Any teachers on here
Hi I teach in a behaviour unit. We’re offering different projects next year and have been asked to incorporate things that we have an interest in. I’ve put forward MTB, Cyclocross, road, track and bmx projects.
May be pushing my luck a little.
don’t worry about H&S as long as you’ve got all the relevant risk assessments sorted.
With the extension of the school day schools will be crying out for different groups to come in to school to offer extra curricular activities.
You could also get in touch with British cycling and see what relevant coaching certificates they offer.
RobPosted 8 years agosquattingmouseMember
Had a look at getting MTB group going but the insurance requirements brought it to a halt (local authority supported it right up until we requested funding for training me and one other teacher as instructors…)
We’re trying to club together with some other schools to get a group running.Posted 8 years agoSpamfMember
I beg to differ with the last caller. Its not all about the “risk assessment” (although clearly this must be accurate and comprehensive). Its all about “informed parental consent”. As long as parents know what their child will be doing, and have signed to say they are happy for them to do so, you are in the strongest legal position and are covered as long as you can show you have followed “best practice”.
Any school can get “Go Ride” status. The requirements are to have a qualified BC coach (I went on a one day “teachers” coaching, cost £95). You then set up a club in school and register the club with BC (cost £30). A handy bag of resources is then yours, together with great links with BC to support you and any rising stars you discover.
Cheers AntonPosted 8 years agooxym0r0nSubscriber
Where abouts are you based RR? – I have run Go-Ride in the past – as a teacher all that is required is a days training course (activity coach award for teachers) although I have OTC technical leader’s too. As already mentioned, this is probably your best bet.
Planning on starting one up again when the light gets a bit better…Posted 8 years agoeldridgeSubscriber
Intrigued by the idea of cyclocross for youths in a “behaviour unit”
Would that be a unit for kids whose “behaviour” is positive, constructive, supportive, consistently legal, non-violent, socially-constructive, respectful, appropriate to their age etc?
Excellent! Just the kind of people we need in the sport.
Keep up the good work,Posted 8 years agokarnaliMember
I also work in pupil referral unti and run mtb once a month for yr9, i have a smbla moutnain bike leaders award. I encoorporate some basic mechanics into it and along with some digital photograpghy work and then use this eveidence for a wider key skills award (impring own learning) this has GCSE poitns equivalence at level1 and level2, did it last year in a mainstream school all pupils passed. there is some paperwork involved. But mention you can raise a year groups points score and then money for traning may well become available.Posted 8 years agoKirilMember
Spamf we could argue we are both correct.
Parental consent will not excuse poor risk assesment and it is not a get out clause, however risk assessment is about “following the best practice” which you recommend.
Just because the parents say it’s alright doesn’t make it soPosted 8 years ago
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