Inclusion 2020

YST Inclusion 2020
Inclusion 2020 is the umbrella term for the Youth Sport Trust delivery of an initiative that sits within the Department for Education SEND Inclusion in PE, School Sport and Physical Activity grant.

The Youth Sport Trust is leading a consortium of organisations to increase opportunities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to enjoy Physical Education, school sport and physical activity.

We will support 50 Lead Inclusion Schools across England - hubs of expertise on inclusive PE and sport - to act as champions in their local areas. As well as staging events, they will be responsible for training staff and sharing best practice with other schools to improve the provision of PE, school sport and physical activity for young people with SEND.

With funding from the Department for Education, Inclusion 2020 will aim to reach tens of thousands of pupils, 2,800 schools and train 6,000 teachers and coaches ahead of the 2020 Games. The consortium of organisations led by the Youth Sport Trust includes Activity Alliance, the British Paralympic Association, Nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) and Swim England.

The Inclusion 2020 programme includes the following projects:

  • Learning and Discovery days - Paralympic inspired festivals 

    This project will see 50 primary, secondary and special schools across England organise inclusive countywide ‘Learning and Discovery’ sport festivals ahead of summer 2020. At the events, 3,000 pupils of all abilities will experience a variety of Para sports and get the opportunity to compete. The Learning and Development festivals will focus on inspiring pupils with and without SEND to play and enjoy unified sport together; challenging attitudes and perceptions of disabilities. 

  • My Personal Best: Character Education

    This innovation project builds upon the CPD certified My Personal Best resources and will aim to increase the number, range and quality of opportunities for all young people to participate and progress in PE, School Sport and the School Games. The project will also look at increasing the skills and confidence of the school sport workforce to provide high quality provision.

  • Swimming Review

    This innovation project will focus on increasing the provision and quality of opportunities for young people with SEND to participate and progress in swimming and water safety. The project will also look at increasing the skills and confidence of the school sport / swimming workforce to provide high quality provision.

  • Active30:30 Young Champions

    The Active 30:30 Young Champions project will specifically look at ways of developing and disseminating effective ways to deliver 30 active minutes across the school day, supporting schools and teachers to adapt activities to be more inclusive. Active 30:30 Young Champions will seek to increase pupils physical and emotional wellbeing by enabling them and their peers to consistently achieve 30 ‘active’ minutes during the school day and signposting wider opportunities in the community and home.

For further information, please contact:

Roshni Mistry
Project Officer - Inclusion and Diversity
01509 226614