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Clare Mount SpecialistSports College

Role Models and Catalysts for Change

Clare Mount shortlisted for National Inclusion Award

Clare Mount has been shortlisted for the Youth Sport Trust Inclusion Award. This is a National Award with the winner being announced at an Awards Dinner in Coventry at the Ricoh Arena on 2nd March 2016 as part of the YST Conference. The profile below highlighted all the work Clare Mount is involved in. Fingers crossed.


Profile of Clare Mount Specialist Sports College:


  • Clare Mount has been an Inclusion Lead School for YST since 2010.

  • The school is currently a lead school for the Wheelchair Sport Hub, Watersports Hub, and ASC project.

PE Curriculum:

  • Clare Mount achieved the AfPE Quality Mark with distinction in 2014-2017.

  • Clare Mount has achieved YST Gold Partner Award.

  • Clare Mount is part of the PE Catalyst programme.

  • Every pupil is guaranteed 2 hours of PE in the curriculum.

  • The school provide PE Premium curriculum support for 8 local primary schools and has helped the local authority develop their Primary School PE Guide. The provision was deemed outstanding in an Ofsted review of PE premium provision in 2015.

  • The school has supported AfPE to review the new safe practice guidelines.

  • The school has helped develop the on-line TOP Sportsability resource and YoUR sport resources.

  • Our dance teacher is seconded for a day a week to work as an advanced skills teacher for Edsential.

Whole school:

  • The school has put over 100 youngsters through our Bike Right cycling programme.

  • The school has put over 150 youngsters through Sky Living for Sport projects.

  • The school invests significant amounts of Pupil Premium funding into the personal development of pupils through projects with Rampworks, Team Extreme, Residential experiences.

  • The school is a Champion School for GET SET for Community Action and has helped review GET SET programmes and produce new resources. The school has piloted GET SET google hang-outs.

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Clare Mount has trained up to 1000 people in Top Sportsability, Inclusive PE and the Active Kids Paralympic Challenge since becoming an Inclusion school. We have trained 400 teachers and trainee teachers since September 2015 alone.

  • The school has well established links with LJMU, Edge Hill, Chester University, UCLAN and Liverpool Hope.


  • Clare Mount has achieved the School Games Gold kitemark for the last 3 years.

  • Clare Mount is a lead school for the Unified Play project.

  • The school has managed to engage an increasing number of SGOs across Merseyside in Inclusive practice in the last 12 months with more events in the annual calendar.

Health & well-being:

  • Clare Mount is part of the North West Consortium of 8 lead schools.

  • The school has Enhanced Healthy Schools status.

  • The school is leading on a health skills pilot around employability.

  • The school is part of the YA Peer Leaders mentoring programme.

Club links:

  • Clare Mount helped to establish the first Special Olympics club on Wirral.

  • Clare Mount runs a weekly Community Sport Night which attracts 70 pupils a week with SEND from local schools.

  • Clare Mount hosts 1 of a network of Disability Choices club – a project run by Greenbank Academy which was Merseyside Sport Community Project of the Year in 2015.

Employability and leadership:

  • The school runs an annual Leadership Academy and SIS Leadership camp. 40 leaders are currently doing Sport Leaders UK awards and 30 doing BTEC sport awards.

  • The school is trained in Personal Best challenges and is piloting skills2achieve.

  • Clare Mount was the only school from the North who supported a dozen pupils to be Games Makers at London 2012.

  • 20 pupils acted as Junior Golf Supervisors at The British Golf Open in 2014.

  • 4 pupils attended The Talent Inspiration Programme (TIP) at The School Games in Manchester in 2015.

  • 2 pupils become part of The Pack for The Rugby World Cup 2015, with other pupils acting as Rugby Ambassadors.

  • 2 pupils have been selected as part of the English Delegation at the ISF World School Sport Education Games in Greece in April 2016.

  • 10 Post-16 leaders have been involved in a pilot Sports Interns programme worth £25k funded by the LEA to look into supporting more youngsters with SEND to move into college or employment.


  • The school was involved in the launch of the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Paralympic Challenge.

  • The school has been shortlisted for Merseyside Sport Secondary School of the Year for the last 3 years (winning the award in 2014).

  • The school has been shortlisted for the Educate Awards Innovative School of the Year and TES Inclusive School Provision Awards in 2015.

  • Staff have acted as Development Coaches for YST, and delivered at various YST festivals and Step Into Sport camps.

  • The AfPE journal Physical Education Matters published our Director of Sports dissertation on ‘Sitting on the other side of the inclusion fence’ across 5 editions.