme each year. They can gain Qualifications free of charge in different sports including Badminton, Athletics, Indoor Rowing, Tennis, Table Tennis, Hockey, Netball and Boccia. We always have a good turnout of very enthusiastic young people for all the courses we run for our students.
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.
The role of the Ambassadors is to inspire pupils in their school to be involved more in sport and leadership. Young Ambassadors range from Bronze Ambassadors in Primary Schools. For the first time ever Bronze Ambassadors are now recognised in Secondary schools up to year 8 as Bronze+ turning into Silver in year 9 and then through to Gold Ambassadors. inspire+ appoints Platinum Ambassadors who support Inspire+ deliver the programme. inspire+ runs this programme in partnership with the local School Games Organising Team.
'Our volunteers in action'