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

A network of 50 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

The Inclusion Spectrum

Each part of the spectrum gives a teacher a different way to teach to a class to ensure everyone is included in PE/sport in some way or another. A teacher does not just have to use one part of the spectrum they can mix their approach.

  • Separate/Alternative – completely different activity away from other pupils.
  • Modified- modifications are made to the activity to support all needs and abilities in the group (see STEP below).
  • Open- all needs and abilities are taken into account but no modifications are needed as the activity is accessible for all.
  • Parallel- each pupil does the activity at an appropriate level which takes into account their needs and is suitable to them.


OAK Academy Physical Development Resources

The Oak Academy has uploaded a curriculum plan and lessons for Special Schools in the teacher hub:

Subject: Physical Development | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

The video has an overview.

The classroom version for parents and pupils can be found here:

Physical Development - Specialist - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)


Inclusive CPD Autumn 2022

Inclusive Health Check LIVE!

Rachel will be running a live virtual Inclusive Health Check run through on Monday 5th December from 4pm - 4.45pm open to all Bucks & Berks schools.

The aim of the session is to show you how to access the IHC via your School Games Dashboard, and what the Inclusive Health Check questions look like in real time. This will then enable your school to complete the IHC for your own school development planning.

To sign up to the session, please register via the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd16EZqrqn6ho7iLxUwvCF6bf6uMXNciNmKjnnA0LP2cXIq3Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Autumn 2020 Webinars

Other CPD


The Inclusion Leadership Resources are currently being reviewed & updated and will be available once launched by the Youth Sport Trust


Useful Websites & Resources

Girls with Autism - YouTube

click for more information

Panathlon at Home


After you've completed the challenges, students / schools / parents can fill in their scorecard and email it to events@panathlon.com to receive a certificate.

Participants can let them know how well they've done via social media by using the hashtags #PanathlonIndoorGames or #PanathlonGardenGames @SloughSSN

If you have any questions, please email events@panathlon.com

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