An Introduction to Forever Sport
Against a backdrop of increasing levels of childhood obesity and physical inactivity our aim is to help children to fall in love with sport and to enjoy being active.
Forever Sport combines the breadth of coaching expertise and experience from the Bristol Sport partner charities with external partnerships with Badminton England, England Handball, The Academy of Gymnastics, Kingswood Gymnastics, Gloucestershire Cricket Board and Somerset Cricket Board.
Each of our partner schools are allocated a consistent head coach for the whole academic year. This enables them to build strong, positive relationships with the pupils, staff and parents. Sport specialist coaches are timetabled to work alongside the head coaches to provide unrivalled subject knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for their individual sport. The introduction of this model for the 2017/18 academic year has significantly strengthened the programme.
The programme can either be used for PPA cover or to upskill, motivate and build the confidence of teachers to deliver high-quality PE and Sport. This ‘teacher mentoring’ aspect of our offer is aligned with the Department of Education’s guidance on how primary schools can use the PE and sport premium.
We will inspire your pupils through high-quality PE lessons, extended after-school club opportunities and complimentary tickets to see Bristol City FC, Bristol Rugby, Bristol Flyers and Gloucestershire Cricket.
We work with our schools to design and map a broad PE curriculum that ensures all pupils from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 6 are provided with an enjoyable and challenging array of physical activity and sporting opportunities. Our two-coach model for all of our curriculum PE lessons provides an excellent coach to pupil ratio, supports the teaching mentoring process and ensures that safeguarding is prioritised.
The impact reporting that is new for 2018/19 is a key development to the Forever Sport programme. We will help our partner schools to illustrate and celebrate the impact that Forever Sport and its associated programmes is having on the physical activity, health and well-being of their pupils.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and please do get in contact if you would like to find out more.
Forever Sport Programme Manager