Inclusion Lead School Newsletter

September 2023


Lead School Networking Event

On Wednesday 20 September we will be bringing the Lead Inclusion School network together in Birmingham at Edgbaston Stadium.

The day will start at 9:30am and finish at 3:30pm.

Our time together will give you the chance to hear more on the offer for this year, receive some CPD, and provide you with plenty of opportunities to network. You can find out more about the day by looking at the agenda.

To sign up for the day, please book here.

School Recruitment

Every lead contact should now have received a link to re-register as a Lead Inclusion School for this academic year and if you are continuing an innovation project, a unique snap survey link to re-register.

To sign up again as a Lead Inclusion School, please follow this link and log into your Youth Sport Trust account.

All schools are also offered the opportunity to register interest for the Inclusive Youth Leadership programme. 

The closing date to apply is Wednesday 27 September 2023.

If you have any questions or need your innovation snap survey link, please contact Rebecca Tyers.


YST Young Changemaker Awards

The Youth Sport Trust Young Changemaker Awards celebrate individuals and groups of young people who, working alongside Youth Sport Trust and Youth Sport Trust International over the past year, have made a real and impactful change to their lives and the lives of others.

The Changemaker Awards shine a light on the transformational power of PE, play, and sport to increase reliance, improve wellbeing, build belonging, and improve life chances often in spite of challenging circumstances. We need your help to celebrate those young people who deserve this recognition the most.

This year, the winner of each award, plus a guardian, will be invited to attend a star-studded red-carpet award ceremony in London in January 2024.

There are six award categories which are now open to nominations:

  • Young Health Champion
  • Inspirational Female Leader
  • Greatest Turnaround Through Sport
  • Inspiring Family
  • Young Activist
  • Inspirational Inclusive Leader

You can find out more about the criteria for each category on our website and nominations can be made here.

Nominations close on Tuesday 31 October 2023.

IHC Reports

As in previous years, Rob Belbin has created Inclusive Health Check Reports for every county.

The PDFs can be found on the Lead Inclusion School Microsoft Teams channel on the files tab.

This term Rob will also be holding a webinar/drop in session for those who want to understand the report and make the most of the data. We will be releasing the date for this later this month.

If you are struggling to access the reports, please get in touch with Rebecca Tyers.

Access Sport Survey

Help Access Sport support disabled teenage girls and young women to be more active. 

Sports inclusion charity Access Sport has launched a research project to better understand disabled teenage girls and young women’s experiences of sport and exercise. 

Through this research, Access Sport want to help all disabled teenage girls and young women to be more active so that they can access the benefits of sport. 

Access Sport is looking for teenage girls who are aged 11-19 years old and have the following to complete this anonymous online survey

  • A disability or impairment 
  • A long-term health condition 
  • Are neurodivergent, this is a spectrum that covers a range of conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Tourette’s syndrome. 

The survey will close on Tuesday 31 October 2023.


MATP Training

There are a number of opportunities this year to spread the MATP joy and welcome new staff to the Special Olympics Family.

If you want to know more, join one of the MATP introductory workshops, join a workshop yourself or train up new and existing staff in your provision click on the link above and sign up. It's free!

If you are an established MATP practitioner, there are some great opportunities coming up this year including completion of the MATP Quality Mark, MATP Tutor Training and Advanced MATP Training later in the year.

Special Olympics look forward to meeting you at a workshop soon.

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