Sports Leadership Academy
Sports Leaders UK launched the Leadership Academy initiative which is a scheme to reward and recognise some of its best centres who go beyond the call of duty, and thus, Barking Abbey was recognised as one of these centres, and was invited to become a Sports Leadership Academy.
Our Leadership Academy acts as a beacon of good practice to other organisations in our local area. We not only deliver Sports Leaders UK's awards and qualifications with high levels of success and enthusiasm, but by meeting the criteria, we have a very positive impact on the local community with regards to increased voluntary hours, community placements and events.
We have developed a range of creative ideas which go beyond the learning outcomes of the Sports Leaders UK leadership awards and qualifications, and offer our learners a pathway of additional opportunities, and a package of initiatives that motivate and inspire our pupils to take part in sports leadership and volunteering programmes.
We have evolved our centre and courses into so much more than 'just a sports leadership course' and Sports Leaders UK considers this evolution of delivery to be good practice.