Going for Gold
What is the School Games Mark?
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards 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.
The Mark is a retrospective award which will validate your success over the ongoing acadmic year. Therefore, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the criteria documents made available in January each year.
To achieve GOLD LEVEL, Hazel Leys Academy must meet all of the prerequisites as well as the following: Participation 3 provide all students with two hours of physical education per week (within the curriculum only); and have extra curriculum provision in addition to this; 3 engage at least 50% of students (20% for special schools) in extracurricular sporting activity every week; The provision of support for talented young sports people. Primary and special criteria: offer talented young sports people specific support to help them to develop their sporting potential;
Workforce 3 engage at least 20% of students in leading, managing and officiating Sainsbury’s School Games activity; 3 have a School Sport Organising Committee or Crew in place; 3 utilise sports coaches to support school sport; 3 train wider school staff to support school sport;
Clubs 3 have active links with at least six local sports clubs (two for special schools).
Club links that might be useful to you are:
It is down to individual families to make their own assessments before leaving their child at an independent sports facility.