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1 Can Physical Activity and Sport really deliver on wider student outcomes? Donna Thompson Sport Partnerships Manager

2 Who are we?

3 How is sport and physical activity perceived in your college? Like electricity? It makes everything work… Or a luxury we cant afford?

4 How can sport and physical activity programmes support positive student outcomes?

5 How about? Increasing recruitment Increasing achievement Improving attendance and retention Developing employability skills Improving health

6 And… …providing evidence of all of these for Ofsted…

7 Recruitment One in five respondents said that the sporting opportunities offered by a college were influential in their decision to apply. Sport England student survey 2013

8 Achievement Over one-quarter (28.8%) of College students who took part in sport agreed that taking part in sport helps them with their College work. A further 8.4 per cent strongly agreed with this statement. Sport England student survey 2013

9 Attendance and retention 68% of students who are involved in Newham SFCs sports teams have attendance or 90% of more, compared with a College average of 57%. At Totton College attendance was 3.78% higher in 2011/12 and 3% in 2012/13 for Sport Academy students than non-sport, FT learners.

10 Employability Colleges train over 85,000 learners each year in industry-related sport qualifications.

11 Sport Industry Research Centre Impact of student engagement in sport on employability A positive relationship (but not causal) between engagement in sport, future employability and earnings for students in both further and higher education. Participation and volunteering in sport is associated with a premium in salary of between £4,264 and £5,616 per annum

12 Employability - Industry Links Employer-College engagement event Wide ranging discussions on CAVTL, Richard and Whitehead Reviews Key skills requirements identified Greater understanding required on both sides Action Plan developed

13 Main action areas Improved co-ordination, facilitation and lobbying – sport is an industry, not a game Understanding industry needs Improve offer from Awarding Organisations Incorporate employer focussed qualifications within study programmes More talking locally between colleges and employers Staff CPD/ sharing skills and experience

14 How important is fitness?

15 Being unfit is a risk factor

16 Health agenda Active Colleges – increasing participation Most popular activities –Football –Basketball –Badminton –Table tennis –Netball –Aerobics / Fitness classes

17 Most frequently offered sports

18 So how can we help? Support, guidance and networking Sharing good practice Professional Development Data and policy guidance Research projects

19 Towards Outstanding Aim to embed sport and physical activity within college across the curriculum Quality improvement visits to provide guidance and development, not inspection 10 visits in NE, YH and NW (20 applications)

20 Opportunities in 2014 BCS National Championships 4-6 April College Sport Week 28 April – 1 May –Football Conference –CPD sessions –Sport Development Conference –BCS Gala Dinner and Awards –Volunteering Conference –Cup and Plate Finals in 7 sports

21 Creating a lifelong sporting habit Further Education Activation Fund Round 2

22 FE Activation Fund Update FEAF round 1 68 applications £2.2 million awarded to 38 projects 50% success rate FEAF round 2 94 applications received by the deadline. Over £5.8m requested 34 new college applicants

23 Regional Breakdown Region Number of Applications New colleges Round 1 Awards East1044 East Mids425 West Mids956 London956 South West1313 South East1265 North West1635 North East1161 Yorkshire1023 TOTAL943438

24 Any questions? Thank you


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