School Sport Survey 2015

School Sport Survey and
FE Sport Survey 2015
the scene
What is the School Sport Survey?
• The School Sport Survey is an online survey of pupils
aged 7-18 and teachers who are responsible for
physical education (PE) and school sport delivery
• All schools in Wales with pupils aged 7 and over are
invited to take part in the survey, including special
schools and independent schools.
• For the first time, the survey will be open to pupils in
sixth forms and FE Colleges.
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• How many schools and pupils took
• Who is ‘hooked on sport’?
• What do pupils think about PE and
sport in school and the community?
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Goals for
Goals for 2015
• A successful School Sport Survey for Sport Wales and
partners will be one where each school and college that
takes part qualifies for an individual, tailored report of their
• We want each local authority in Wales to receive high
quality local-level statistics.
• We aim to maintain or increase the number of responses
received in 2013 (109,500). Our evidence is of true value
when we continue to listen to pupils’ and teachers’ opinions.
Goals for 2015
• We aim to make the survey open to as many young people as
possible. All responses are important – regardless of whether
or not a pupil currently takes part in sport and physical activity.
• We want to improve accessibility and address equality issues.
We want more pupils have the chance to take part via
improved questionnaire tools and support.
• A response that is representative of the school’s population
will provide schools and partners working across the sports
sector with the best quality data.
Key audiences
• Sport Wales and Welsh Government – a base to shape sports policy,
monitor and track trends of participation and provision across Wales.
• Schools and Estyn Inspectors – it provides evidence on
how sport and PE in the school are contributing to pupils’ well-being.
• Local authorities/Regions/Consortia – data to inform
local planning and delivery.
• National Governing bodies – sport specific insight to inform local
regional and national planning.
• Pupils and Young Ambassadors. Listening to our target audience is vital
so that we can improve the opportunities available to them.
The timeline
IT Requirements
The technical requirements for completing the
survey are as follows:
• A reliable Internet connection.
• Ability to receive bulk emails used for survey invitations
and reminders.
• Recommended browsers are Internet Explorer version 7
and above, Firefox or any browser compatible with HTML
4.0 Transitional.
• A Javascript enabled browser to allow for dynamic
features in the questionnaire.
Local lead information
Local leads will have access to:
• The unique links for each school to access their online
questionnaires. There will be one link per school for
pupils and one link for a teacher.
• Log in details for accessing the live monitoring
system. This can be used to check the number of
school and LA responses at any time while the survey
is live. Summary reports of progress can be
• Weekly email updates from Sport Wales Research
team, with advice on where targeted support might
be required to boost responses.
Process and timeline
• Before Easter, schools will receive an email from
Snap Surveys with details of how to access the
survey and their minimum sample guidance.
• A reminder email is sent to schools by April 13th.
• Survey opens on April 14th and closes at the end of
the summer term.
• August to October– data is weighted data, analysed,
reports are developed and created.
• Autumn 2015 – Dissemination of results.
Benefits of taking part
- Schools
• The survey is recognised by Estyn
as providing valuable evidence to
help inspectors make judgements
about aspects of pupils’
• Results will also be accepted as
evidence within a school’s selfevaluation assessments.
• “Crucial to effective self-evaluation is
using the right information and
data. That’s why Estyn is recognising
the School Sport Survey as such a
potentially valuable source of
information for self-evaluation.
• By using this information, schools can
plan how to strengthen provision and
improve the standards that pupils
Tailored reports for schools
Schools that achieve their target number of responses and
have a balanced sample will receive a tailored report of
their results for planning and inspections. Data from the
report can be used to demonstrate:
Levels of engagement in P.E and sport;
Pupils’ participation and enjoyment in learning;
Does school provision meet the needs of all learners?
Are connections being made with the local community?
Evidence of the pupil voice, engaging with the learner
and giving them responsibility;
• Monitoring of progress over time.
Tailored reports for schools
The individual school level report will contain evidence
to respond to the four well-being outcomes indicated
in Estyn’s Common Inspection Framework for Schools
in Wales:
Attitudes to keeping healthy and safe
Participation and enjoyment in learning
Community Involvement and decision-making
Social and life skills
What can we find out about pupils’
Attitudes to keeping healthy and safe:
What do pupils think about the contribution PE and sport
make to being healthy and having a balanced lifestyle?
How do pupils feel about taking part in PE and Sport? Are
they happy taking part?
Do pupils choose to prioritise sport and physical activity
in their leisure time?
Participation and enjoyment in learning:
Do pupils enjoy PE, sport and physical activity? Are there
differences according to age, gender, ethnicity or disability?
Do pupils get involved with extracurricular activities?
What can we find out about pupils’
Community involvement and decision
• Is there evidence of the learner voice? Do pupils feel
that their opinions about sport and PE are listened to?
• What motivates your pupils to take part? What are the
• Do pupils get involved in organised community sport
and recreational sport when they are not at school?
Social and life skills:
• Are pupils confident to try out new activities?
• Do pupils’ friends and family get involved in sport and
participate in sport with them?
My Local School
In 2015, eight indicators from the School Sport Survey will
feature on Welsh Government’s My Local School website:
The percentage of pupils who are ‘hooked on sport’ and take part three or more times a week in
extracurricular or community club sport
The percentage of pupils who enjoy PE lessons
The percentage of pupils who enjoy doing sport at after-school or lunchtime clubs
The percentage of pupils who are confident in trying new activities
The percentage of pupils who think PE lessons and sport help them to lead a healthy lifestyle
The percentage of pupils who feel comfortable taking part in PE lessons and school sport
The percentage of pupils who feel that pupils’ ideas about PE and school sport are listened to.
The average number of minutes per week allocated for curricular PE
Benefits of taking part
– Local Authorities
Local authority reports
• Local Authorities that achieve a
sufficient number of survey
responses will receive a tailored
report of the survey findings.
• These qualifying LAs will also
receive infographics and a set of
data tables with results for their
schools, the LA, their region and
Tailored reports
Sport Wales will provide local authorities with reports that will
include information on:
Participation in extracurricular and organised community sport – how many
pupils in the authority are hooked on sport? Are there differences by age,
gender and level of deprivation?
Pupils’ perceptions of school and community sport.
Which sports do they want to do more of? What are the barriers to participation,
and what would encourage young people to do more sport and physical activity?
Do young people use the leisure centre and other community facilities such as
parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and skate parks?
Summaries of headline statistics and progress towards the Community Sport
Strategy, presented where possible by protected characteristics.
Supporting resources
Advocacy resources and support tools
Please visit the website for further resources,
• School Sport Survey film
• Best practice case studies
• ‘How to’ case studies
• Infographics
• Frequently asked questions
• Guidance notes for schools, colleges and
support staff
• Blogs
Supporting quotes
Welsh Government Deputy Minister for
Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates:
“The School Sport Survey is important in
developing our understanding of the current
situation. We need as many schools to take part
as possible to get an accurate picture of the
attitude of young people across Wales to sport
and their level of participation.
It’s important we gather this information so we
can see what is working and where
improvements need to be made. It helps us to
plan any future sport opportunities across Wales
and ensures we continue to strive for the best
opportunities for our young people to enjoy
Welsh NHS
• “Being active or taking part in a sport
keeps you healthy and makes a huge
contribution to your general wellbeing
and we’d encourage people of all ages to
enjoy more active and healthier lives.”
• “Crucial to effective self-evaluation is
using the right information and
data. That’s why Estyn is recognising
the School Sport Survey as such a
potentially valuable source of
information for self-evaluation.
• By using this information, schools can
plan how to strengthen provision and
improve the standards that pupils
ColegauCymru /
• “We’re delighted that the School Sport
Survey has been extended to the FE
Sector. If we all as a sector get involved
the FE Sport Survey could provide a
wealth of insight allowing us to address
an important element of wellbeing among
Welsh students.”
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