Elite Performance Coordinator SPort Scholarships

Ardingly College has a strong history and tradition in sport. Not only does it add to the culture of the school, but is central to the school's local, regional, and national identity. The college already manages the tricky balance of providing "sport for all" alongside demonstrating a proven track record for success in elite performance. This is clearly evident with the following significant sporting achievements for both teams and individual athletes over the years:

All students who have benefited from the school's current performance model.

Questions we have to ask ourselves.

1. What percentage of these students have come through the prep school/have we developed ourselves through our own elite programmes?

2. Is there more we can offer our scholars in order to support them balance their work commitments, social lives and sporting commitments?

3. How can we offer extra support within the structures we already have in place to save on cost/time and workloads?

4. How do we make the scholars feel special and supported?

5. What about those who don't make it? Do we offer a catchment net underneath the scholarship level to support and enable those who miss out the first time a second chance to win a scholarship later on in their school lives?

4. How do we monitor scholars' performances and what criteria do we use to do this? Is this easily accessible/shareable with parents?

Answer Suggestions (from me)

Incorporate monitoring and enable scholars' admin and performance using collaborative tools. This will also be a time-saving tool, increase access from athlete to mentor, parents, coaches, S&C, SMT and link with whole-school World Ready and independent skills learning approaches. This also fits in to our international school model as scholars can connect when abroad and update/communicate with mentor via internet.

Pillar 1: Technical
Pillar 2: Physical
Pillar 3: Psychological
Pillar 4: Tactical
5 - Social

Utilising the EP programme

Go beyond just performing - what about other roles in sport such as officiating, refereeing, managing, coaching? Great opportunity to use our students as a resource and allow them to get something back for time put in and link to UCAS

Sport Scholar Buddy System - Get sixth form scholars to buddy with a middle school scholar for guidance and extra support


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