• White Lee Road Batley West Yorkshire WF17 8AS

MATP

Motor Activity Training Programme

MATP is a programme specifically designed to enable pupils with severe profound and multiple impairments and/or complex needs to participate in sports activity within the Special Olympics. MATP at Fairfield School gives pupils an opportunity to challenge themselves as well as showcase the core set of four skills they have been training on. These include:

  1. Mobility (Gross Motor Skills)
  2. Dexterity (Fine Motor Skills)
  3. Striking (Upper Body)
  4. Kicking (Lower Body)

Benefits to Pupils

  • Increased physical activity that leads to improvement in motor skills, physical fitness and functional ability
  • More opportunities to perform sports activities
  • Development of a more positive self- image through skill acquisition
  • Greater family interaction through sport involvement
  • More opportunities to develop friendships with other athletes, family members and engage the community

The MATP programme is well embedded at Fairfield and we  continue to demonstrate that it an integral part of our PE curriculum in ensuring students are able to  work towards personalised goals in these sessions. and make good progress in their physical skills and personal development.

We are currently working towards the MATP Gold Accreditation Award in recognition of good practice.