School Games Mark 2020/21 – CHANGES due to Covid-19
To celebrate the role that the School Games can play in your schools during your COVID-19 recovery curriculum for 2020/21, a new School Games Mark Framework has been developed. This is a development tool that schools can use to self-review their engagement and provision. The School Games Mark Framework remains open to all schools and educational establishments in both the state and private sectors with Key Stage 2 and above young people who are engaged with their School Games Organisers.
For the academic year 2020/21, the School Games Mark Framework will be positioned as a selfreview tool to support schools and other educational establishments to reflect on their involvement in the School Games in light of the country’s ongoing plight with COVID-19. The pause in delivering the School Games Mark during the academic year 2019/20 not only gave us the opportunity to
refocus the tool, but more importantly to reconsider what the demands would be on schools with a recovery curriculum and the place of the School Games in supporting this. We therefore hope you find this a useful tool to work through and reflect on your current provision and uptake and how the School Games can be positioned to help all young people reconnect and engage in school life.
|We would once again like to thank you all for your ongoing commitment during these difficult times and look forward to continuing to support the network over this period.
National School Games Team
School Games Mark 2020/21
The School Games Mark is now in its 10th year and continues to reward schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity.
School Games Mark is directly linked to a schools engagement in the School Games.
This needs to reflect a broad and balanced offer that actively encourages those young people that aren’t currently engaged or who are engaged less often. This isn’t about provision for a small cohort of young people but needs to consider ALL the school’s population.
School Games Mark 2020/21 documents
The School Games Mark 2020/21 documents below will give you all the information you need:
How do I do it?
Step 1 – Late Autumn Term 2/Early Spring Term 1 speak to your School Games Organiser (contact details here) and arrange some time to either work through this together or to discuss your findings with them once you have completed it.
Step 2 – Go onto your school’s dashboard on the School Games website www.yourschoolgames.com and complete the questions.
Step 3 – Share your findings across school with colleagues, Senior Leaders, Governors and your SGO.
Step 4 – Spring Term 2/Summer Term Start implementing some of your ideas and involve the young people themselves in both shaping and delivering these.
Step 5 – Summer Term 2 – review again using the updated tool on your dashboard and share with us any practice that you are proud of or has made a difference to your young people.
Step 6 – Get ready for 2021/22 armed with your new development plan.
How will the School Games Mark Framework work?
It remains open to all schools that are providing and engaging their young people in high quality School Games opportunities and are working with their School Games Organiser to support this.
There will be 2 points in the year, Autumn Term 2/Spring Term 1 and Summer Term 2, when we will ask schools to review themselves against a series of simple questions. At the end of doing this you will be left with a development plan for you to consider with your School Games Organiser.
Further questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org