With teachers time at an absolute premium more and more schools are seeking to develop relationships with organisations to support the specialist delivery of specific subjects such as PE to allow teachers the opportunity to gain time for planning preparation and assessment.
SSG has over 10 years’ experience in supporting schools of all sizes in the delivery of Sport & Activity meaning we are able to provide a well-rounded and proven package that provides schools with the assurances required around the quality of delivery, planning and assessment and communication with class teachers that is required to make such a relationship a success. The most important factor being that the children receive a high quality and supported experience that enables them to achieve the very most from their PE as possible.
SSG have therefore worked in partnership with local authority advisors to develop all areas of our provision to ensure it is completely fit for purpose:
All of our instructors are trained intensively and update regularly not only of the importance having these documents but more importantly in how these documents become working practices to support the child and provide a basis for ongoing communication with school staff. We have developed a fully approved series of long term planning, medium term schemes of work and short term lesson plans that are used as a basis for planning and from which schools can select their preferred curriculum for the year.
Our instructors will have these documents with them during all school contact periods and our non-contact schools coordinator will also ensure that these are replicated and copied into a school based curriculum folder that teaching staff can access at any point for updates on children’s progress and forthcoming provision details
SSG have also developed an assessment register format that works in parallel with the national curriculum and the specific unit outcomes from term to term, this document provides an at a glance update for SSG and school staff as to each learners progress towards learning outcomes.
Each and every lesson is fully evaluated to ascertain achievement, engagement and behaviour of groups and these evaluations are used to adapt future planning and for feedback to school staff.
We are extremely proud of our delivery staff and particularly that all of our curriculum delivery team are full time employees at SSG meaning we are able to ensure that all staff adhere to the full spectrum of CPD that we require to sign them off for school hours learning delivery. We focus training on behaviour management, planning evaluation and assessment, appropriate use of equipment and space, relating delivery to outcomes and providing specific activity for the appropriate age group. We are delighted to be able to work in partnership with high quality external local authority advisors to deliver elements of this training ensuring we are always striving to develop.
We are delighted to be able to continue our drive towards establishing long term and enriching relationships with schools by providing two non-contact roles for schools in addition the delivery teams:
Schools Account Coordinator – each school will have a designated office based account coordinator to ensure that there is always someone available on the other end of the phone to support. They will ensure relevant feedback is sought, dates and timings are accurate and that if you have any question or query in relation to the provision we are able to provide you with a speedy and accurate response.
Schools Delivery Coordinator – each school will also have access to our schools delivery coordinator. This role provides on the ground support for our team of instructors providing session observations, ongoing programme support and IAG, and opportunities for team teaching and development. The delivery coordinator will also be on hand to step in should SSG staff ever be sick meaning you always have a high quality replacement in an emergency.
SSG can provide all elements of national curriculum delivery inclusive of swimming. We will work directly with your team to develop the long term planning and will continue to liaise closely throughout each term, we welcome the opportunity to deliver alongside your teaching and support staff but are equally accustomed at working independently for periods where teaching staff are required to engage in PPA periods.
Swimming is now a core element in primary curriculum and SSG are delighted to be able to support the delivery of high quality swimming lessons. With over 10 years’ experience of running swim schools SSG are perfectly placed to provide qualified specialist staff to support lessons either within your own school pool if you are fortunate enough to have access to one or to provide options around the use of private pool space at external venues.
Our staff are trained by our very own STA qualified teacher trainer staff members and we will work with schools to develop a fit for purpose swimming programme that meets the needs of schools in an inclusive and safe environment for the children.
Thank you for making our residential experience very fun and memorable.
Thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime, teaching us to live in the wild. I really enjoyed the time and memories I had.
I had the time of my life sleeping in a tent with friends and the activities.
The residential was the "funnest" 3 days of my life
The residential was amazing because the activities were fun. It was a massive experience for me and the other children. I challenged myself to do the things I had never done before.
The residential was fun and I would really like to go again next year.
I had a fantastic time!
Thank you for being kind and helpful towards me and for being a kind leader. My group all said that you were kind and I would like to say thank you again for an amazing 3 days.
Absolutely loved it and got him out in the fresh air!
Thank you for having me during the summer holidays.
Madison loves coming to holiday club. She always cant wait to come back and gets really excited when she is coming. It is great peace of mind to know how much she enjoys it and I have recommended it to friends.
A huge thank you for an excellent party. All the boys loved it and our son said it was the best birthday party ever. It was all really well organised and the leader was brilliant.
After the first lesson with Georgie and Shanesh, Lois was made to feel so special and that she could do anything! She has overcome her fear of jumping in and really looks forward to her swimming lessons. So very grateful to the instructors and they are to be praised for their efforts. Every other swim school in Bedford should be closed down and Fish2Water should take over!
My granddaughter has very much enjoyed her lessons over the last couple of years and thanks to the teachers she is now able to swim.
Teacher Ben was fantastic. He was so patient and brilliant with the kids. Both Hannah and Marcus really enjoyed their lessons.
Very happy with the lessons. Ella loves coming and is learning so much, Ben and Balve are just fantastic.
Oscar and Naomi are being taught by Emma who is absolutely superb with them. It is a pleasure to watch. Their swimming and confidence in the water is gaining weekly.
The instructors are lovely, the smaller classes are brilliant and the instructors being in the pool really helps.
Thanks for a fantastic year of swimming. Thomas has learnt so much and come on such a long way since he first started earlier this year. You have a great team of workers.
Kats mannerisms, patience and professionalism with her class is the best I have ever seen.
Wanted to communicate about my fantastic experience with the starfish class. The class was run by Cat who from beginning to end made the class not only fun for the kiddies but knowledgeable for the adults. In a 30 minute class I learnt 3 new techniques to use when swimming with my son.
Thank you Georgie and your team for the swimming lessons Ronnie has received as a result he is a very confident boy in the water.
Both Sophie and Mikey have loved their 6 years of swimming with you – Sophie from a baby. Your lessons have given them a love of swimming and a true confidence in the water. If they do go on to swim at club level then this will be because of the amazing foundations that you have laid down with your classes.
Jack thoroughly enjoyed his booster week during the holidays. I was so impressed with the friendly and competent staff, so much so that I booked Jack to start swimming every week.
I thought the trainer was outstanding, activities shown will be extremely helpful in my job.
Excellent, thank you. An enjoyable two days.
My son took part in the leadership academy and absolutely loved it, he gained his Sports Leadership qualification and cannot wait to carry on his learning, he now wants to volunteer to coach younger age groups!
My boys both love going to kidzsize in the holidays.
My 13 week old is taking swimming lessons. They are great and he is so loving it. Many thanks.
These people are the best at what they do, they take each child as an individual & help them learn!
My son loves battlefield live. Thanks to all the staff!!
I just wanted to say how amazing the Battlefield Live Birthday party was for my sons 10th birthday. From the moment the instructor came over and introduced himself to us and the boys I knew it would be fantastic. His exuberance, charisma and sense of humour were brilliant. The boys bonded with him within minutes and loved every second.
The course was superb and provided me with a wonderful foundation for teaching. Although I have been working in education for some time I learned lots of new things. It was flexible and fitted around my current job. I found it very well organised and the tutor was always on hand for additional support where I required it she really went over and above where required.
Very pleased with fish to water taken my little girl who was nervous about swimming to being fearless going under and singing the catchy tunes round the house!
Absolutely loved the course was buzzing afterwards. Learnt so much.
We are delighted to have been able to support both local authority organisations and individual schools to provide this programme of support for school staff. Schools that have invested in their staff have seen instant benefit and budget saving around external outsourcing. I really enjoyed the course. The fact that most of it was practical was great. Lots of ideas to take back to school and try to implement.
The partnership has been a refreshingly different experience of networking for us and has provided us with a number of excellent links for us to develop our business as well as have a great time with the rest of the members at the events!!
I would recommend anybody or company that if they need to go on a course to get in contact with SSG. It is great value for money, you will come away not only with your certificate, but the knowledge of knowing how to deal with someone in a situation where they need medical help.
SSG have worked with a host of local authorities, Job Centres and Funding Management Organisations to develop and deliver programmes over the last 10 years and have worked with over 3000 participants to support them move closer to the jobs market within that time. We have been delighted with the Industry Challenge programme that has been designed by SSG’s team and delivered to meet the needs of a specific group of over 50 young people within Bedford Borough. SSG have been professional and focused on maintaining our programme funding outcomes whilst making the course a really exciting and different experience for the participants. We would highly recommend their services. October 2015