From 1st September 2018 Wexham School (in partnership with the Slough School Sport Network) took on the Youth Sport Trust Lead Inclusion School role for Berkshire.

A network of 60 YST lead Inclusion Schools from across England have been established, each selected for their recognised expertise in engaging young people with Special Educational Needs/Disability (SEND) to participate, compete and lead through PE and School Sport. They are Inclusion Champions and are visionaries for what high quality, meaningful and inclusive PE and School Sport should look like for every child.

These lead YST Inclusion Schools provide and organise CPD and practical sessions for any interested school work force in their county to help to empower people to be more inclusive in their practice. We work in close partnership with the 7 other SGOs areas across the county as well as Get Berkshire Active and our Berkshire Local Organising Committee to plan and develop opportunities for all across the county.

Through the School Games specific programme - the lead YST Inclusion Schools are empowering people to be more inclusive and make a real difference for young people with SEND in school sport, especially with meaningful competition and competition pathways

Through a range of innovative interventions and activities, the lead YST Inclusion Schools also support young people (including those who have a SEND) to lead the way – raising their aspirations and providing inclusive leadership opportunities.

Our three main areas of delivery/ support are;

  • CPD for school staff around inclusion in PE
  • Promoting leadership opportunities for young people with SEND
  • Support the Level 3 Berkshire School Games to ensure inclusive opportunities and pathways for all.

For more information about SEND support for your school including CPD training dates and opportunities please contact your local School Games Organiser.

For any other information with regards the Lead Inclusion School role in Berkshire please contact Laura Brookstein, Slough School Sport Network Manager lf@wexham.slough.sch.uk

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