School Sport & Physical Activity (Update Jan 24)

Where are we trying to get to?

(from original Action Plan)

We believe Guernsey has the opportunity to provide a world leading experience of physical activity, PE and sport for school aged children and young people within the Bailiwick.

Where are we now?

Our work in primary schools is well established with our team of PE and Sport Development Officers working alongside teachers to develop their understanding and knowledge of Fundamental Movement Skills and Sport as well as ensuring PE is a fun and positive experience for all.

We provide more than 9,000 hours of curriculum delivery per year and offer or facilitate more than 40 extra-curricular and after-school sports and activity clubs across 19 school provisions. We also accredit more than 100 qualified coaches to enable them to work in schools.

We have a specific Service Level Agreement with the States for our work in Primary Schools ensuring it supports the over-arching objectives of the Education Strategy. The Commission relies on securing additional private funding to cover the full cost of delivering this programme. Securing ongoing States funding for the Active 8 Plan for Sport will mean we can continue to increase the breadth of sporting experiences for young people across the island’s secondary sector. Sports such as boxing, skateboarding, padel tennis and climbing can hopefully be accessed along with additional opportunities to participate in the more traditional sports of hockey, football, rugby and netball.

We also work closely with Education staff and other agencies to provide sporting experiences for children and young people with specific additional needs or on alternative education provisions. This includes working closely with SENCOs to deliver appropriate motor skills interventions to ensure all children are supported to acquire the necessary skills to fully participate in PE.

One of our main aims is to explore and promote pathways for children and young people to access sport outside of school, especially for those who do not currently participate. Initiatives such as our Sports Voucher scheme, Specsavers Youth Games and Utmost Community Sports Fun Days are just some examples of how we are breaking down barriers to participation.

Active 8 Core Aim Supported
Inspire all generations to get active for life

Government Work Plan Core Aim Supported
Healthier lifestyles
Young people can meet their potential

You can access the updated Action Plan here