Lead Inclusion Schools

YST Lead Inclusion Schools
A network of 60 YST Lead Inclusion Schools from across England have been established, each selected for their recognised expertise in engaging young people with Special Educational Needs/Disability (SEND) to participate, compete and lead through PE and School Sport.

What is a Lead Inclusion School?

Lead Inclusion Schools are inclusion champions and are visionaries for what high quality, meaningful and inclusive PE and school sport should look like for every child. They work to empower teachers to be more inclusive in their practice, provide meaningful competition and competition pathways for young people, raising their aspirations and providing inclusive leadership opportunities.

This network forms part of the Youth Sport Trust's ongoing commitment to equality and diversity. Through our work we strive to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to participate in high quality PE and sport, regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender, ability or indeed any other personal characteristic. To find out more, including the opportunity to read our Diversity Action Plan, Equality and Diversity Policy, and the personal commitment of YST's Chief Executive, Ali Oliver, please click here.

Follow the delivery of our Lead Inclusion Schools across Twitter @YouthSportTrust #YSTLeadSchools. 

Find my local Lead Inclusion School:

Please use the below map to identify your local Lead Inclusion school and access their support, advice and the opportunities that they can offer your students.

View a larger version of Lead Inclusion Schools created with eSpatial mapping software.

Lead Inclusion School Vacancies:

There are currently no Lead Inclusion School vacancies.

To find out more about Inclusion Lead Schools please contact:

Roshni Mistry
Project Officer - Inclusion and Diversity
roshni.mistry@youthsporttrust.org
01509 226614

Or to find out what the network is currently working on please use any of the tiles below.

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.
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Innovation Projects

The following projects are undertaken by the Lead Inclusion School network. This network of 60 schools from across England were each selected for their recognised expertise in engaging young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
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Young Athletes

Special Olympics Young Athletes is a sport and play programme for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old.
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Step into Sport

These events focus on the development of leadership skills in young people with SEND, with an increased emphasis on further training and deployment opportunities in workforce specific roles.
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Sainsbury’s Active Kids For All Inclusive PE

This programme consists of online e-learning and an accompanying three hour workshop equipping teachers with tools and practical ideas to fully include all pupils in physical education.
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Play Unified

Inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to understanding, acceptance and friendship, breaking down the barriers that exist for people with intellectual disabilities.
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