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Clare Mount SpecialistSports College

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YST Lead Inclusion School for Merseyside - Update

Clare Mount Specialist Sports College is the Youth Sport Trust Lead Inclusion School for Merseyside.

Here are some of things we have been up to in 2019 so far:

· Created a School Games participation opportunity for 70 young people on Merseyside with complex additional needs through the motor activities training programme

· Trained 65 training teachers at Liverpool Hope University to be able to use the motor activities training programme as part of their PE lessons

· Trained 16 young people from Wirral schools and 4 staff from the Hive Youth Zone to be wheelchair basketball activators

· Worked with LFC Foundation to deliver Unified Football sessions to over 200 young people at North Liverpool Academy, Clare Mount Sports College, Ridgeway High School, Prenton High School, South Wirral High School and Woodchurch High School

· Worked with 16 young people and 16 young people at Prenton High School and Clare Mount Sports College to look at how girls with autism can be supported to ‘Find their Tribe’

· Trained 5 teachers and 2 LJMU Sport Development students in how to run inclusive focus groups to find out what barriers female students with autism may face and how to overcome these.

We have been listening to what the young people want, and will be using the Focus on Me student voice going forward.  The young people will be getting themselves involved in glowsports and horse riding!

· Trained 100 sports leaders, teachers and teaching staff in Prenton High School, Clare Mount Sports College, Ridgeway High School, Birkenhead Prep School, South Wirral High School and Weatherhead High School in England Boccia Skills Award with employability skills

· Trained 175 training teachers and primary school teachers on how to be more inclusive when teaching PE and Sport

· Trained 32 Active Age Leaders from South Wirral High School and Clare Mount Sports College

· Having now gained important skills from the training, the young people will be working with older people in the community using the power of sport and physical activity to bring the generations together

Schools, local authorities, care organisations and the Department for Education are watching this project closely across the UK!


· Worked closely with our ‘soft federation’ partner school Orrets Meadow Primary to develop autism resources and outstanding ideas for young people with autism in PE in primary schools

· Worked with 13 training secondary PE teachers to create and deliver an Inclusive Tag Rugby Festival at Clare Mount’s Sport Premium partner school Holy Spirit Primary for 60 young people

· Worked with the LTA Foundation to offer 26 young people from Clare Mount Sports College the chance to access personal growth and life skills though the ‘Beyond the Baseline’ programme