Self Assessment Workshop
Lee Ross, Active Coordinator for Scotland recently facilitated a self assessment workshop with Fife Sports and Leisure (FSL) and some of its key partners.
The workshop was arranged to kick start the organisations journey towards achieving certification to the Ispal Active, Health and Physical Activity Award. Almost 20 people took part in the workshop, including a selection of staff from Fife Sports and Leisure itself including the Chief Executive, a representative from NHS Fife, a representative from Fife Council, and representatives from St Andrews University.
The group was split into 3 groups made of participants from the different organisations present. Each group was given a set time to discuss what they believed the strengths of FSL were against the 6 key statements of the award, and also to discuss areas for improvement against the criteria.
There was a great level of discussion and debate throughout the workshop, as each group presented their findings after each discussion to generate further discussion within the room.
Although the primary reason was to inform the self assessment FSL have subsequently written, given the broad nature of the Active award discussions included many aspects which will inform future completion of aspects of the How Good is Culture and Sport framework, currently being piloted in Scotland by the HMIE.
There was a strong feeling on the day amongst the participants that the workshop was a very worthwhile and constructive way to look at the service, not just against the Active programme criteria, but against the current landscape of demonstrating the impact a service has on the community. One of the core questions of the day was to ask what difference the service makes to individuals, and if this is being demonstrated?
Should you wish to explore how such a workshop can benefit your service, and how the Active programme can assist you then please contact Lee Ross on: