Project Ability is a Youth Sport Trust funded initiative which aims to provide more opportunities for pupils with Special Educational Needs and disabilities to take part in competitive sport. Through the School Games framework and a network of 50 Lead Project Ability Schools in England, the focus is on improving quality and extending the provision of physical activity for young people with a disability.
Project Ability is delivered as part of the School Games and includes:
- Bespoke training, developed by the Youth Sport Trust, to provide local advice and guidance to School Games Organisers and host schools
- The establishment and implementation of even more local competitive opportunities for young disabled people
- The development of school club activities
In Northamptonshire, Project Ability is led by Friars Academy in the Wellingborough and East Northants School Sport Partnership.
As the Project Ability Lead School, Friars Academy work with Special Schools, Mainstream Schools and DSP units across the County. Supported by the network of School Sport Managers, Friars Academy co-ordinate an annual Competition Calendar across a wide range of sports. There is also tailored support, advice and training to promote inclusion across the County.
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