Who are our partners?
Sport England is the non-departmental public body responsible for building the foundations of sporting success, by creating a world-leading community sport environment of clubs, coaches, facilities and volunteers. Sport England is providing funding to support the development and delivery of the School Games. They are also working with Sports Governing Bodies and County Sports Partnerships to ensure they support and help deliver the Schools Games.
Youth Sport Trust
The Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity with a mission to change young people's lives through sport. They have been commissioned by Sport England as the delivery agent for the the School Games, providing support to help schools and other partners deliver Levels 1-3 of the School Games and support with the delivery of the annual School Games National Finals event.
Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
DCMS aims to improve the quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities. DCMS is the lead Government department for the School Games.
Change4Life encourages children and families to eat well, move more and live longer. Change4Life Sports Clubs at both secondary and primary level will link to the School Games by targeting the least active young people and encouraging participation in Levels 1 and 2 of the School Games.
Department for Education (DfE)
DfE is responsible for setting overall policy for schools. DfE is contributing to the development and delivery of the School Games.
The British Paralympic Association
The British Paralympic Association is the National Paralympic Committee for the UK, responsible for the promotion of the Paralympic movement in Great Britain and selecting, entering and funding the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic team.
The National Governing Bodies of Sport have created new sports formats for intra and inter-school competition to encourage all young people to participate, including those with disabilities.
INCLUSIVE SPORT FORMATS
The School Games Inclusive sports formats have been created to enable Special Education Needs/disabled (SEND) and non-SEND pupils from mainstream schools to compete against each other.