Our Inclusive competitions/festivals brings together schools from across Ipswich and Suffolk to provide an opportunity for competitive sport for those who would not make school teams or have a disability preventing them playing in mainstream events.

We also offer Inclusive CPD sessions for schools across the County delivered by Youth Sport Trust approved providers.

Inclusive Health Check

The Inclusive Health Check is a self-review tool available to School Games registered schools, School Games Organisers (SGOs), and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) on an annual basis. It allows its users to improve best practice, access key resources, and develop an action plan. This year’s health check launches on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

Playing Unified – Specific Inclusive Sport Formats

The Youth Sport Trust currently work with a wide range of National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) to provide detailed sport formats for use across intra and inter-school competitions. Whilst all these sport formats are designed to be fully inclusive, including methods of adapting competitions to make them easier or more challenging, there are also some sports which provide additional formats specific to inclusion.

These sports are…

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis

Project Ability

To further ensure that competitions within the School Games are as inclusive as possible, a bespoke project called ‘Project Ability’ is in place to help drive and increase opportunities for people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Through a range of interventions and activities, Project Ability supports schools to improve and extend their provision for all young people to take part in competitive sport.

As part of this programme, sixty ‘Lead Inclusion Schools’ have been selected to lead the delivery of elements of Project Ability across their counties and will help to drive the aims of the School Games by delivering bespoke training, advice and guidance, working with others to support and provide inclusive competition; strengthening entry and exit pathways to School Games, and sustaining young people’s participation beyond their involvement in competition through the development of school club activities.