Leadership and Volunteering
We believe that giving young people opportunities to volunteer at our events, leading and officiating their peers gives a unique opportunity to develop many transferable life skills which can enhance their experience within school, and open doors to further education and employment. Volunteering and developing as a young leader can support increased self-esteem, raised attainment, and an opportunity to gain a wide range of recognised qualifications.
National Governing Body Training & Qualifications
We are commited to training young leaders to support our School Games programme, with the most committed having an opportunity to lead on the Nationally recognised LeicesterShire & Rutland School Games Level 3 county competitions.
We look to utilise young leaders for our many city competitions from all of our secondary schools and further education colleges. Extra support is available to young people who may need specific support to progress on the leadership pathway through the Inspire to Lead project which runs out of Ellesmere College.
We work closely with our collegues from sports National Governing Bodies to give our leaders relevant training to support sport specific competitions, in many cases offering nationally recognised qualifications to allow our leaders to use their skills in their own schools and community sports clubs.
The best of the young leaders utilised in the School Games programme are offered the opportunity to apply to join the Leicestershire and Rutland Sport Elite Leadership Academy.
Good practice - To see an example of how one of our schools runs their leadership academy, please click here.
The Leicester City School Sport and Physical Activity Network (SSPAN) provides opportunities at each level of the leadership pathway to train up and deploy students to support events and festivals through out the year. The diagram below summaries our pathway.
2016/17 Successes in Leadership and Volunteering
* Number of young leaders/ volunteers engaged - 298
* Number of 16 yrs + volunteers engaged - 88
* Change 4 Life Champions trained - 40
* 1 x Bronze Conference run with over 40 young leaders trained.
For more information on our Bronze Conference, please click here