Saints South West (Arsenal) Soccer School
Our School Link with Saints South West Soccer Schools (previously Arsenal Soccer Schools)
Positive, fun and inspiring experiences
Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the UK with many recognisable players. Children see them on the TV each week, mimic their passes and goals in the playground and are inspired to play more sport. A connection between what they see on the TV and the physical coaching experience often increases the engagement and participation levels with the programmes. Regardless of what team the children support, Arsenal’s aim is that every child has a positive, fun experience where they are rewarded for their own achievements.
Assurance of quality
Parents want assurances that their children are being taught to the highest level. Arsenal is one of Europe’s leading football clubs, with the largest grassroots football programme of any professional club in the UK. 30,000 boys and girls participate in Arsenal Soccer Schools every year. The programmes have been in operation since 1985, evolving through shared knowledge amongst qualified coaches and teaching professionals. Coaching modules teach basic to advance football skills based on the training regimes of the Arsenal First Team, which also aids in developing social and interaction skills.
The Arsenal Soccer School philosophy fits alongside our CORE values we promote in and throughout school life:
N- New thinking
A- All for one
Arsenal Soccer School’s approach to Physical Education
Our role is to support the delivery of Physical Education to ensure a sustainable legacy is met in school. Our work will include the following to ensure together we can provide evidence and meet Ofsteds examples of effective use of PE budgets and sport funding. Arsenal Soccer Schools believe that developing children's confidence, by providing opportunities to be creative, co-operative and competitive as individuals, groups and teams will promote a positive lifelong attitude towards an active and healthy lifestyle. It will contribute to whole school improvement, both academically and socially to assist in developing every child's potential to be the best that they can be.
The aim of promoting PE and School Sport is to:
•Increase participation in physical activity both within and outside of the curriculum time.
•To make all physical activities inclusive to all.
•To develop self-esteem and confidence.
•To promote positive behaviour and raise attainment.
Arsenal Soccer Schools approach to Physical Extra-Curricular activity
Extra-curricular activities are positive experiences that contribute to the wellbeing and happiness of children. Children who are involved in sports get higher grades in school and have better self-esteem than children who don’t play sport. They are also generally healthier as a result of their increased activity and have better social networks than those who don’t participate in sport.
**For a list of Arsenal Soccer Schools Clubs running at our school please view our club list sheet. All bookings for these clubs are done on the main Arsenal Soccer School website www.playthearsenalway.com /southwest
Learning & development outside of school
Arsenal Soccer Schools also have a very proactive approach to provide many children in the Southwest with the opportunity to carry on their development outside of school in many locations.
They include weekly sessions such as:
- Gunner Tots 2-4 year olds
- Mini Gunners 4-6 year olds
- Progression Training Centre’s 7-12 year olds
- Development Training Centre’s 7-14 year olds (INVITE ONLY)
- Elite Centre 7-16 year olds (INVITE ONLY)
- Post 16 + playing and coaching programme
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