Club unveils unique new initiative
Oxford United Youth and Community Sports Trust – the official community arm of the club – have today unveiled an innovative new initiative to improve sport and PE in primary schools across Oxfordshire.
The initiative, which is believed to be the first of its type in the UK, will provide an Apprentice Teaching Assistant who can focus on delivering high quality PE and wellbeing activities for the whole school; an area that many primary schools traditionally struggle to deliver effectively with existing resources.
As part of the scheme the club has set a target of enhancing the lives of children at 25 schools across the county at first.
Oxford United Community Manager Chris Lowes said:
“The new scheme provides well trained, motivated and cost effective staff members to support the delivery of physical activity to pupils. They will develop a depth of knowledge about sports coaching and will assist teachers in deliveringcurricular PE sessions, promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and act as an additional positive role model.
“Schools Sports and PE is currently high on the Government Agenda and this initiative offers a cost effective solution whilst also allowing the school to access funding to subsidise the Apprentice wage and effectively utilise the Pupil Premium funding.”
The Club will be holding a meeting where schools can find out more on Wednesday 4th December between 4-5pm at the Kassam Stadium. Any teachers wishing to attend can do so by contacting Chris Lowes on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 337525.