The PLAYMAKERS award is a nationally recognised course which promotes and develops the following skills:
leadership / physical activity / literacy / home school relationship / confidence (particularly speaking in front of a group) / self and peer evaluation
The delivery focuses on developing learner’s leadership skills. By the end of the course, the learner will have skills to set up simple games and/or activities that they are familiar with and understand the four key factors that affect their activities. The learners will feel confident in assisting to lead a small group of peers or younger children under direct supervision. The course supports the Key Stage 2 curriculum for English, Physical Education, PSHE and Citizenship.
A great use of PE/Sport funding Playtime or Lunch Club Playground activities
This award can be the starting point for setting up a playtime activity group that the playmakers can run together under the supervision of an adult for up to 15 mins. They will have the skills to set up the activities for a given group of peers or younger children (max. 10), explain the task and tidy away the equipment. All activities must be led under direct adult supervision. This is designed to help children in school reach their target amount of movement time for the day
All candidates that complete the course competently will receive a certificate. There are extra certificates of gold, silver, bronze and outstanding contribution for pupils to work towards by clocking up leadership activities in a variety of settings for example a school time club, out of hours activity club e.g. Cubs, school fair, PE etc. These also include writing sports reports or doing displays. Each certificate is gained by completing more leadership challenges across the activity areas. Pupils record these activities in their Learners Journals.
The cost includes course delivery, candidate resources and certification for up to 15 candidates:-
£350 (plus VAT) for the course to be delivered in 2 x 3 hour blocks e.g two mornings 9.00 – 12.00, plus two optional support hours. These can be added in as part of the course.
Alternatively they can be booked in a little later as a refresher or to give children time to log their own hours.
Play Equipment The school can also purchase a bag of equipment that can aid the leaders in delivering sessions after they have achieved the award it would be appropriately stocked with the equipment they would need to run the activities they have learnt for a small group of peers or younger children. The children can have responsibility for the bag and its contents without interfering with the equipment in the PE cupboard.