Sports Leaders UK provides nationally recognised leadership awards and qualifications that help people develop essential life skills such as organisation, motivation, communication and working with others. All of the awards and qualifications are practical - learners learn by doing rather than through written work - assessment is made upon a learner's ability to lead and demonstrate their leadership skills for a certain period of time, within a specific setting. Learners don't need to be sports stars or prima ballerinas - instead an interest in their chosen activity, a positive attitude and a willingness to volunteer are all that is required.
At Tuxford Academy we offer students the opportunity to take qualifications in level 1, level 2, level 3 sports leaders and dance leaders from Year 9 onwards. Students as part of their assessment will deliver sessions for pupils in the Tuxford Collaboration of schools taking responsibility for running festivals and competitions. Some of them will take a leading role in coaching their favourite sport helping to maintain a range of opportunities for younger students to take part in, while others will officiate at events and in lessons learning to take control. All our leaders understand how important is to support and motivate others.
Currently we have the following Sports Leaders:
Level 1 Sports Leaders - 110 Year 10 students
Level 2 Sports Leaders - 26 Year 12 students
Silver Sports Leaders representing Bassetlaw - 6 Year 10 students
Gold Leaders representing Nottinghamshire - 2 Year 11 students
Junior Football Organisers - 15 Year 11 students
Dance Leaders – number tbc Year 11 students
Reading buddies- 16 Year 10 students who go out to our primary feeder schools to support pupils with their reading
Student Leadership training day - 45 students from across the academy (Years 8-13) took part in a full day training course to enable them to develop their leadership skills and have created an action plan to develop their specific area of Student Voice/Leadership. The day took place on Thursday 22nd September - hopefully this will become an annual event.