Schools Sports Partnership
‘As a school we have been able to greatly improve the quality of teaching of PE through implementing the REAL PE scheme of work. This has been made possible because of the training provided by the School Sports Partnership through attending REAL PE courses and supporting staff during PE lessons to deliver the REAL PE programme. Teachers have given feedback stating that they found the support given to them by the School Sports Partnership very useful as a guide to help them teach REAL PE. Teachers are now more confident when teaching this subject and have expressed how much more they enjoy delivering the lessons. There is now a clear structure to the teaching of PE and this is noticeable when observing PE taught throughout the school.
Headteacher and PE Coordinator at an Ealing Primary School
‘Thank you very much…loads of ideas for all key stages – good professional development, really appreciated the specific tips for FS2. Really clear explanation of how it all works but found hands on invaluable’.
Reception school teacher in Ealing
‘Another fantastic year of competitions delivered by the partnership. Thank you! J’
Ealing school PE coordinator and senior leader
For the past 17 years, the Willow Tree School Sport Partnership has been supporting schools in Ealing with the delivery of high quality Physical Education and school sport. We are a not for profit educational organisation hosted by Willow Tree Primary school. We are firmly committed to providing young people with the very best education and schools with the best support to provide all young people with the opportunities to further develop their potential and lead and active/healthy lifestyle.
As an educational service provider that employs PE specialist teachers with QTS, we appreciate the flexibility required when working collaboratively with schools and have staff and delivery plans that are adaptable with school life. This supports our delivery to be integrated seamlessly into school development, for example by taking into account the need for supply and transport costs to be budgeted in calculating Primary school sport premium spend.
Since its inauguration in 2001, the partnership has been providing educational support to its schools and is managed by school leaders drawing on over 11 years’ experience of collaborative partnering in PE and sport. Our support packages have been tested for viability and we have the capacity to deliver the packages including our PE and school sports premium top-up menu at the very highest performance levels to all schools.
We also are one of the two host sites for the national School Games strategy in Ealing and since its introduction in 2011 have consistently achieved very highly against the expected outcomes including being recognised for providing participation rates in the top 10% nationally (Summer and Autumn terms 2015). As a result of young people’s high participation rates we were invited to submit case studies for the interventions we provide and have received 2 London regional Awards for the 'participation' category (driving participation and increasing the amount of children competing) in 2014/2015 and the ‘clubs’ category (Increasing regular participation in club sport; involving the least active through Change 4 Life Sports Clubs and increasing links to local clubs) for 2015/2016.
For more information on the School Games please go to: www.yourschoolgames.com
Our provision and long standing relationships with Ealing special schools has also supported our delivery to be fully inclusive. As a result for the last seven years we have been the Youth Sport Trust Lead Inclusion School for West London and Projectability. Projectability is the inclusive strand of the School Games and aims to provide more sports opportunities for more young people more often. Through this programme we provide opportunities for mainstream and special school teachers and other school staff across West London to attend CPD (Active kids for all Inclusive PE and Top Sportsability) and Competitions (Linked to School Games). This strand of our work has provided the partnership with some exciting and innovative projects including being part of the national competition pilot for an inclusive version of Tennis working with the Youth Sport Trust and the Tennis Foundation.
Many aspects of our work result in building strong relationships with local and national partners in the sporting landscape, none more so than our colleagues at Active Ealing who we have worked in partnership with since the SSP’s inception. Key strands of our work we have further developed together include school competitions, school/club links and talent identification and pathways linking in with the London Youth Games (part of the School Games). Other key partners we work closely with are identified in the list of useful websites and key partners below.
One partnership in particular with Create Development and their ‘real PE’ curriculum based programme has provided schools with the support to deliver high quality physical education lessons
As a real PE partner we were awarded ‘PE Advocate of the Year’ for London and the South-East in the 2014/2015 academic year for all the support we have provided our partnership schools to embed the programme at the heart of the school.
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