Marriotts Sports College
The recent Government cuts for School Sports has meant that school’s receiving funding as a Sports College has ceased to exist and therefore Sports College status is now a complicated concept. However, here at Marriotts the ethos behind Sports College Specialism burns brightly with a 3 fold dimension.
Firstly the PE Faculty, the flagship department for the Specialism, strive to be innovative and creative in the delivery of a varied sports curriculum. Teaching expectations are high and ensure that all students receive consistently good to outstanding PE lessons. The success of this ethos has recently been highlighted in lesson observations and the most recent OFSTED visit. Teachers within the PE Department are also used to assist in the development of teaching and learning throughout the whole school as part of the Specialism.
Secondly the PE Faculty have a well structured Curriculum Leader Programme as a Specialism feature which ensures students receive the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through lunchtime clubs, lessons and primary school links. This programme is also used as a vehicle to enhance student’s motivation to learn across all areas of the school. Potential students are identified through the curriculum and go through a stringent application, interview and induction process. All students are given the chance to qualify their experience by logging their volunteering hours on the STEP INTO SPORT initiative run by the Youth Sport Trust. Also students undertake the JSLA qualification. Additionally the Specialism has high expectations of the leaders as role models around the school and a monitoring system is in place to track students closely. This is system set for the Head of Specialism to liaise and collaborate with the Pastoral area of the school. It is a Specialism aim that this programme is implemented as a uniform leadership system throughout all curriculum areas to promote effective leadership opportunities throughout the school community.
Thirdly the Sports College actively supports the community sport links through the Stevenage Sports Partnership Legacy now operated by the Sporting Futures team. This gives all Stevenage schools, both Primary and Secondary, the opportunity to take part in sport through festivals, mini Olympic events and other various sporting competitions. Sporting Futures is also another avenue for student leaders to gain experience and progress to sports ambassadors.
Overall it is a clear aim that the Specialism is utilised to have an impact in leadership and raising achievement not just in sport, but also in the wider school community.
- Black polo shirt*
- Black sweatshirt*
- Black shorts*
- Training shoes
- Plain black football socks
- Football boots
- Gum shield
Students are encouraged to bring black tracksuit bottoms for winter PE lessons as directed by PE staff.
*All the above should be purchased online from our uniform supplier and come with our school logo: Sportswear International – please enquire for prices and sizes. Additional optional items of PE clothing are available from our online supplier.