Inclusion 2020 Resources
The Youth Sport Trust led 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 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 are 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.
Across 2019/20 and 2020/21, with funding from the Department for Education, Inclusion 2020 has:
- Engaged over 13,000 members of the school workforce, from over 9,000 schools, in over 1000 Continued Professional Development (CPD) events
- Trained and engaged over 4,000 young leaders in volunteering in school and community events
- Supported these 4,000+ young leaders in engaging over 30,000 children and young people in further opportunities to be physically active
- Supported Lead Inclusion Schools to work in partnership with their Local Authorities and pool providers, reviewed and enhanced local swimming provision
- Piloted a new approach to developing Life Skills and Character Education in PE and School Sport with Special Schools and Alternative Provision settings and young people with SEND.
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 20 primary, secondary and special schools across England organise inclusive countywide ‘Learning and Discovery’ Challenge Days ahead of summer 2021. At the events, 1,200 pupils of all abilities will experience a variety of Para sports and get the opportunity to compete. The Learning and Discovery days 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 the 2019/20 pilot for Special Schools and will aim to increase the number, range and quality of opportunities for all young people within Alternative Provision 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 continue to 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.
For further information, please contact:
Project Officer - Inclusion and Diversity
An amazing opportunity for our students to interact and engage with peers of varying abilities. They are all on a level field with sport as a common goal without the need for adult support. You can't measure the benefits of days like this. The opportunities to improve self-esteem and confidence is outstanding.