What is a School Games Gold Mark?
The school games mark is a government led
awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward
schools and other educational establishments
for their commitment to and development of
competition, school sport, physical
education and physical activity.
Each School Games Mark application is
divided into four sets of questions. They
cover the following basic topics:
Participation - how many young people at
the school are being engaged in sporting
Competition - how many different sports
are being played and how many
competitions are being entered?
Workforce - how many pupils are involved
in leadership activities alongside
taking part in competitions?
Clubs - how many local links does your
school have with clubs or establishments
from the area?
The following criteria will help all
institutions assess themselves across
bronze, silver and gold levels of the award
and, for those schools that can demonstrate
a sustained high level of delivery, the
Platinum award. School Games Mark is
directly linked to a schools engagement in
the School Games. This needs to reflect a
broad and balanced offer that actively
encourages those young people that aren't
currently engaged or who are engaged less
often. This isn't about provision for a
small cohort of young people but needs to
consider all the school's population.