Glasgow Education Services PEPASS Team has a team of Active Schools Co-ordinators (ASC’s) who work with Primary, Secondary and ASL establishments across the city.
The team work to provide more and higher quality opportunities for children and young people to participate in sport and physical activity before school, during lunchtime and after school.
The team also manages and provides access to world class and local events and competitive opportunities for pupils across the city.
A key area of focus to developing school sport is through the leadership programmes for pupils and building capacity through the recruitment, retention and development of a network of deliverers and volunteers.
Collaboration and partnership working is critical to the success of Active Schools. Co-ordinators work closely with parents, school staff and pupils to provide opportunities that reflect young people’s interests and connect to physical education and local community opportunities. Beyond the school environment Active Schools coordinators work with a range of partners including local sports clubs, sports development officers, community sport hubs, colleges and universities to provide pathways to support young people to stay involved and progress in sport.
In doing so Active Schools contributes to the health and being agenda, development of vocational skills and widening achievement of the young people in the city.