Physically active children are happier, healthier and achieve more. Tees Valley Sport, working with local partners and school leaders aim to help children and their communities become active by adopting a whole school approach. School staff are challenged to undertake physical activity and to openly celebrate the sport and physical activity that they already do. This influences young people and normalises physical activity as part of everyday life. It has also helped expand the relationship that young people have with the adults at their school.
Creating Active School Framework
Our new pilot project commencing January 2022
Creating Active Schools Framework was developed by an independent group of experts to promote a whole systems approach to school improvement. It can be used in all schools and is flexible to adapt to cohort or circumstances. All stakeholders, from local authorities to school leaders and pupils should play a role in embedding physical activity in the school’s ethos. This framework aims to show there are roles for everyone.
Using the Creating Active School Framework
The framework has the whole schools ethos at the centre, this is the most important factor to drive change. If the ethos does not embrace activity it will not lead to true appreciation and delivery.
The most significant way to impact on the ethos of the school is effective teacher training, both at the start and in-service CPD.
For schools yet to embark on the journey (the upper half of the framework), ethos change must come from policy makers. Using the COM-B model of behaviour change there must be standards set along with provision of support and guidance.
To impact change from within a school (the lower half of the framework), it needs to be seen in the school’s policy and vision, backed up with internal resources including environmental and the support of stakeholders.
No part of the school day should be overlooked. Opportunities where physical activity can be introduced are highlighted in the bottom tier of the framework with examples of good practice.
To find out more about the upcoming pilot project currently being trialled in Yorkshire please click here to view the video.
To Get Involved
For more information or you are interested in using the framework in your school please contact Tracy on email@example.com
The Active Schools Framework builds on our previous Active Schools work with an increased focus on policy, stakeholders, environment and opportunities.
See below the impact of our previous pilot;
And for more details of being an Active School at Easterside Academy, Middlesbrough, Grangetown Primary School, Redcar, Rift House Primary School, Hartlepool and Tilery Primary School, Stockton please click below.
To find out more or become involved with the Tees Valley Active Schools programme please contact Tracy Raynor on firstname.lastname@example.org