schools can demonstrate the impact of pupil premium and sport premium
is proven to work regardless of socio-economic background
is personalized and can be included in an individual learning plan
delivers impact reports to show individual pupil progress

The STEP Physical Literacy Program

STEP is a Program of exercises performed twice a day for 10 minutes. Children who take part in STEP are proven to learn more efficiently, socialise more easily and participate more positively both inside and outside the classroom.

The physical exercises achieve positive outcomes in THREE core areas:

Pilot Study
2015/16 Results
Improved English
Improved Math
Improved Reading
Improved Spelling

Figures show percentage of students moving from below to on or above target

The STEP Program of exercises is proven to improve academic capabilities, sporting ability, self-esteem and confidence. STEP demonstrates that physical literacy can equate to cognitive enhancement.

Pilot Study
2015/16 Results
Average Increased Coordination Per Child

STEP is a series of personalised physical exercises that stimulate the cerebellum to function more efficiently. This in turn allows the cerebrum to function more effectively unlocking potential to learn, participate and socialise for every child at their best capability. By refining the core physical skills of balance, coordination and eye tracking, children are given the opportunity to unlock their potential to learn.

Pilot Study
2015/16 Results
Improved Student Ability to Achieve
Improved Self-confidence

“With consistency, commitment, accuracy and dedication you will see results - so go for it, why wouldn’t you?”

Teacher, Ashford School

The STEP Program offers teachers the opportunity to manage behaviour issues with an online resource that engages a struggling student in a course of fun, repetitive exercises and automatically logs progress giving visibly positive results.

STEP Partners


Microsoft believes that technology, combined with education, provides the path to enable individuals, communities and nations achieve their potential. A well-educated population is vital to ensure a successful future. Harnessing the power of technology to support innovation helps people all over the world think differently and solve problems in ways never before imagined.

“I am excited to see how emerging technologies can be used to help people in ways we have never imagined. Innovations in technology have the potential to make learning fun and engaging and can lead to the learning process being an even more rewarding experience.”

Liam Kelly, Microsoft UK


The Independent Association of Prep Schools is a schools association, representing around 670 preparatory schools – the majority of IAPS’ schools are in the UK, with other locations including Africa, The Middle East, Singapore and the USA.

British Dyslexia Association

10% of the population are dyslexic; 4% severely so. Dyslexia is identified as a disability in the Equality Act 2010. Many of the dyslexic people across the UK, whether adults or children, are unable to fulfil their potential as a large percentage of the population still do not understand what dyslexia is, the difficulties which the condition presents and do not know how best to support them. Dyslexia is not an obvious difficulty; it is hidden. As a result, dyslexic people have to overcome numerous barriers to make a full contribution to society.

The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

UKactive kids

UK Active is a not-for-profit body comprised of members and partners from across the UK active lifestyle sector. The UK active focus is a long-standing and uncompromising vision to get more people, more active, more often.

ukactive kids works with its partners to:

Help inform government policy with insight from the playing fields, playground and sports halls of thousands of schools and community settings across the country

Shape the direction and strategy for the sector, with a direct voice through to the ukactive board.

Create a vision and structure for delivery and influence the lives of hundreds of thousands of children for years ahead

Define standards and good practice, helping to ensure the safety of children who participate in member led activity

Where needed, work with key stakeholders to put in place regulations & accreditation in place to uphold standards

Stimulate the growth of the sector and the achievement of the vision of more children, more active, more often

Unlocking potential through physical literacy one STEP at a time

The Independent Association of Prep Schools is a schools association, representing around 670 preparatory schools – the majority of IAPS’ schools are in the UK, with other locations including Africa, The Middle East, Singapore and the USA.

“IAPS has worked closely with STEP during the last two years, advising and assisting the development of their Program. We have been deeply impressed with the teams dedication, willingness to listen and to adapt. STEP is a Program that has the opportunity to provide significant lasting impact on children’s physical and emotional well-being, whilst also showing a direct link to academic improvement.

IAPS is pleased to now be in a position to endorse STEP as a Physical Literacy Program for its partner schools.”

Mark Brotherton, Director of Education IAPS

Conor Davey

Founder & CEO

Kenny Logan

Physical Literacy Champion