Active Schools aim to provide more and higher quality opportunities for children to participate in school sport and to increase capacity through the recruitment of volunteers who deliver the activity sessions.
The Active Schools Network works together with organisations and individuals including PE staff and Sport Development Officers to provide a wide range of opportunities connected to physical education, school sport and club sport. Click here for a summary of the service overview offered to schools by the Active Schools team.
Active Schools also assists with the transition from school sport into club sport by working closely with clubs to highlight the opportunities that exist in the local community. This integrated way of working creates and develops pathways into sport and encourages longer term participation.There are two national outcomes that all Active Schools teams work towards. These are:
- Increased number of children and young people participating in school and community sport; and
- Increased capacity though the recruitment, retention and development of a network of volunteers to deliver sport in schools and the wider community.
Some key authority performance statistics published by sportscotland for academic year 2015-16 can be found here. For more information on activities taking place in West Lothian schools and communities, click here for Active School Coordinator contact details.