Re-cap on national strategy, launched June 2011. Now nearly 2 years into the implementation. Many Colleges are using the operational plan as a basis for their own sport strategies.
Colleges are - Business like.Financially astute.Outward focused.Outcome based (funded on achievement).Great at using sport / enrichment as an engagement tool for education.Fantastic at adapting delivery programmes to suit local need.
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Engaging with FE Colleges Clare HowardHead of Sport Policy, Association of Colleges @AoC_Sports
Views on FE sport Opportunity Expensive Learning Disjointed Transition Difficult Disparity Retention Potential Amateurish Participation Under-utilised Challenging Incoherent Ad hoc Growth Developing Insular ChangeRewarding Mixed Frustrating Exciting Fun Restrictive Inconsistent Under-funded Social Enjoyable Capacity Confusing Diverse JugglingUnderachieving Successful Competitive CSMs
Facts and Myths Size of the sector: how many Colleges Type and size of Colleges Student demographics Diversity: compare 2 ‘Heads of Sport’ Working with one College, or department within a College, will not be the same as working with another!
Mission and ContextSpecialist / Land based Sixth Form CollegeLow employment GFE High employment GFERural Urban14-19 19+College based Community/Employer based
Organisational ContextMission and VisionLeadership and capacitySize – learners and budgetGeographical position – city, rural, other providersEnvironmental factors – buildings, legacyBreadth and depth of provisionQuality and reputationTypes of learners – diversity or homogeneity
How it Used to beEnrol Exams Enrol Teaching activity Summer September September Predominantly college-based Inspection every 10 years Mainly block funded
Now – Much More Dynamic September Enrol Monitoring Enrol and reporting Assessment College Self assessment Monitoring and reportingJune College, community and employer-based Monitoring and reporting Risk based assessment Assessment Assessment for inspection Silo funded Enrol College self assessment Monitoring Monitoring and reporting and reporting Enrol Assessment December
AoC Sport Survey Annual Sport Survey • Pivotal data to support the case for funding • Questions covering whole College Sport spectrum, not just participation • Much wider than old FESCo survey and new CSM reporting • Deadline late June
Some legal facts 2011 Education Act removed constraints on borrowing and provided other freedoms Colleges are accountable for use of public funds through BIS (SFA) and DFE (EFA) VAT paying, charitable Further education institution Public service duties (Equality, FOI, Procurement etc) Obligations as an employer (eg Public service Pensions) Company obligations (eg Audit, Health & Safety, Children) Subject to OFSTED 10
Funding Formula 2013/14Student National Retention Programme Disadvantage Area CostNumbers Funding Rate Factor Cost Funding allowance per student Weighting Total Programme Funding
FE Acronyms AoC ALS BCS BIS BTEC CSM ECFA EFA EMA FESCo GLH IAG IfL ILR LAD LSIS NAS NEET NIACE NVQ OIP QCA QCF SAR SFA SSC SLN STEM YPLA
AoC Sport Provide Improve Direction Delivery and(common purpose) Communication Change andAnalyse Impact Improve
National Strategy• Advocacy papers for Colleges and community sport• Annual operational plan• A diverse sector, working towards same aims
Individual College Plans Cross-cutting sport and physical activity strategy
Sport England FE team Skills Active NationalNational Level Association of Governing Healthy FE / LSIS Colleges Portfolio Group for Sport / AoC Bodies of Sport: College Whole Sport national staff Plans Sport CSPn BCS Board / national staff Networks Strategic FE Sport Groups (reps from AoC Portfolio Group, BCSRegional Level Board, CSPs, College Heads of Sport) Head of Sport SD staff / networks College CSPs Sport and Operations Maker NGBs (competition and posts participation) County Sport Partnership networks
Active Colleges Update College Sport MakersRound 1: 127 CSMs Round 2: 26 CSMs TOTAL 153 CSMsAcross 166 Colleges
FE Activation Fund: Application process • Round 2 opens in December • Pre-application briefings in November • Colleges and other organisations who can impact on FE student participation can apply • Focus on delivery over the next six months • Start thinking about the need to apply in September • Must show evidence of student consultation Creating a lifelong sporting habit 18
Impact• Progression• Employability• Cross curricular knowledge and skills• Culture and community• Self Esteem and personal developmentwww.aoccreateevents.co.uk/collegesportweek2 013
FE: DOs and DON’Ts• DO - Plan across all areas • DON’T - Overload with of the College sport initiatives and strategy, and use the programmes (keep it new networks! simple, plan early)• DO - Think recruitment, • DON’T – treat all retention, achievement, Colleges the same progression • DON’T - Duplicate• DO - Adapt the sport to monitoring expectations suit different physical environments
Thank You Contact details: Clare Howard 07775 665138Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet: @AoC_Sports