The PlayMaker Award is a great introduction into leadership giving learners the knowledge of how to organise small games and activities that can be used during curricular and extra- curricular time, lunchtimes, breaks, as well as in sports clubs outside school hours.

The PlayMaker Award aims to help learners develop leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork, as well as helping to build confidence and self-esteem as they take on the responsibility of assisting in leading their peers and younger children.

Anyone can become a PlayMaker, regardless of their sporting experience or prowess. The PlayMaker Award is designed in a way so that learners can participate and learn about key leadership skills. The recommended age range is 9-11 years old.
Sports Leaders UK suggest approximately six hours for delivery of this Award. However the length of the course will depend on your learners’ ability and the time you have available. We are able to deliver either as part of a series of weekly sessions or as a dedicated PlayMaker Award club during lunch times or after school.



“The Playmaker award is the perfect introduction into leadership for pupils aged nine and over. The course is designed to give learners knowledge of how to organise small games and activities that can be used during curricular and extra curricular time as well as lunchtimes and breaks. By developing essential leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork the course helps to build confidence and self esteem as the children take responsibility for assisting in leading their peers”

We will continually measure, assess and evaluate the impact of all our services within your school throughout the academic year. By measuring against the governments 5 key improvement indicators we are able to provide vital written evidence to demonstrate effective use of your schools P.E and school sport spend.

Increased participation in P.E and competitive sport.

The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Kick starting healthy active lifestyles.

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff and pupils within teaching P.E and school sport.

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

The profile of P.E and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.

“Our coach is in regular contact with our PE leader to ensure that everything is running smoothly and that all staff understand the sessions that are being delivered and their roles in the delivery. Synergy have also worked with us to develop our long term P.E plan, to ensure that we have full coverage of all areas across the year groups”

Garth Hicks | Head Teacher
Bardney CoE and Methodist Primary School