FAQs

General

ActiveMe 360 is proud to be founded as a ‘Community Interest Company’ (CIC), or more commonly known as a Social Enterprise. We are members of Social Enterprise UK, they provide the following definition and information.

“Social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better. Like traditional businesses they aim to make a profit but it’s what they do with their profits that sets them apart – reinvesting or donating them to create positive social change.  Social enterprises are in our communities and on our high streets – from coffee shops and cinemas, to pubs and leisure centres, banks and bus companies.

By selling goods and services in the open market, social enterprises create employment and reinvest their profits back into their business or the local community. This allows them to tackle social problems, improve people’s life chances, provide training and employment opportunities for those furthest from the market, support communities and help the environment.

Social enterprises exist in nearly every sector from consumer goods to healthcare, community energy to creative agencies, restaurants to facilities management. Well known examples include The Big Issue, Divine Chocolate and the Eden Project but there are over 100,000 social enterprises throughout the country contributing £60 billion to the economy and employing two million people.

They’re creating jobs and opportunities for those most marginalised from the workforce, transforming the communities they work in and making the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. It’s business for good and when they profit, society profits.

  • We define social enterprises as businesses that:
  • Have a clear social and/or environment mission set out in their governing documents.
  • Generate the majority of their income through trade.
  • Reinvest the majority of their profits.
  • Are autonomous from the state.
  • Are majority controlled in the interests of the social mission.
  • Are accountable and transparent.”

To find out more visit www.socialenterprise.org.uk.

Our ‘Articles of Association’, our constitution, must comply with relevant legislation concerning the governance of a CIC. Our statutory obligations require us to submit an annual report to Companies House detailing the activities we have undertaken and how this has benefited the community. As a CIC we must ensure at least 65% of any profits we make are reinvested back into your community or into the company to benefit the communities we serve. One of our founding principles is to be transparent in everything we do, we will therefore publish reports on our website to demonstrate where your money goes. To find out more, click here.

Our founding constitution states at least 65% of any profits we make must be reinvested to benefit the communities we serve, your community. We achieve this in two main ways;

  1. Reinvesting directly into our communities using the power of physical activity, sport and education to tack an array of social issues. To find out more, click here.
  2. Reinvesting back into the company to benefit our communities, for example in employing new team members to develop, manage or deliver targeted projects. 

We provide a range of services for all ages, from toddlers to seniors, to support our vision and mission – to inspire everyone to lead active and healthy lifestyles to support and improve physical, mental and social wellbeing using the power of physical activity, sport and education – these include;

  • Our Active Schools Programmes provides tailored Physical Education, Sport and Active Learning sessions for Primary Schools.
  • Our Active Clubs provide extra-curricular sport, activity and active learning sessions, including wrap-around care for schools – i.e. breakfast and after school clubs.
  • Our Active Holiday courses are great way to keep children active during the school holidays, providing tailored and flexible childcare with an emphasis on physical, mental and social development and wellbeing.
  • Our Active Training and CPD provide a range of tailored qualifications, training and CPD for individuals, groups and organisations.
  • Our Active Communities Programme run targeted community projects through reinvesting profits we make, supporting the most vulnerable in our communities and tackling an array of social issues.

 

Yes, absolutely. We place safety at the heart of everything we do, and  to comply with regulations set by external governing bodies we have the required £10 million Public Liability Insurance. 

Yes, absolutely. All of our team members hold appropriate qualifications in order to deliver our services to meet the needs of those we work with and to achieve the high standards we expect, and demand. These include;

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Safeguarding Certificate, and supporting additional qualifications.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism (PESS).
  • Level 2 Multi-Skills Certificate.
  • Level 2 Coach Award from the National Governing Body of the specific sport.

In addition, we provide regular CPD training for all team members and ensure a rigorous and effective quality assurance strategy is in place. 

Whether you want to join our team or support us in achieving our mission there are a number of ways you can get involved with us;

  • Join our growing team and be a difference maker.
  • Become an official ActiveMe 360 Ambassador or Young Ambassador.
  • Become an official ActiveMe 360 Sponsor and Community Champion.
  • Become an official ActiveMe 360 Community Partner.
  • Complete your Work Experience or Placement with us.
  • Volunteer as a Community Activator. 

Absolutely not! We understand not everyone likes sport, we aim to have a number of alternative services and projects to keep you active and healthy, and enhance your wellbeing. 

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. It is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. The National Wellness Institute defines it as “…a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing.”

Physical wellbeing is about maintaining a healthy body attained through regular physical activity or exercise, eating well,  getting enough sleep and paying attention to signs of illness and seeking help when needed. The physical benefits of feeling good often lead to psychological benefits of enhanced self-esteem, self-confidence, control and determination.

Mental wellbeing  relates to understanding and managing your feelings and how this may impact on behaviours, including the degree to which a person feels positive and enthusiastic about themselves and their life. The World Health Organisation defines it as;

“Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

We can improve our mental wellbeing by developing positive and creative thinking, self-motivation, developing resilience and perseverance, managing emotions, building confidence and self-esteem. 

Social Wellbeing is the extent to which you feel a sense of belonging and social inclusion. Lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs are all important to our social wellbeing and quality of life.  

We can improve our social wellbeing by improving our social skills such as communication, building strong and positive relationships, teamwork, decision making, being responsible, being independent, problem solving and conflict resolution.

Active living is a way of life that integrates physical activity into your everyday routine, essential for physical and mental health and wellbeing – the more we do the more we benefit. The Chief Medical Officer recommends children and young people should engage in at least 60 minutes moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity each day, whilst adults should engage in at least 30 minutes per day.

Healthy living is about eating well, with a varied diet to meet our energy needs and support our active lifestyle.

Leading an active and healthy lifestyle is proven to support and improve physical and mental wellbeing, the benefits of which can also enhance social wellbeing.

My Booking

You can read our ‘Booking Terms and Conditions’ by clicking here.

Yes we do. You can read our video and photo consent policy by clicking here.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sometimes your booking confirmation email may end up in your email spam folder, we recommending checking this first.

We also suggest you check the email address we hold for you.

If you still cannot locate it, don’t worry, just get in touch with us and we will send you another one.

Please note

If you chose to pay by Bank Transfer or Onsite your booking will not be confirmed until full payment has been received, your booking with us is ‘on hold’. Please be rest assured though, we have allocated your booking places on our course!

If you chose to pay by Bank Transfer or Onsite your booking is ‘on hold’ until we receive full payment.

Please be rest assured though, we have allocated your booking places on our course!

If you want to make a payment earlier please get in touch with us, we’d be happy to help.

Please see our ‘Booking Terms & Conditions‘ for our cancellation and changes policy.

If you purchased our ‘360 Flex-Pass’ when you made your booking you can make free of charge changes, or cancel your booking and get a full refund up to 24 hours before your booking is due to start.

What to wear?

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for the days weather conditions – it is always a good idea to pack a coat or waterproof jacket!
  • Comfortable footwear, i.e. trainers – no heels, crocs, sandals etc.
  • Hat (if the Sun is out!)

For our football camps, please add;

  • Football boots and/or artificial turf trainers or moulded stud boots.
  • Shin pads.
  • Goalkeeper gloves if desired.

What to bring?

  • Packed lunch – to help us with any possible nut allergies we ask you to avoid nuts.
  • Still drink, ideally water in a refillable bottle – no fizzy!
  • Healthy snack for a mid-morning break – As a passionate advocate of healthy lifestyles we do not allow sweets on our courses.
  • Change of clothes.
  • Sunscreen – Please be aware that all children will be required to apply their own sunscreen.

We passionately believe children’s use of technology is positive for their development, health and wellbeing if it is used correctly, in moderation and balanced with a healthy active lifestyle. Therefore, we encourage all tech to be left at home for the duration of our courses. If any devices are brought by children to our courses we will not be held accountable for any loss.

Maths on the Move

To use physical activity to enhance confidence, learning and attainment in maths.

All learning outcomes of the maths curriculum for KS1 and KS2 – check them out here.

  • SATS booster.
  • Group interventions.
  • Gifted & Talented sessions.
  • Curriculum enrichment.
  • School holiday activities.
  • Transition programmes.
  1. Select your bespoke booklets to meet the needs and current learning of the pupils during the 12 week programme.
  2. Each session covers a different topic and at the start of each session pupils complete 5 questions.
  3. Next, pupils implement the methodology into physical activities, applying the learning to real life situations with the support of our educator.
  4. To finish, pupils complete 5 further questions.
  5. See the pupils improvements!

No pupil is the same, we get that, which is why you can tailor MOTM to suit pupils’ individual requirements. Use the programme as an intervention to support lower achieving children or extend the learning of those who are gifted and talented. The results show that, whatever the pupil’s pre programme confidence level, it is boosted upon completion of MOTM.

Funding is accessible through several streams;

  • PE & School Sport Premium – addresses key indicators and raises the profile of PE and sports across the school, as a tool for whole-school improvement.
  • Pupil Premium – raise the confidence and attainment of pupils and ‘close the gap’.
  • Maths Budget – introduce innovative methods and help people achieve national standards in maths.

Tracking pupil progress is paramount. We will provide qualified and experienced educators and learning materials, in addition to sharing the impact of MOTM via an online platform and regular reports (just the ticket for justifying your premium spends when Ofsted come knocking). 

The MOTM programme is designed and quality assured by qualified teachers. MOTM Educators complete intensive MOTM training which has been created and delivered by qualified teachers.

In addition to the MOTM training, each Educator has completed the Level 3 PESS Certificate, which is best practice qualification for non-QTS educators supporting in Primary Schools.