The sportscotland School Sport Award focuses on nine core areas, six of which should be offered to all children and young people at school:
1. Physical education
All pupils should have access to 2 hours/2 periods of quality physical education.
2. School sport
All pupils should have access to a range of quality extra curricular sports and activities to take part in before, during and after school.
There should be clear pathways to a range of community sport opportunities to encourage life long participation for all pupils.
4. Compete and perform
Opportunities to compete and perform in events, festivals and competitions
5. Celebrating sport
At all levels including; participation, performance, spectating, leading, coaching and officiating.
Opportunities for pupils to lead, coach, officiate and influence sport in their schools.
The Award also focusses on three core areas all schools should offer to support children and young people participating in PE and school sport:
7. Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL)
A choice of quality physical education and sport related Career Long Professional Development (CLPL) opportunities on offer for all staff and volunteer deliverers.
8. Recognition and awards
Recognition and awards for the staff and volunteers who give up their time to support, organise or deliver extra curricular sport and physical activity opportunities in the school.
9. Access to school facilities (secondary only)
Strong links to local clubs and preferential access to school facilities for these organisations.
The Schools Sports council works through this document every year to evaluate the PE department, and discuss ways in which to improve the opportunities the department can provide everyone.
If your interested in becoming a member of the Sports council, speak to your PE teacher or ask our Active Schools Co-Ordinators.