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Inclusion 2020 evaluation: final report

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posted on 2021-01-22, 10:05 authored by Janine CoatesJanine Coates, Carolynne MasonCarolynne Mason, Lesley Sharpe, Karla Drew
This report showcases Inclusion 2020's aim to increase and improve opportunities for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to engage and participate in physical education/activity and school sport. The project was funded by the Department of Education and delivered by the YST from Jan 2019 to March 2020.
Fifty-two Lead inclusion Schools across England (see Figure 1) were appointed to deliver on three core Inclusion 2020 activities:

Continued Professional Development (CPD)
Active 3030
Learning & Discovery Days

In addition to the core activities, Inclusion 2020 included two innovation projects Inclusive Swimming and My Personal Best (My PB). Loughborough University were commissioned by the Youth Sport Trust to undertake an independent evaluation of Inclusion 2020 over the 15-month duration. The evaluation aims were to assess the outcomes arising from Inclusion 2020 activities and to utilise the evidence to develop recommendations for the future development of the Lead Inclusion School network.

The evaluation involved the School Workforce (n=84 CPD surveys, n=21 Learning and Discovery Days Feedback surveys and n=9 reflective diaries/Interviews n= 2) and Inclusion Leads (n=4 Swimming, n=8 Outcome interviews). Children and young people also participated in the evaluation through engaging in vlogging (n=26), focus groups (n=30), Feedback Postcards (n=136) and Active 3030 surveys (n=63). This report presents the findings from the evaluation.


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