Further Support

YST Further Support
In this section you will find links to programmes, interventions and various partners which we believe can provide additional support to you at this difficult time. Whether you're supporting young people at school or at home, we're here to help.

Primary Premium

A guide to the ring-fenced funding available for primary schools to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their children - click here.

School Sport and Competition

Return of school sport framework

Following consultation with SGOs, Active Partnerships and NGBs, we have worked collaboratively to develop a framework and planning tool which can help providers of physical activity and multi-sport competition programmes locally in the education environment. The tool poses questions and provides principles to ensure that physical activity and sporting opportunities support the most vulnerable, help students re-socialise and rebuild their physical, social and emotional confidence.

The document can be found here. There is also a webinar available which explains the framework and planning tool in more detail, you can watch it here.

School Games Active Championships

The School Games Active Championships uses the video-based platform powered by TopYa! to help young people remain active.

Primary and secondary-aged children can join the School Games Active Championships at any time completely free of charge by completing personal best style video challenges within a School Games version of the TopYa! Active app. Young people submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching from the TopYA! team of experienced virtual coaches.

For further information on how to get involved and how to make the most of the School Games Active Championships please click here.


Active in Mind

This programme offers support to young people experiencing mental wellbeing issues, using psycho-social tools and stress-busting strategies for young people - as well as creating innovative peer mentoring and physical activity opportunities.

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Well Schools Community

Well Schools aims to help improve education outcomes by placing wellbeing at its very heart to support school staff, senior leaders and young people. It isn’t a programme, quality mark or intervention; it’s all of us coming together to drive change, share challenges and solutions and help find support.


Youth Leadership

Bubble Leadership

Bubble Leadership is an exciting new concept and toolkit that aims to help you implement a leadership model that will support, encourage and motivate pupils to take part in sport, physical activity and play opportunities within the parameters of the Government’s COVID-19 return to school guidelines.

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This Girl Can…Create Change!

This resource, created in collaboration with girls and PE teachers, celebrates friends as girls’ biggest influencers. Girls take ownership of their own campaign through This Girl Can…Create Change!, building skills in leading and influencing.

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Inclusion Support

Lyfta Lesson Plans

We've worked with Lyfta and our Lead Inclusion School network to create a new guide that uniquely connects PE, school sport and health and wellbeing together through immersive storyworlds, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The aim of this collaboration is to give practitioners the opportunity to engage young people that may not have previously accessed school sport, give young people the confidence to access new opportunities, and eventually increase take up in physical activity.

The guide contains 19 lesson plan ideas and 4 assembly suggestions.

Download the document here

Inclusion 2020 activities

Our Inclusion 2020 project has seen 50 primary, secondary and special schools across England organise inclusive countrywide Learning and Discovery sport festivals. At the events, pupils of all abilities experience a variety of Para sports and get the opportunity to compete. There's a wide range of inclusive formats to take a look at from page 11 onwards.

Download the document

TOP Sportsability

TOP Sportsability is a unique inclusive activities programme developed by the Youth Sport Trust in partnership with National Governing Bodies of Sport. It can be used by schools to help engage young disabled people in PE and school sport, and support their first step into the School Games. This is a free online resource aimed at schools and consisting of video clips and downloadable content that gives ideas and strategies for including young disabled people in physical activity.

Access the resources (sign-up required)

Within the TOP Sportsability resource there is a module called Elements. Elements is a resource for young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The resource follows four themes based on national curriculum PE areas of activity. It has now been adapted for parents and carers to support their young people to be active at home.

For member schools, there are additional resources designed to build on the school resources that can support young people at home, ensuring they receive consistent high quality activity to suit their needs.

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All about Autism, All about Me

This free E-Learning aims to equip practitioners with ideas, tools and strategies to support young people to develop physically, emotionally and socially through PE.

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