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Alternative Provision and the School Games

Posted 16 Jun 2021, 3 p.m.

Over the 2020/21 academic year, there has been a focus on Alternative Provision and the School Games. Here you can find a list of the blogs shared on this topic and supporting resources.

Active Derbyshire and Active Nottinghamshire share learnings from COVID-19

Posted 20 May 2021, 10 a.m.

Colleagues in Active Derbyshire and Active Nottinghamshire have been working closely with their SGOs to capture some of the learnings from their COVID-19 provision and have shared them with us to help the wider network.

Engaging Alternative Provision in the School Games: New activity in a familiar setting

Posted 15 Jul 2020, 1:04 p.m.

Young people within a pupil referral unit (PRU) demonstrate their capacity to try an unfamiliar activity when presented within a familiar context

Engaging Alternative Provision in the School Games: A staged approach

Posted 14 Jul 2020, 1:04 p.m.

The value of giving young people the chance to succeed, with potential for a project to develop further once confidence has grown

Engaging Alternative Provision in the School Games: Cascade responsibility

Posted 14 Jul 2020, 1:04 p.m.

Educate, inspire and give settings responsibility to cascade knowledge and deliver events within their own settings in order to ensure a sustainable model.

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Online resource inspires offline activity

Posted 1 Jul 2020, 2:42 p.m.

Further exploration of the benefits of virtual reality resources will help practitioners to understand the potential for the tool to support engagement with physical activity offline.

Davenant Foundation School, Essex

Posted 24 Sep 2019, 12:54 p.m.

This is one of four case studies funded and administered through Sport England that illustrate the partnership work undertaken by Youth Sport Trust Lead Inclusion Schools, Local Authority staff and community sports providers to explore and enhance the Local Offer for young people with SEND and how this is communicated. The project advocated collaborative approaches, student voice and added value experiences via improved signposting.

Enhanced Communication, Friars Academy, Northamptionshire

Posted 12 Sep 2019, 12:54 p.m.

This is one of four case studies funded and administered through Sport England that illustrate the partnership work undertaken by Youth Sport Trust Lead Inclusion Schools, Local Authority staff and community sports providers to explore and enhance the Local Offer for young people with SEND and how this is communicated. The project advocated collaborative approaches, student voice and added value experiences via improved signposting.

School Ownership of Inclusive Practice, The Lakes School, Cumbria

Posted 12 Sep 2019, 12:54 p.m.

This is one of four case studies funded and administered through Sport England that illustrate the partnership work undertaken by Youth Sport Trust Lead Inclusion Schools, Local Authority staff and community sports providers to explore and enhance the Local Offer for young people with SEND and how this is communicated. The project advocated collaborative approaches, student voice and added value experiences via improved signposting.

Awareness Building, Alfriston School, Buckinghamshire

Posted 12 Apr 2019, 12:54 p.m.

This is one of four case studies funded and administered through Sport England that illustrate the partnership work undertaken by Youth Sport Trust Lead Inclusion Schools, Local Authority staff and community sports providers to explore and enhance the Local Offer for young people with SEND and how this is communicated. The project advocated collaborative approaches, student voice and added value experiences via improved signposting.

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Yorkshire Inclusive Health Check

Posted 1 Jan 2019, 2:57 p.m.

As Inclusion Lead based at Newsome High School in West Yorkshire and School Games Organiser (SGO), Linda Stacey ensures that the 46 schools that she supports all understand the value of the School Inclusive Health Check.

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Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Inclusive Health Check

Posted 1 Jan 2019, 2:41 p.m.

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire have a School Games County Strategic Board (formerly Local Organising Committee). The Board ensures highly effective provision for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Active Dorset Inclusive Health Check

Posted 1 Jan 2019, noon

Rob Belbin sees first-hand the impact on young people of a well-executed Schools Inclusive Health Check (IHC). He and his colleagues recognised that a reflective IHC could support strategic Local Organising Committee (LOC) partners to reassess and improve their work, even those aspects that were already performing well. With the support of Active Dorset, he and fellow School Games Organisers (SGOs) developed a robust LOC IHC which partners in turn used to direct and drive change.

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Hear the story of Team GB kayaker Emily Webb

Posted 9 Aug 2017, 2 p.m.

During the summer of 2016, we conducted a series of interviews with Team GB kayaker Emily Webb, entitled: 'The Diary of a Wannabe Olympian'. You can read the series in full here.

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Goalball at Oakwood Academy

Posted 4 Apr 2017, 3 p.m.

Leigh Cooper from Oakwood Academy discusses the impact of goalball at the school.

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Q&A with Sharon Phillips: School Games Organiser of the Year

Posted 10 Feb 2017, 9 a.m.

The School Games team were delighted to have the opportunity to sit down with Sharon Phillips this week for a short question and answer session. Sharon, a senior Development Coach for the Youth Sport Trust, recently won the SGO of the Year Award.

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Sharing of good practice: young leaders at Brockwell Junior

Posted 8 Feb 2017, 9 a.m.

The following piece was put together by the Young Leaders at Brockwell Junior School. It is a fantastic example of the School Games values, as well as the ability to reflect on past accomplishments and plan for the future.

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Sharing of good practice: St.Joseph’s sports leaders

Posted 1 Sep 2016, 2 p.m.

School Games Organiser Dan Moody tracked the progress of a group of young sport leaders, the Bronze Ambassadors, over the course of two years. These were the results.

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Gareth Lowe discusses the School Games and The Keys Federation

Posted 5 Feb 2016, 9 a.m.

Gareth Lowe is passionate about getting more young people involved with sport. He is currently a part of The Keys Federation Multi Academy Trust in Wigan, where he is the Sports Leader of Purpose across four schools.

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Why teaching young people to swim should not just be a tick in a box

Posted 29 Jan 2016, 9 a.m.

Julie Simonelli has always loved school sport. However, it was swimming that caught her attention most of all, and she has since started her own club alongside her three daughters.

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