Next Step: School Hub
A 2016 survey identified that (77%) of school Principals are concerned they lack resources to support children with special needs. This data unfortunately confirms our experience of working with over 300 families in the past 7 years
Special needs students are observed to be isolated when participating in mainstream sport at school. Reasons have been described as:
• lack of social interaction skills,
• sensory deficiency,
• low hand/eye/foot co-ordination,
• lack of movement skills and need for targeted skills development
Next Step School Hub pilot program in 2018; 13 Ryde families and 3 local primary schools sought to deliver on our mission to remove the barriers to children’s participation in sport after transitioning to primary schools.