School Games Gold Award
In the summer of 2018 we gained the Gold Level for the School Games Mark and maintained it in 2019.
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
What we have to do for Gold
Increasing Engagement in School Games
- Provide all students with two hours of timetabled Physical Education per week (within the curriculum only) and have extra curriculum provision inclusive of physical activity in addition to this – applicable to years 3-11 only.
- Engage at least 50% of pupils (20% for special schools/PRUs) in extracurricular sporting and physical activity every week – applicable to years 3 -11 only.
- Over the course of the academic year, have targeted provision for those least active young people in your school and a minimum take up of at least 15% from those identified as least
active at the start of the academic year. This take up needs to be sustained over a term – applicable to years 3 -11 only.
Developing Competitive Opportunities
- Use the School Games formats to provide the opportunity for both boys and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition.
- Use the School Games formats to provide the opportunity through inter-school competition (Level 2) for both boys and girls to take part in B and C team standard competition.
- Promote the School Games inclusive of physical activity to parents and the local community at least once a fortnight using newsletters, website, social media and local press.
Workforce – Broadening The Range Of Opportunities
- Every young person is provided the opportunity to learn to lead through curriculum PE as part of the lesson structure.
- Engage a representative group of students in leading, managing and officiating in School Games activity. (15% for schools/special schools and 6% for FE/PRUs)
- Have a School Sport Organising Committee or Crew in place that influences provision.
- Utilise sports coaches, volunteers or other providers to support school sport and physical activity delivery that complements your School Games Organiser’s (SGO) provision.
- Primary Only – have completed the self review tool (Activity Heatmap) on www.activeschoolplanner.org and can demonstrate some of the principles of an active school.
- Have active links with at least five local community and pathways sport/physical activity and leisure providers e.g. sport clubs, leisure centres, youth centres etc (two for special schools/N/A for PRUs) where the link is a signposting function (posters/assemblies etc) including of two (N/A Special Schools and PRUs) where the relationship is about the provider delivering taster sessions on site or the school/educational institute is a partner host site for the activity and young people are actively engaged to attend. Simply letting your facility to a club does not constitute a link.
Increasing and Sustaining Participation
- Train and engage wider school staff in the delivery of school sport and physical activity.
You can find out more about our competitive sporting achievements, click here.
For more information about the School Games, click here.