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Can Physical Activity and Sport really deliver on wider student outcomes?. Donna Thompson Sport Partnerships Manager. Who are we?. One new voice for College Sport. How is sport and physical activity perceived in your college? Like electricity? It makes everything work…

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Can physical activity and sport really deliver on wider student outcomes

Can Physical Activity and Sport really deliver on wider student outcomes?

Donna Thompson

Sport Partnerships Manager


Who are we
Who are we? student outcomes?

One new voice

for College Sport


Can physical activity and sport really deliver on wider student outcomes

How is sport and physical activity perceived in your college?

  • Like electricity? It makes everything work…

  • Or a luxury we can’t afford?



How about
How about? positive student outcomes?

  • Increasing recruitment

  • Increasing achievement

  • Improving attendance and retention

  • Developing employability skills

  • Improving health


Can physical activity and sport really deliver on wider student outcomes

And… positive student outcomes?

…providing evidence of all of these for Ofsted…


Recruitment
Recruitment positive student outcomes?

One in five respondents said that the sporting opportunities offered by a college were influential in their decision to apply.

Sport England student survey 2013


Achievement
Achievement positive student outcomes?

Over one-quarter (28.8%) of College students who took part in sport agreed that ‘taking part in sport helps them with their College work’. A further 8.4 per cent strongly agreed with this statement.

Sport England student survey 2013


Attendance and retention
Attendance and retention positive student outcomes?

68% of students who are involved in Newham SFC’s sports teams have attendance or 90% of more, compared with a College average of 57%.

  • At Totton College attendance was 3.78% higher in 2011/12 and 3% in 2012/13 for Sport Academy students than non-sport, FT learners.


Employability
Employability positive student outcomes?

Colleges train over 85,000 learners each year in industry-related sport qualifications.


Sport industry research centre
Sport positive student outcomes?Industry Research Centre

  • Impact of student engagement in sport on employability

  • A positive relationship (but not causal) between engagement in sport, future employability and earnings for students in both further and higher education.

  • Participation and volunteering in sport is associated with a premium in salary of between £4,264 and £5,616 per annum


Employability industry links
Employability - Industry Links positive student outcomes?

  • Employer-College engagement event

  • Wide ranging discussions on CAVTL, Richard and Whitehead Reviews

  • Key skills requirements identified

  • Greater understanding required on both sides

  • Action Plan developed


Main action areas
Main action areas positive student outcomes?

  • Improved co-ordination, facilitation and lobbying – sport is an industry, not a game

  • Understanding industry needs

  • Improve offer from Awarding Organisations

  • Incorporate employer focussed qualifications within study programmes

  • More talking locally between colleges and employers

  • Staff CPD/ sharing skills and experience


How important is fitness
How important is fitness? positive student outcomes?


Being unfit is a risk factor
Being unfit is a risk factor positive student outcomes?


Health agenda
Health agenda positive student outcomes?

  • Active Colleges – increasing participation

  • Most popular activities

    • Football

    • Basketball

    • Badminton

    • Table tennis

    • Netball

    • Aerobics / Fitness classes


Most frequently offered sports
Most frequently offered sports positive student outcomes?


So how can we help
So how can we help? positive student outcomes?

  • Support, guidance and networking

  • Sharing good practice

  • Professional Development

  • Data and policy guidance

  • Research projects


Towards outstanding
Towards Outstanding positive student outcomes?

  • Aim to embed sport and physical activity within college across the curriculum

  • Quality improvement visits to provide guidance and development, not inspection

  • 10 visits in NE, YH and NW (20 applications)


Opportunities in 2014
Opportunities in 2014 positive student outcomes?

  • BCS National Championships 4-6 April

  • College Sport Week 28 April – 1 May

    • Football Conference

    • CPD sessions

    • Sport Development Conference

    • BCS Gala Dinner and Awards

    • Volunteering Conference

    • Cup and Plate Finals in 7 sports


Can physical activity and sport really deliver on wider student outcomes

Further Education positive student outcomes?

Activation Fund Round 2


Fe activation fund update
FE Activation Fund Update positive student outcomes?

  • FEAF round 1

  • 68 applications

  • £2.2 million awarded to 38 projects

  • 50% success rate

  • FEAF round 2

  • 94 applications received by the deadline.

  • Over £5.8m requested

  • 34 new college applicants


Regional breakdown
Regional Breakdown positive student outcomes?


Can physical activity and sport really deliver on wider student outcomes

Any questions? positive student outcomes?

Thank you

Donna_Thompson@aoc.co.uk