Health and Physical Activity

Helping to provide inclusive sporting opportunities for students with SEND

Useful resources and information

Sport and Physical Activity supports student wellbeing, motivation, confidence and achievement, as well as giving them important life skills. Download the information and guidance below to find out more about the evidence and best practice

The Natspec Games

In May & June 2019, Natspec organised the fourth national sport competition for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Natspec Games, supported by Sport England and AoC Sport, is held each year. Host colleges provide a variety of inclusive sporting opportunities for students to take part in. Fun is the aim of the day, but we also give students a chance to demonstrate and celebrate their skills.

Read about the Natspec South West Games 2019

Read more about the success stories from the 2018 games.

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Tennis Events

AoC Sport, in partnership with the Tennis Foundation, delivered two tennis events for AoC Sport and Natspec colleges in June 2018.

The National Tennis Centre in Roehampton and the University of Warwick hosted the events. Expert coaches were on hand to develop participating students’ tennis skills. Students also had the chance to take part in fun games and activities whilst there. The event improved students confidence, fitness, and fine and gross motor skills. It was also a great chance to meet students from other colleges.

One college said: “It was an excellent opportunity for students to get involved with tennis and engage with other colleges. Coaches delivered sessions to cater for all abilities, the session was fun and gave the opportunity for students to make new friends.”

External Websites

External websites and resources to support sport and physical activity in your college: