Mission & Vision
It is believed that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age six have a major impact on their future life chances. We aspire to create a caring, learning community that develops well-rounded individuals with strong values and the skills and identity to thrive within an ever-changing world.
Research on successful outcomes of early years’ provision, both in the short term and for later success in school and as adults – has pointed to some general guidance and guidelines for consideration in practice. The best outcomes for children’s learning occur where most of the activity within a child’s day is a mixture of:
- Child-initiated play, actively supported by adults
- Focused (adult led) learning, with adults guiding the learning through playful, rich experiential activities
The principal aim is to create an environment in which sport is seen as an essential and enjoyable part of education. In this way, the skills learnt will allow students to pursue varied sporting interests at school, University and beyond, with participation becoming the norm throughout life.
We trust in the concept of ‘health and fitness for all’ and believe that regardless of a child’s previous experience, size or shape we can help them find a physical activity to enjoy and one which they will hold with them for a lifetime. We aim to build positive experiences around sport whilst also striving for excellence in performance. Our goal is that by the time they leave SNA every student will not only have an appreciation of sport but also understand the importance of physical activity on their health and wellbeing.