Inclusive School Sport

Project Ability / Disability School Sport

The Sainsbury's Derbyshire School Games in an inclusive competition.

Project Ability is the national programme for young disabled people to take part in school sport and physical activity, with the main aim of more young disabled pupils taking part in competitive sport.

Through the lead Project Ability school in Derbyshire, Brookfield Community School, schools can improve the quality and extend the provision of physical activity for disabled pupils.

Project Ability is delivered as part of the School Games, and includes:

  • Bespoke training, developed by the Youth Sport Trust, to provide local advice and guidance to School Games Organisers and host schools
  • The establishment and implementation of even more local competitive opportunities for young disabled people
  • The development of school club activities

Working alongside NGBs and SSPs

Boccia being played at the Derbyshire School Games

In order to run inclusive sporting activity schools are encouraged to work alongside National Governing Bodies of Sport to establish inclusive formats with tips and advice on how to adapt activities as well as specific impairment formats.

Guidance on inclusive formats is available from the School Games website. Schools can use these inclusive formats in their School Games intra- and inter-school competition (Levels 1 and 2), while including disability events within the Level 3 county events.

Mark Tournier is the lead school contact, but for more details see your local School Sport Partnership area.

Inclusive PE Training Programme

Free training and resources, helping teachers and school staff learn how to provide high-quality PE for all young people.

To find out more or to request a workshop, please visit the EFDS website.

Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training