6 CTSA member secondary schools are currently engaged with a Sport England Secondary Teacher Training fund project focused on developing inclusion and participation in PE, Sports and Physical Activity. This supports Sport England’s mission of creating a more active nation, as well having links to the promotion of emotional health and wellbeing.

The schools are now involved in detailed planning for individual projects that will run from September, for a year. The schools have access to online student and staff survey tools to inform the focus for these projects, and to date this has provided access to the views of well over 1000 students and 80 staff. Focused areas identified include promoting participation and developing confidence for girls in Years 7 and 8, developing inclusive participation for SEND students and using physical activity to tackle potential exam stress in KS4.

The Project Leads will be meeting termly to share and explore their emerging findings, and the final outcomes will be published in the summer of 2021.