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Ashmount teacher recognised for outstanding contribution to school sport

We are delighted to announce that Ashmount's Sports and PE Subject Leader Aimee Merison has been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the 'Outstanding Physical Activity, Sport and School Sport' award in this year's Charnwood Sports Awards. 


The majority of our students have always accessed in-school swimming sessions at least once a week, in addition to a range of PE and sports activities and physiotherapy programmes throughout the school week.


However, in 2018/19, our Class Teacher and PE Coordinator Aimee Merison implemented a new swimming programme across our whole school which resulted in almost all pupils taking part in Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) accredited programmes.


In 2018/19, Aimee personally ensured that all pupils received an award, and the school agreed to fund each pupil’s first swimming certificate and badge.


In July 2019, Aimee organised a swimming awards event for our students, their parents and carers, staff and governors, to celebrate their children’s swimming achievements. The feedback from those who attended the event was overwhelmingly positive.


In July 2019, Aimee led the school in being awarded the Youth Sports Trust Gold Award, and the School Games Gold Mark for the fourth year in a row.


During 2018/19, Aimee has worked with Leicester City Football Club to pilot their English All Stars Programme for children and young people with special educational needs. This has resulted in our pupils being provided with access to weekly lunchtime and after school multi-sports clubs and a weekly football tournament led by Leicester City coaches.


During 2018/19, Aimee organised for our students took part in a range of additional sports and PE activities, including: dance performances at The Curve and Loughborough Town Hall; and a 10 week programme of BMX sessions.


Aimee always goes the extra mile to promote the benefits of physical activity and sport with our students, and so it is wonderful to see her hard work recognised in this way.