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Jun 16, 2022

Creating inclusion in school sport

The Activity Alliance and Youth Sport Trust, in conjunction with the Department for Education, have launched a new Inclusion 2024 Inclusive Education Hub.

Shaw Education Trust are proud to have staff members involved in the partnership, which aims to ensure PE and school sport effectively engages disabled students by enabling education practitioners across England to access essential resources for inclusive PE in one space.

Alistair Crawford, our Teaching School Strategic Lead at St Martins School and the Co-Chair for the National Network of Specialist Provision, explained: “Opportunities to engage positively with sport, play and PE have arguably never been a more important for our students and school communities.

“This hub supports practitioners at all stages of their career to develop their confidence and skills.”

The new free online hub is a result of collaboration with schools, expert practitioners, local, and national partners. It is built based on the growing concern that many disabled children continue to miss out or have negative experiences in PE and school sport.

To combat this, the hub will enable schools to self-assess their inclusion of disabled students in PE, school sport and extra-curricular provision. Practitioners then receive a personalised report, with advice and useful resources to improve their practice.

Mr Crawford continued: “The hub’s support will help schools to deliver engaging, inspiring sessions that promote active, healthy lifestyles. It helps connect the community of practice and provides a fantastic blueprint for all things inclusive sport and PE.”

Schools will be able to access an archive of useful resources from across the globe and can retake the self-assessment tool multiple times in order to continually improve their practice. The impact of this will mean more young people have accessible, positive, and meaningful experiences that will last a lifetime.

We can’t wait for more of our schools to get involved in this great project.