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Oasis Academy MediaCityUK aims high with sporting achievement

Oasis Academy MediaCityUK aims high with sporting achievement

A Salford secondary school is celebrating after striking silver for sporting success.

Schools that achieve the Quality Mark share our belief in the value of high quality PE and sport and the positive impact it has on young people’s journey through education.

Oasis Academy MediaCityUK, situated in the heart of Manchester and serving the community of Salford has achieved the Silver Quality Mark from the Youth Sport Trust.

The Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark is online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised badge of excellence for PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for their development plan.

The tool has been aligned to Ofsted guidance supporting the PE and Sport Premium and comprises a series of benchmarking statements, including the quality of PE, and the quality of school sport.

Oasis Academy MediaCityUK is already part of the Oasis Network for Sport, Health & Well-Being and is proud to be a registered member of the Youth Sport Trust.

The Youth Sport Trust has a strict marking criteria, which scores schools on; PE vision, leadership and management, high quality PE, school sport and physical activity, and using high quality PE, school sport and physical activity to drive whole school improvement. The academy has being doing just this and has been awarded silver.

Marie Dillon, Principal at Oasis Academy MediaCityUK, said; “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Silver Quality Mark.”

“This recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible sporting experiences for the young people at our school.”

Schools are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold status, which reflect efforts in using PE and sport to raise achievement.

Vicky Bent, Curriculum Leader for PE, added; “We have generated a key action plan to help focus on areas of improvement as well as highlighting strengths and to help with future development plans.”

It doesn’t end there for Oasis Academy MediaCityUK, Lorna attended the Sport England Launch at St. Patricks last week which is a brand new project called ‘Positive Futures’ starting from January 2020 with an aim to increase confidence and attitudes and encourage students to be physically active.

The academy has been offered six wees of free provision and sport provided by Sport England who is an external instructor delivering a session once a week, once complete they will receive £250 for the PE Department.

The Youth Sport Trust, congratulated the school and said; “Congratulations to Oasis Academy MediaCityUK for achieving the Youth Sport Trust Silver Quality Mark.”

“Schools that achieve the Quality Mark share our belief in the value of high quality PE and sport and the positive impact it has on young people’s journey through education.”

“PE and school sport helps young people to live healthy and active lives and helps them achieve their personal best in school and life.”

Daniel Marsh