Premier League Primary Stars

MK Dons SET and Premier League Primary Stars


For the academic year 2017/18, MK Dons SET are once again delivering the Premier League Primary Stars programme as the main part of our schools offer. Through this programme, we are delivering various different activities such as: curriculum PE (physical delivery) lessons; extra-curricular clubs; PSHE workshops, Literacy and Numeracy support; as well as assemblies focusing on values and behaviours on the playground.

The main part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme is the curriculum PE delivery. Not only will we be going into schools and delivering PE lessons, we are training our staff to utilise methods of up-skilling class teachers. We are offering a CPD (Continuous Professional Development) programme as part of our curriculum PE delivery, which is aimed at increasing both confidence and competence in primary school teachers when delivering PE. Many of our staff have completed – or are working towards the completion of – the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport. This qualification has provided our coaches with the tools to be able to plan, prepare and deliver high-quality PE lessons in line with the National Curriculum, in addition to learning how to lead the up-skilling process with teachers.

PSHE workshops have also been introduced to our programme for this academic year. The workshops will be based around helping young people to develop key life skills such as: resilience, self-esteem, values, inclusion, diversity, and teamwork. These workshops are designed to be interactive and football/sports-themed to try and engage participants as much as possible.

Linking into PSHE support, the Premier League Primary Stars incorporates an assembly into the programme. The assembly is titled ‘Play The Right Way’ and highlights certain values and behaviours that are important on the playground and around school, especially when playing team sports/games. The four key values on which this assembly is based are: Be Connected; Be Inspired; Be Ambitious; Be Fair. The assembly includes a video which shows both Premier League footballers and schoolchildren demonstrating these four values whilst playing football. 

In addition to PSHE, we will also be providing literacy and numeracy support. The Primary Reading Stars programme – literacy support – is designed to use football themes to engage young people in reading and comprehension. With regards to numeracy support, the programme utilises football league tables, statistics and pitch/positional dimensions to theme Mathematics work. Both the Reading Stars and the Numeracy are utilised as a form of classroom support to supplement the progress made in a school’s National Curriculum-led English and Maths lessons.

Outside of school lesson times, we also offer extra-curricular clubs in primary schools, which can take shape as either breakfast clubs, lunchtime clubs or after-school clubs. Some of our extra-curricular clubs are football-specific and designed to develop the attendees in terms of both their ability and understanding of football. However, we also deliver many extra-curricular clubs that are not football-based. We provide multi-skills clubs – especially for Key Stage One – where children play various games that are designed to develop their ABCs. We also occasionally provide multi-sports clubs that can include sports such as: dodgeball; handball; tag rugby; cricket; rounders and more. 

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