“Sport has the power to change lives” (Youth Sport Trust ethos).
Clare Mount Sports College strongly believes that sport has the power to break down barriers, change perceptions and improve attendance, behaviour and achievement.
Our pupils gain personally, socially and cognitively from taking part in sport. Through the many programmes we offer, like Community Sport Night, some of our pupils now regard themselves as ‘sporty’ when previously they did not participate in anything, whereas talented athletes and leaders have progressed on to join the Talent Inspiration Programme or become Games Makers at London 2012.
The Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Values are very much at the heart of all we do:
Olympic/Paralympics – Respect, Courage, Determination, Friendship, Equality, Excellence, Inspiration.
Commonwealth – Humanity, Equality, Destiny.
Impact and recognition:
- Clare Mount Sports College is amongst 50 Project Ability schools “the top 50 trailblazing schools to pioneer new and innovative ways to build capacity and develop further sporting opportunities for young people with disabilities” (Jeremy Hunt, then Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, June 2011).
- Clare Mount Sports College is the only school on Wirral to achieve the School Games Gold Kite Mark award, recognising its efforts to increase participation in competitive and challenge type opportunities.
- Clare Mount was awarded the YST Gold Partner Award in 2011 for its quality of PE, sport and leadership.
- Clare Mount was the only school in the North West to give youngsters the opportunity to become Games Makers at London 2012.
- Following the success of our work in the past, in 2013-2014 Clare Mount was awarded 1 of only 5 grants to set up a Wheelchair Sports Hub, and 1 of only 10 Special Olympics Grants to develop opportunities for youngsters with learning difficulties.
- In 2014 Clare Mount was awarded the Merseyside Sport ‘School of the Year’.