Tupton Hall Awarded ‘Leadership Academy Status’ by Sports Leaders UK
Tupton Hall Secondary School has been granted ‘Leadership Academy Status’ in recognition of their outstanding work within the area of Leadership and volunteering. Sports Leaders UK Area Manager invited the school to apply for the status, which was then accepted by a panel of assessors.
Over the past 5 years the PE, Modern Foreign Languages and Food Technology have developed Leadership courses for a wide variety of students. Within PE students can work towards their Level 1,2 or 3 Sports Leadership Awards, whilst in Modern Foreign Languages and Food Technology it is common place to see older students working alongside the younger counterparts, assisting within the Primary school setting or school holiday programme.
Several students have used their leadership qualification and experience to assist with local and national events and competitions. Tyler Bexton (Y12) is currently volunteering on the All England Netball Youth Steering Group whilst Poppy Marriott (Y13) not only coaches twice a week at Chesterfield Athletics Club, but is also a member of the National Young Ambassadors Steering Group. Beth Clarke (Y13) is also an exceptional local sports volunteer, supporting local netball development and competitions.
Numerous other students assist with our own lunchtime, after school and holiday clubs. It goes without saying that we would not be able to offer the wide range of activities and competitive teams without the support of our Sports Leaders.
Darren Norwood, the Community Liaison Manager, is currently in the process of developing a Level 2 Community Sports Leaders Course for parents and adult volunteers from the locality. This is an exciting area of work which we hope will form part of the 2012 Olympic legacy work at Tupton Hall Secondary School. For more information please contact Darren Norwood on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Achieving Sports Leaders UK Academy Status in recognition of our work is a real honour and the school will continue to share their good practice with local secondary school s and community groups.