School Games Level 1-3
At a local level the School Games are delivered by Schools, School Games Organisers, Clubs, County Sports Partnerships and other Local Partners. Local Organising Committees are chaired by Head Teachers and oversee the county festivals. Every school in England has been given the opportunity to get involved, potentially giving every school child the chance to take part.
Has your school registered yet? The School Games is a celebration of competitive sport that will involve all young people in years 3 to 13, of all abilities and backgrounds.
To date over 19,000 schools have signed up to the School Games website, and over 120 festivals are planned for the 2015/16 academic year, which will provide more than 150,000 young people with a competitive experience with over 11,000 young volunteers supporting these events.
School Games Mark
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.
For further information please see official reports below or visit webpage here.
DfE Volunteer Leaders and Coaches
The Volunteer Leaders and Coaches programme aims to identify and deploy adult volunteers aged 16 and over. In particular, but not exclusively, they will work around level 2 of the School Games and will receive appropriate training. This includes an induction about the School Games and the types of roles available, they will be DBS checked (where appropriate) receive regular communication and, where required, support from the CSP.
The volunteer leaders and coaches will also receive guidance on how to find opportunities outside of the School Games programme to continue to utilise and develop their skills.
Through Sport England the Department for Education has invested for four years into the CSP Network to help deliver this programme.