Here at St. Philip’s, we have our Upper Key Stage 2 Sports Leaders team as part of our PE provision.
If children are interested in becoming a Sports Leader, they can apply at the start of the academic year that they begin Year 5. They complete an application form stating why they want to be a Sports Leader, listing sports they enjoy and/or are part of in and outside of the school day, and most importantly, explaining why they feel they would be an excellent Sports Leader!
Sports Leaders are trained at the beginning of the year to lead activities and games with younger children and are taught the important qualities that are needed when working with young people. Once they have become qualified and received their certificates, Sports Leaders work with Reception, Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 children during break and lunchtimes each week to lead games and ensure playtimes are inclusive for everyone and that no child is left alone with no one to play with. This role develops important values such as patience, friendship, compassion and kindness as well as building their confidence and communication skills throughout the year.
Sports Leaders will regularly meet to discuss any ideas regarding Physical Education. Sports leaders have an opportunity to share their own thoughts and opinions with the group and collectively agree on any decisions that are made.
Sports Leaders also help to organise and lead events such as Sports Day, Sports Relief and Sports matches for inter school competitions, and give opinions on what they would like our PE and sport provision at St. Philip’s to offer in the future.
-Mrs Tammy Shea - Staff Representative
Why do you want to be a Sports Leader?
"II want younger children to enjoy sports and be happy whilst learning new skills." Gracelyn
"I want to be a Sports Leader because I want to help children get better at different sports and show how enjoyable they can be ." - Aleks
What sports do you enjoy?
"I love playing football, rugby, tennis and hockey. I also enjoy gymnastics, swimming and trampolining." - Ellis
"I enjoy judo and football." - Leo
Are you part of any clubs outside of school?
"I am part of a gymnastics and diving club." - Erin
"I am part of a karate and martial arts club." - Philip
Why do you feel you would be a good Sports Leader?
"I think I would be a good Sports Leader because I have a passion for sports and would like to help children enjoy sports and to have fun and be happy." - Rocky
"I feel I would be a good sports leader because I am organised and want to make sure children are happy at playtimes and no-one feels lonely ." - Max