Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers

Children are faced with multiple barriers every day when it comes to sports participation including financial issues, transport and lack of facilities/equipment.

As an organisation, one of our main priorities is to reduce or eliminate these barriers through our work across Greater Manchester. When tackling these problems, our coaching team came across another huge barrier that is becoming more common within communities - children growing up with Special Educational Needs. We have seen the negative effect that this can have on a child’s ability to take part and enjoy sports with their friends and family and we are determined to help solve it.

As part of our Education Programme, we have structured plans in place to support children with special educational needs within primary schools. One of these is our 1-2-1/Intervention Mentoring which is offered in addition to the current child support that is already in place within primary schools. This mentoring is extremely flexible and ranges from reading/writing support to improving the basic physical and social skills of children that have been identified by the coach or class teacher. This provision can take place during lesson time or as part of an extra-curricular activity such as a break or lunch period. An ideal tool used for pupils with Special Educational Needs.

If this provision is something that may be of interest to your school or organisation, please feel free to get in touch…