Background

LGFA has developed a recognition programme for club-school links, enabling clubs and schools to formalise the excellent work they are already doing and supporting them to develop further opportunities.

 

Benefits

Each club-school link will be different; as a result each individual link will provide the schools, clubs and young people with numerous benefits. Listed below are some benefits:

 

For Schools For Clubs For Young People
·         More active, healthier students

·         Raised school profile in the community

·         Increased funding opportunities

·         Support for school & teachers- Training, Lesson plans, sports days, school teams, facilities and equipment

 

·         Raise club profile in community

·         Increase participation in the club

·         Increase the potential to recruit & develop young leaders and volunteers

·         Potential access to school facilities and equipment

·         Funding opportunities

·         Increase opportunity to play in local community

·         More active & Healthier

·         Personal development whether as a player or non-player

·         Increase number of positive experiences e.g Friends, Family, Fun, sense of identity

·         Lifelong learning skills

 

Minimum Standards:

At each level (Bronze/ Silver/ Gold) the school and club will be required to adhere to the minimum standards (basic requirements) to be awarded the LGFA development Club-school link certification.

At all levels, clubs and schools may wish to add additional elements from the examples listed below (this is not exhaustive list):

Club noticeboard in school with club information and promotional material, school use of club facilities, club use of school facilities, offer support to teachers, school teams and transport, develop interschool coaching and/or competition, club open/fun day.

 

Bronze Silver Gold
OUTCOME of Club-School link

·         Communication  2/3 times per year

·         A signed partnership agreement between club and school

·         Review at the end of agreed period of the activity including monitoring and evaluation

OUTCOME of Club-School link

·         Communication  3/4 times per year

·         Irregular Coaching/taster sessions at school or club provided by club coaches

·         A signed partnership agreement between club and school

·         Review at the end of agreed period of the activity including monitoring and evaluation

OUTCOME of Club-School link

·         Communication  4/5 times per year

·         A signed partnership agreement between club and school

·         Regular coaching opportunity on school site provided by club coaches

·         Review at the end of agreed period of the activity including monitoring and evaluation

CLUB REQUIREMENTS

The club should have:

·         LGFA affiliation

·         A duty of care and child protection

·         Record kept of new young people joining club as a result of club-school link

 

All coaches and volunteers working with young people should:

·         Have Safeguarding

·         Be Vetted

·         Be LGFA qualified

 

CLUB REQUIREMENTS

The club should have:

·         LGFA affiliation

·         A duty of care and child protection

·         Record kept of new young people joining club as a result of club-school link

 

All coaches and volunteers working with young people should:

·         Have Safeguarding

·         Be Vetted

·         Be LGFA qualified

 

CLUB REQUIREMENTS

The club should have:

·         LGFA affiliation

·         A duty of care and child protection

·         Coaching plan

·         Record kept of new young people joining club as a result of club-school link

All coaches and volunteers working with young people should:

·         Have Safeguarding

·         Be Vetted

·         Be LGFA qualified

 

SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

·         Provide a named point of contact within the school

·         Display posters and promote the club as agreed

·         Inform club of any policies and procedures specific to their school

SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

·         Provide a named point of contact within the school

·         Display posters and promote the club as agreed

·         If a coach is coming into school during school time a teacher MUST be present at all times

·         If practical coaching sessions are taking place, keep attendance record

·         Inform club of any policies and procedures specific to their school

SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

·         At least one teacher should attend min level of coaching

·         Provide a named point of contact within the school

·         Display posters and promote the club as agreed

·         If a coach is coming into school during school time a teacher MUST be present at all times

·         If practical coaching sessions are taking place, keep attendance record

·         Inform club of any policies and procedures specific to their school

 

 

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