Young People Leading the way: Utilising student engagement in the School Games Jo Hayes – The Mountbatten School, Romsey
To develop an understanding of ways in which students can be engaged in ‘leading the way’ To understand how these ideas can be adapted to suit the needs of the students/school To create an action-plan for implementing or improving ways for engaging students in ‘leading the way’ Session Objectives
School Games Context Level 1 - intra-school competition Level 2 - inter-school competitions Level 3 – the county/area will stage multi-sport School Games festival Level 4 – the Sainsbury's School Games finals: a national multi-sport event http://www.yourschoolgames.com/about-the-games
The Mountbatten Story Key elements Student Groups Curriculum Leadership programme
Curriculum KS3 – yoUR Leaders (mainly games activities) Students taking on different roles Giving responsibility of learning to pupils Putting ownership to the teams KS4 – yoUR Pathways All students select activities from a pre-determined curriculum which they will follow for that academic year (paid & unpaid options)
Senior Prefects - Sports Prefects – House Captains Sports Leaders UK Level 1 – Yr 10 Dance Leaders UK Level 1 – Yr 10 Attached to an Extra-Curricular Club NGB Qualification Obtained (Yr 9) 15 Yr 9 Stamps (T-Shirt) Leadership Training (Jan Yr 8) 15 Stamps in Year 8 (Badge) Primary Young Leaders Award 15 Secondary Stamps in Year 7
Leadership Pathways What does your leadership pathway look like? How are pupils aware of this? Is it published anywhere? How do students know what the next step is, what to do and how to achieve it? Does your programme engage your students?
Student Groups Olympic Drive Team - use the Olympic & Paralympics to inspire and promote sports participation, develop ways to prepare school for our Olympic and Paralympic games PE Change Teams – Improve PE, Engage more students, inform school on sporting events, results and fixtures Sports Prefects – house and sports captains leading the way
What is the Olympic Drive Team? What do we aim to do? So far we have... How has this helped and how can it help? Olympic Drive Team
PE Change Teams What is the Change Team? How do we know what to ‘change’? What are our aims? Where we hope to go What have we gained from this?
Prefect System: How does it work? House Captains Sports Captains House Prefects Sports Prefects Senior subject Prefects Subject Prefects Life Skills What it brings for us Responsibilities Our Roles
What are we doing for 2012? The Olympic challenge The House Challenge Leaving our legacy Inspiration Determination Excellence Equality Friendship Respect Courage The Olympic challenge The House Challenge Leaving our legacy Inspiration Determination Excellence Equality Friendship Respect Courage
Task Jot down different ways in which pupils lead/have input in your PE & sport In your groups share your current practices, including examples of successes/failures. Discuss why you think it has been successful/failed Collectively come up with solutions/adaptations Points to consider for successes/failures: Curriculum / kit / teaching & learning styles
Task Consider your students involvement in ‘leading the way’ the wider school/School Games programme. How are they involved in intra school activities? How are they involved in inter school activities? Which type of students are involved in these?
Student Voice v Student Engagement What do you understand to be the differences between the above two points Is ‘Student Voice’ present in your school? How? Who does this come from? Does this result in higher student engagement for all students? Developing effective student engagement
What are the characteristics required for effective student engagement? Understanding student interests / skills Presenting the right opportunities to them Developing successful relationships; Teachers-Students Students-Students Relevance in engaging! (What is the desired outcome?) Effective rigour Student responsibility and Leadership Experience needs to be meaningful Developing effective student engagement
Task From the ideas that you have heard/discussed today create a personal action plan to include; Intended outcomes (short & long term) Possible methods/approaches Timescale How will you evaluate success
Session Outcomes To develop an understanding of ways in which students can be engaged in ‘leading the way’ To understand how these ideas can be adapted to suit the needs of the students/school To create an action-plan for implementing or improving ways for engaging students in ‘leading the way’
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