Kyle Levin: Head of Sports

Generation Schools Sports

To use sport as a vehicle for supporting and sustaining the ethos of Generation Schools which centres around human relationships, friendship, coeducation, academia, energy and enrichment, responsibility and leadership.

We have a mantra in the Sports Department which we often ask the learners to repeat: ‘Do YOUR best!’ This motto speaks to our philosophy of ensuring that every learner becomes the very best version of themselves.

From the youngest group of players to the eldest, our focus in every sport is very much ‘skills based’, as we are acutely aware that we are not only preparing learners for the more rigorous mental, physical and social demands of the “real world”. We are also trying to engender a love and a passion for sport in order to guarantee that all the learners continue participating for as long as they are able to, well into adulthood.

Whilst instilling those skills, we also differentiate in sports lessons, which means that we are able to offer each learner assistance, on their level of competence. We recognise that learners need exposure to competition as this is a reality in school (and life), but we still focus very much on the lessons that can be learnt and the skills that can be improved, as a result of participating.

Through the participation of all our learners in the sports programme, we are also teaching some valuable life-skills such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Respect
  • Grit
  • Accepting feedback
  • Dealing with success, failure and disappointment
  • Time management
  • Dealing with stress
  • Other skills that are sometimes learnt by ‘default’

As parents, you have an important role to play in fostering a passion for sport in your child. Positive feedback at home or on the side of the field can contribute greatly to your child’s enjoyment of sport. Together we are the role-models for your child’s future, how we behave and react will shape their opinions going forward.

Sport is a universal language which transcends all age groups at Generation Schools. It plays a central role in supporting the ethos of the school and a first-class education.

There is an opportunity for all pupils to maximise their potential via an extensive extracurricular programme which in itself caters to everyone. Learners can participate in a wide range of sports and every pupil should be able to find a skill to become engaged in as well as their personal passion. Teamwork is fostered, leaders are identified and moulded and pupils learn much about themselves and others; sport is a vehicle for personal development.

The Generation Schools sports team benefits from a team of elite and expert professional coaches, many of whom can boast their own impressive sporting achievements at a high level. In addition, the academic staff are enthusiastically committed to helping deliver the extracurricular programme.