A recent study from Cambridge University research found that children from poorer backgrounds often have fewer opportunities to take part in organised recreation and sports, and therefore experience stronger benefits when they do so. – Vasilopoulos F, Ellefson MR (2021) Investigation of the associations between physical activity, self-regulation and educational outcomes in childhood.
An intervention with proven impact can be evidenced against the spending of the Pupil Premium or Sports Premium Funding.
Greenhouse programmes give priority to healthy development and are carefully designed and delivered by inspirational coaches to be truly inclusive. With safeguarding and health and safety embedded into the culture of our organisation, we are able to deliver a safe and positive experience of sport for all.
Our programme model provides a positive and inclusive introduction to sport, physical activity and the contribution to well-being for all children.
The Greenhouse Sports programme harnesses the power of sport to provide young people with an engaging and inspirational learning environment to improve their Social, Thinking, Emotional and Physical (STEP) capabilities.
Problem-solving and Creativity
Agility, Balance and Coordination
Schools receive an annual report detailing the programme outputs, the impact it has had on attendance and STEP capabilities, with case studies and photos of students.
Miscellaneous: sessions can be used for additional referrals or small group sessions
Referrals: the coach will work with school staff to target pupils who would benefit from the programme, due perhaps to SEN, behavioural issues, poor attendance or health
Weekend Activities: The programme may include occasional weekend tournaments and competitions
Holiday Camps: The coach will provide 6 to 8 weeks of school holiday camps
Greenhouse Sports represents excellent value for money. In the successful partnership model we manage with schools, coaches deliver an outstanding full-time sports programme. Greenhouse Sports funds the majority of the programme, and we ask schools to contribute towards some of the costs; determined and agreed when establishing the school partnership. The programme costs include:
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