Who Are Get Active
Get Active provide exciting and engaging activities to more than 10,000 children aged 3-16 in over 65 schools every week.
Established in 2004, Get Active Sports continue to deliver high quality PPA Cover, PE Tuition, Staff CPD, Extra Curricular Clubs, Active Care, Holiday Camps, Football Development, Apprenticeships, Fetes & Fundraising events and Parties to schools, parents & children across the UK.
We deliver more than 9000 activity sessions each month to schools across the UK. This amounts to more than 500,000 visits per year, enriching the curriculum in all of the schools we work in partnership with.
Our delivery, training and ethos are carefully planned with the help of our training provider Future Games.
Through our unique approach to learning, our sports programmes are created to meet the PE curriculum with a strong focus on; fundamental movement skills (agility, balance and coordination) and a holistic approach to develop the child through their social, personal, cognitive, creative and physical skills.
- Full Insurance Policy
- Public Liability – £5 million minimum
- Product Liability – £5 million
- Employers Liability – £10 million
- Professional Indemnity – £5 million
Get Active Sports are a leading force in childcare and education.
We pride ourselves on the calibre of our staff; they receive three surprise assessments every term and are trained once a month to ensure that they maintain high standards of teaching.
All schools and parents seeking an outside partner will want to be assured that they are getting the best possible service.
Each member of our team is trained to exceptionally high standards and have years of experience in delivering high quality coaching.
- Recognised National Governing Body (NGB) Level 2 Coaching Certificate in a sport
- Hold the IDTA Teachers qualification or are working towards their Teachers qualification
- Fully Qualified Teachers (QTS)
- NVQ Childcare Level 2
- Safeguarding and Protecting Children Certificate
- Enhanced DBS (CRB) Clearance
- Emergency First Aid Certification
We also ensure that our coaches are made aware of changes and developments within the sports coaching industry.
Each term, we require a completed quality control form to ensure that our clients are satisfied with our performance. We also have internal Ofsted assessments for our staff to ensure they keep the high quality delivery for every school. All curricular staff are at degree level minimum in a sport or teaching field with experience in providing high level PE lessons as PE Teachers, PE Coordinators or PLTS meeting all strands of the National Curriculum.
By employing over 50 highly qualified coaches, we can guarantee minimal disruption to sessions in the event of absent members of staff.
Every school is provided with an information pack that includes all risk assessments, CRB details, child protection policy, club registers, spare club letters and a plastic wallet to store any returned forms and payments.
Making A Difference
As a company we pride ourselves on making a difference to a childs life and helping schools improve their funding.
There are numerous studies into the positive effect that extra curricular school clubs have on children; improved attendance, higher grades, better social, emotional and behavioural skills are proven results.
A recent study funded by the Nuffield Foundation on over 6,400 children born in 2001 reported the children who attended after-school club on one or two days per week had made significantly more progress than expected. Those who attended one day per week had, on average, a 1.7 point higher actual Key Stage 2 score than predicted based on prior attainment and circumstances, while those who attended after-school club two days per week had on average a 3 point higher actual point score.
The results found that after-school clubs bridged the gap between rich and poor, as children from disadvantaged homes participated to the same extent as those from affluent ones. However, when assessing the impact of out-of-school activities such as membership of sports clubs, private tuition or music lessons the report found inequalities persisted.
Another barrier to community-based, as opposed to school-based, activities may also be to do with the scheduling of activities in afternoons and the difficulties getting to and from and the travel time.
The recent Budget announcement to direct money raised by the tax on sugary drinks towards funding sport and after-school activities suggests policymakers are recognising the wide-ranging benefits of these activities.
The Pupil Premium allows schools to offer wide-ranging support, including out-of school clubs to help all children enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle.
From September 2017 the Government have announced an increase from £160 million per year to £320 to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles. This funding will enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of PE and sport they offer. 1,600 schools will also receive funding to ensure more children have a nutritious breakfast as a healthy start to their school day.
Funding for secondary schools has also been announced, allowing schools to extend their school day to offer a wider range of activities to pupils including more sport.
Wokingham Borough Council Report
In the Summer of 2015 we were awarded a contract through Wokingham Borough Council to supply holiday camps in 5 areas across 3 weeks. Below is a summary, a full report is available on request.
“From the evidence collected in this report and other external evidence, the continuation of offering an outreach play-scheme in addition to the current sport holiday provisions over the summer period is essential. It will continue to strengthen bonds being built between vulnerable residents and council services by offering a service which supports them returning/continuing to work, maintaining a healthy emotional wellbeing balance within their households and ensuring the vulnerable children in our community are taking part in a safe, enriching project which supports not just their physical development but also their educational development over the long summer period.
In conclusion, the extension of the summer play-schemes is strongly recommended and the benefits have been overwhelmingly demonstrated through data and anecdotal evidence gathered this summer”