PE and Sport - Out of School Hours Learning Guide
Last updated 13 August 2008, created 18 June 2008, viewed 2,160
ContinYou, the Youth Sport Trust and BIG have produced this free guide to help people working across the school sport network to develop the quality and the impact of their out of school hours learning (oshl) programmes. Principally, this guide is aimed at supporting people involved in designing and More… delivering the Big Lottery funded School Sports Co-ordinator (SSCo) programme, but it is equally relevant to all physical education and sport-based oshl programmes.
The purpose of an oshl programme is to provide learning activities to encourage and motivate targeted groups of pupils, build their self-esteem, and help them reach higher standards of achievement across the curriculum. For PE and sport-based oshl, a key additional aim is often to increase participation in an active lifestyle. It is important to remember that BIG-funded activities are specifically targeted at young people who are the most disadvantaged or disaffected, and young people who do not currently participate in PE and sport.
Oshl programmes offer the opportunity to reach a range of young people who might not otherwise be engaged with the curriculum or mainstream school. This guide is intended to act as a starting point
for designing oshl activities and programmes; by no means is it comprehensive.
Many more sources of information, research and guidance are constantly being developed in this field, some of which are signposted in this guide. Keep referring to the ContinYou and Youth Sport Trust websites for updates on the latest information in this area . www.youthsporttrust.org) or from ContinYou’s
The guide also contains background information on tools that can be used for monitoring and evaluation, together with six different
questionnaire templates .