Introducing the Inspire Programme

15/07/2014

The Inspire Programme is a groundbreaking initiative from Premier Sport.

The Programme offers schools tailor made suites of sport and activity options which are targeted towards achieving curriculum outcomes. It is designed to be inclusive, with complete activity structures to engage all pupils, from those not normally inspired by sport, through to the budding stars of the future.

The Inspire Programme brings PE into each level of the curriculum, from pre-school and foundation right through to adult and community sport. Our aim at Key Stage 1 and 2 is to lay the foundations for a life long journey of learning opportunities through sport and physical activity.

Inspire to Achieve

The Inspire to Achieve programme has four pillars which differentiate and enhance learning. It is designed to be inclusive, with complete activity structures to engage all pupils, from those not normally inspired by sport, through to the budding stars of the future.

START Active

START Active are stimulating but not over-stimulating and support learning achievement in every area of the curriculum. To integrate an element of physical activity to children before school begins can engage their minds and prepare them for the day ahead.

STAY Active

The STAY Active programme delivers 30 – 45 minute long sessions during lunch breaks. Lunch breaks are ideal opportunities for children to engage in physical activity, encouraging a balance of physical and mental challenges throughout the school day.

PLAY Active

The PLAY Active programme is an extra-curricular programme designed to make activity fun for those who may need extra encouragement to take part. The aim of PLAY Active is to encourage non-sporty children to get physically active through structured activities.

SPORT Active

SPORT Active programme typically run in 60 minute sessions after school. SPORT Active introduces the skills, techniques, rules and regulations of a wide variety of sports and activities, from basketball to gymnastics, football and many more.

Inspire to Compete

The Inspire to Compete programme offers inclusive opportunities to ‘inspire’ children to engage in sport and physical activities with the opportunity to feel success through competition.

The programme aims to increase child confidence and to develop the ability to win and lose respectfully. Inspire to Compete prepares children for competition by introducing rules and skill familiarisation sessions prior to the event which gives children the ability to learn and play to rules ethically.

We are aware that some children do not feel wholly comfortable playing as part of a team. Competition can be played individually as well as part of a team. We also have included non-strenuous sports, which provide opportunities for physically inactive children to compete and ‘feel success’.

The Inspire to Compete programme liaises with local school PE subject leaders, helping select and prepare teams for inter-school competitions. The programme can also deliver inter-school tournaments and ‘personal best’ challenges throughout the year. The Inspire to Compete programme meets the needs of Ofsted and Sport Premium that suggest more emphasis should be placed on competition.