School Games Mark

School Games Mark 2022/23

The School Games Mark has been positioned as a development tool aimed help 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.

The Mark is intended to be a clear and simple review tool which helps schools to make informed decisions. The School Games Mark has award levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, 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.We would once again like to thank you all for your ongoing commitment during these difficult times and look forward to continuing to support the network over this period.” National School Games Team

School Games Mark documents

The School Games Mark documents below will give you all the information you need:

School Games Mark Criteria 2022/23

School Games Mark Consultation infographic

School Games Mark Case Study: St Joseph’s RC Academy

How do I do it?

Step 1 – Take a look through the School Games Mark Criteria. There is an explanation of the criterion, examples and top tips. This will help you to come up with your school’s action plan. Share your findings across school with colleagues, Senior Leaders, and your Governors.

Step  2 – Go onto your school’s dashboard on the School Games website . Ensure that your school is registered and that you are the right person registered for your school.

Step 3 – Summer Term. Start implementing some of your ideas and involve the young people themselves in both shaping and delivering these.

Step 4 – Summer Term 2 – review again using the updated tool on your dashboard and share with us any practice that you are proud of or has made a difference to your young people.

Step 5 – Get ready for 2022/23 armed with your new development plan.

Step 6 – The School Games Mark opens on 3rd May. Once you are ready you can start to complete the questions. The application window closes on 26th July.

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