Students in years 5 and 6 at St Peter’s CEP Primary School have the opportunity to apply to become a Sports Leader; it is a role which brings great responsibility and enjoyment. It is a role which students are able to become role models within the school as well as developing their basic coaching skills in a range of sports.
Children are given an initial training programme by TWKSSP, focusing on several key areas around leadership tasks, including the STTEP Principles (Space, Task, Time, Equipment and People), planning and leading activity and evaluating progress. Further ongoing training with the PE Coordinator at St Peter’s also occurs monthly to ensure that training is ongoing and progressive.
Sports Leaders develop essential skills for life such as:
- Communication skills
- Valuable team working skills
- Ability to lead others
- Greater understanding of responsibility
- Innovative and creativity skills
- Respect for others
In addition to training and practical experience at leading games and activities, sport leaders are set some leadership challenges to complete at home, in school or the local community. Completing these challenges will contribute to them receiving either Bronze, Silver, Gold or Outstanding Sport Leader certificates.
Sports Leaders Aim:
Our Sports Leaders ensure that playground games and activities are set up every morning break time and lunchtime play for all children of the school to enjoy and play co-operatively. They lead games and look after the outdoor equipment. The children play an invaluable role in encouraging others to try new games and sports and to feel that they belong in our school family.
Children who participate in the games and activities, created and run by our sports leaders, benefit from improvements in:
- Emotional wellbeing
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Social skills, e.g. turn-taking, supporting others, encouragement.