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.
Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics...
The six School Games values - Passion, Self-Belief, Respect, Honesty, Determination and Teamwork - were developed by young people to recognise how the experience of sport should be epitomised and embodied within schools, and to reflect the 'spirit' of the School Games.
We encourage all participants, leaders, team managers and spectators to adopt and demonstrate the 'Spirit of the Games' at all our events, and have linked the values closely with our school and Christian values. All of our competitions and festivals have adopted one particular ‘focus’ value, where individuals are rewarded for their exceptional demonstration of that value during the event.
To help you understand the different spirits, here are a few ideas of what may count as good reasons to nominate somebody for one of these awards.