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IGNITE

The IGNITE Sports Programme

What is the IGNITE Sports programme? 

LGJS PE Department want every child to get the right level of support to maximise their potential throughout their school life and beyond. We ensure that any pupil who is involved in sport at a high level outside school has been credited. We also ensure that pupils in Years 3 – 6 are recognised under the following the criteria.  

Throughout the year these selected pupils will be given the opportunity to be involved in various activities and sessions aimed at developing their holistic sporting ability – both mentally and physically.  

Potential areas to be included are: 

  • Sports Nutrition, Psychology and recovery 
  • Targeted interventions with fitness during lessons throughout the year 
  • Encouragement (possible requirement) to play for a sports club(s) outside of school   
  • Discussion group surrounding the 5 capabilities, on how to live and breathe them. 
  • Fundamental skill clinics for various sports 
  • Used to meet and greet visiting schools and teams 
  • Used as ambassadors during the KS1 and Foundation Stage sports days on Sports Week.  
  • Expectation to promote and foster a love of sport in line with the department policy of ‘Sport for All’ 

Pupils will be selected to join the Ignite Programme based on the capabilities listed below: 
 

Physical  

The physical skills needed for success in a sport. Has a proactive attitude towards being ‘physically fit’ for their sport(s). 

Social  

Is able to communicate effectively with those around them – both players, staff and coaches. Always remembers that sport is meant to be FUN and is a role model to those around them. Is ALWAYS supportive to those who may be struggling and is always willing to offer advice (when appropriate). 

Creative  

Being able to perform creatively and proactively with new solutions in a match or activity. Shows independence and is proactive in changing tactics/gameplay (when appropriate) in order to maximise performance.  

Personal  

Takes pride in themselves on and off the sporting field, for example: is well-behaved round school, is always on time, is confident and a good ambassador for the school when meeting and greeting opposition, is smart and professional in their appearance (with uniform and kit). Helps staff out when required at sports days, open days, whole school events, etc.  

Teacher assessment of the 4 capabilities 

Physical 

  • Explores and develops skills demonstrating control, fluency and quality in a range of activities 
  • Demonstrates an outstanding level of physical fitness in the majority of the fundamental components: stamina, agility, speed, power. 
  • Demonstrates a range of skills in different compositional and tactical situations  
  • Demonstrates good peripheral vision and use this in a range of situations across activities  
  • Shows precision when executing movement skills with high levels of co-ordination and balance 

Social  

  • Demonstrates the ability to take the lead when working with others  
  • Communicates clearly to others when describing their performances showing an understanding of tactics/strategies and compositional ideas  
  • Demonstrates the ability to make good decision when working collaboratively  
  • Enables and empowers other pupils in participating effectively in activities 

Creative 

  • Demonstrates the ability to transfer skills effectively across a range of activities  
  • Consistently demonstrates in matches what has been learnt and developed in practice as opposed to just using the ‘basic’ skills. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan and utilise a range of strategies in a number of activities  
  • Shows excellent awareness and adaptability in matches to overcome opponents 
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses, offering suggestions for improvement, across a range of performances   
  • Uses a broad analysis vocabulary when describing performances 

Personal  

  • Shows motivation, commitment and focus when working  
  • Demonstrates the ability to self-regulate learning in independent learning environments   
  • Demonstrates the ability to evaluate their own performance effectively  
  • Handles feedback in a constructive way and uses this to develop levels of performance