Leadership within sport

Leadership within sport

From the Junior School to the Sixth Form

Leadership is an integral part of education and sport is the prefect platform to promote and cultivate it. Skills, qualities and responsibilities are developed improving aspects such as communication, organisation, self-esteem, cooperation and decision-making.

In a recent survey carried out by Sports Leaders UK, 98% of teachers asked said it increased their students' communication skills and 70% of teachers said that leadership helped improve learners' attainment.

Junior School PE and Girls’ Games Coordinator Kate Wright said: "Sport has many more roles to offer other than performing; officiating and coaching are two aspects we have been focusing on here at Exeter School."

Sixth Form Sports Leaders have been significantly contributing towards the running and delivery of the Junior School’s swimming, football, rugby and hockey clubs this term.

Within PE, Junior School pupils have been able to develop their leadership skills through leading mini sections of the lesson, including questioning and answers. During Games sessions, pupils (mainly in Lower and Upper Two) have been learning how to officiate hockey, rugby and netball.

“Pupils have really enjoyed learning about hand signals, which in turn has consolidated their knowledge of the rules and the game," said Miss Wright.

“Watch this space for many more leadership within sport opportunities to follow during the rest of this academic year!”