Following the nationally acclaimed Sky Sports Living for Sport project of 5-a-side football in improving the outcomes for learner in Maths, Parkside School has again been nominated for two prestigious awards; Outstanding project of the year 2017 and Outstanding contribution by a teacher.
The 2017 Sky Sport Living for Sport project nomination reflects the outstanding work of the schools Numeracy Co-ordinator, Emma Brooksbank. Emma has lead a team of 48 students in delivering a weekly form time literacy and numeracy programme to over 700 students in Y7-10.
The students, under the guidance of Emma, plan, deliver and administer the programme to great effect and ensure that literacy and numeracy have a very high profile at the start of the day.
Deputy Headteacher, Matt Barratt, has been nominated for Sky Sport Living for Sport Outstanding contribution following his leadership of the projects over the last 2 years.
Matt added “ The nominations awarded to the school are a fantastic reflection of the hard work and dedication of the staff that have been involved. All the projects undertaken have proven to have a significant impact on the progress of the students involved and also in their own personal development and attitudes to learning.”
Matt went further to add that the work of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Mentor, Paul Broadbent (ex Rugby League Great Britain International) had also been integral in helping inspire the pupils he has worked with. “The input given from Paul was both heartfelt and inspiring… It left pupils feeling capable of achieving anything!”
The school now competes against a shortlist of schools from all corners of the United Kingdom to become the Sky Sport Living for Sport Project of the year and hopefully build on its highly commended project from 2016.