The Pathway to Podium initiative has been endorsed by United by Birmingham 2022.
What is Pathway to Podium?
The Pathway to Podium initiative has been designed to recognise and encourage schools' contribution to Physical Education, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA).
It celebrates the positive work that schools are delivering in terms of PESSPA and supports schools to improve their offer for the benefit of children and young people.
Pathway to Podium is available for all schools across Birmingham and is designed to use the 2022 Commonwealth Games as a tool to increase the opportunities for young people to be active for a minimum of 60 minutes every day.
How does Pathway to Podium work?
Pathway to Podium will provide a set of criteria across 5 key areas of PROFILE, PARTICIPATION, PERFORMANCE, PEOPLE and PLACES.
Schools will complete a self-assessment on each of the 5 key areas and then receive a rating (bronze, silver or gold) based on their responses. Schools will need to evidence key strategies they have implemented, the impact this has had on the outcomes and progress for young people and their plans for future development.
Schools will use the initiative to develop an action plan that enhances their school offer in PESSPA and improves the outcomes for young people. Schools will be encouraged to re-assess on a yearly basis to evidence improvements.
How do schools get involved?
The Pathway to Podium initiative will be open to all schools in Birmingham from September 2020. We will announce further details of how schools can get involved in September, but if you wish to register your school's interest in being involved then please email firstname.lastname@example.org