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. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
Taken from the School Games website: “With the School Games continuing to evolve we have taken the opportunity to review the School Games Mark to ensure it’s still fit for purpose. This Mark will continue to be positioned as a development tool aimed at helping schools effectively reflect on their engagement in the School Games as well as the difference that they are making for those young people who most need to be physically active.
We want this to be a clear and simple review tool which helps schools to make informed decisions and allows School Games Organisers (SGOs) to gain a better understanding of the needs of the schools that they work with. Based on feedback from both schools and SGOs we have reinstated and refreshed the award levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum for 2021/22, enabling those schools that wish to stretch themselves to do so, whilst supporting all schools to benchmark their provision against a nationally recognised set of criteria.
The purpose of School Games Mark remains constant;
To reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games
against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active.”
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