1. SCHOOL GAMES MARK 2023/24
The focus for School Games Mark 2023/24 remains constant and continues to be positioned as a tool aimed at helping schools effectively reflect on their engagement in the School Games. The award will continue to be centred around the School Games outcomes (see below) and schools will need to demonstrate their engagement. This will be done through the levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Purpose- To reward and recognise a school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active.
See School Games Mark criteria here.
1. Maintaining and growing your school’s engagement in the School Games and your delivery of the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) 60 active minutes for every child or 20
minutes for SEND young people.
2. Delivering and engaging in competitions that has clear intent and creates positive experiences based on the motivation, competence and confidence of your young people that need support most.
3. A clear focus on transition points (e.g. Yr.3 and Yr.6/7 as well as those in 3 tier systems) and how secondary schools are engaging in the School Games.
4. Supporting the personal development of targeted young people through youth engagement and leadership.
5. Advocating and engaging key stakeholders on the value of the School Games to support local provision and improve the experiences for your young people and their families.
School Games Mark 2022/23
We are pleased to annouce that the following Gateshead Schools have successfuly completed the School Games Mark and their certificates have been posted directly to the schools.
|St Philip Neri
|Lord Lawson of Beamish
|St Joseph's, Blaydon
|St Joseph's, Birtley
|St Mary & St Thomas Aquinas
|St Mary's, Whickham
|Hill Top School
|Winlaton West Lane
2. INCLUSIVE HEALTH CHECK
What is it?
• It is a resource that has been designed to allow for self-review of your provision of inclusive School Games opportunities.
• It is made up of just 20 questions which all require a yes/no answer and there is no pass/fail.
Why complete it?
• The process is a great way to help you refect on your current school games provision and
how inclusive this is for all young people in your school.
• You will be signposted to additional resources and given top tips to support you in the next steps of
ensuring your sport provision is inclusive for all.
• Intervention can lead to increased opportunites, increased participation
and celebration of success (i.e. children, parents and Ofsted).
Completing the IHC will support you in attaining a School Games Mark.
How to complete it?
For guidance on how to complete the INCLUSIVE HEALTH CHECK, please download the IHC flyer by clicking HERE.