From underperforming to most able, disengaged to outspoken, classrooms hold children across the breadth of abilities. The STEP Physical Literacy Program works well when built into a school development plan as primary schools can aim to achieve improved progress results in a prescribed time limit.
When the ten minute, twice daily, fun physical exercise sessions were delivered over a period of one year, independent assessors noticed that STEP made a significant impact on those children whose needs were influenced by emotional and behavioral difficulties. Other kids in the group simply enjoyed the process as a fun session which gave them more physical awareness and therefore greater self-confidence.
Kenny Logan is a champion of physical literacy. He struggled at school, particularly with reading. After completing a physical literacy Program in his 30’s he began to notice a significant improvement in his cognitive skills as well as in his game. Kenny is now a champion for physical literacy across the UK.
Sports teachers, coaches, dance teachers all know and welcome physical literacy in many forms from generic sport to dance and movement. STEP is different to the others by encompassing social and emotional aspects of learning.
By being individually delivered to each child.
It can be embedded into the school day.
It underwent independent analysis from the results of 17 schools.
It received endorsement from the Education Committee of IAPS (Independent Association of Preparatory Schools).
It works in conjunction with Microsoft to join physical literacy with automated learning technology
Teachers trying to meet attainment targets for the needs of children performing below expected levels in all, or most areas of the curriculum that cannot use normal differentiation strategies are more likely to benefit from STEP.
Behaviour support plans that include a physical literacy Program as a controlled way of detailing support for students can be a positive choice when looking for stimulating activities.
Evidence-based results from 17 schools enjoying the STEP Program caught the attention of Head Teachers around the world who had children with success outcomes shown in a range of benchmarks - from reluctant readers willing to pick up a storybook to kids being selected into the sports team. Others showed visible concentration efforts in class and all teachers felt the Pilot Study had increased a feeling of well-being in the children.
Staff are trained online via a self-serving course.
Kids watch and join in with the exercises online.
School sport coordinators responsible for implementing School Sport Partnership plans for the feeder schools in their cluster can support colleagues in the delivery of high quality physical exercises by introducing STEP physical literacy sessions around school hours.
All the results from each and every child taking part in the STEP physical literacy Program are compiled in order to provide schools with sufficient progress analysis data for student performance and floor standard.