School Games Mark
The School Games Mark is a award scheme to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping Young People active. It aims to help schools to effectively reflect on their engagement in the School Games and to also reflect on the difference that they are making for those young people that need to be physically active the most.
For 2021/22, schools will be able to apply for Bronze, silver and gold awards against a nationally recognised set of criteria. Platinum is also applicable for those schools that have previously held the award or have achieved gold for 4 consecutive years.
Schools will be able to apply for School Games Mark via their log in on the School Games Dashboard from the 4th May 2022
Schools will need to demonstrate how they are/have:
- Maintaining and growing their school’s engagement in the School Games and their delivery of 60 active minutes for every child
- Targeting young people who need the intervention most (particularly but not exclusively those form low socio economic backgrounds, minority ethnic groups and SEND) to improve their physical literacy, social, emotional and physical wellbeing.
- supporting young people at transition points (Yr.3 and Yr.7/8 as well as those in 3 tier systems) and how secondary schools are engaging in the School Games
- Creating positive experiences that support the character development of their young people including leadership and volunteering
- Advocating to key stakeholders how the School Games makes a meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people, including engaging and educating their parents
School Sports Organising Crews
School Games have produced guidance for schools that want to set up a School Sports Organising Crew. This a great way to develop the skills of young people and support the school games work that you are doing.
Kieram has also recorded a short video about Sports Organising Crews. Please get in touch if you would like any support with your Sports Organising Crew.
Developing your School Sports Organising Crew
A brief overview of what School Sports Organising Crews are, what they can do and how to set one up