We are supporting Sport England and their research partner Ipsos MORI to gather information about the amount and type of sport and physical activity undertaken by children and young people aged 5 – 16 years across Tyne & Wear. This work is an extension of the Active Lives Survey which initially gathered information from those aged 16 +.
The change is linked to the expanded remit which the Government has assigned to Sport England to increase levels of physical activity for those aged 5 years and above. This work has cross Government backing being supported by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
The survey gathers responses from children and young people in selected primary, middle and secondary schools, including those in the independent sector. We have been commissioned to work with the selected schools to explain the purpose of the survey, assist schools to participate and support them through the process. In accordance with the academic year, schools will be randomly selected across the spring, summer and autumn terms by Sport England. Once a school has agreed to take part they will not be selected again in the same academic year.
The results will give anyone working with children aged 5-16 key insight to help understand children's attitudes and behaviours around sport and physical activity. They will also help to shape and influence local decision-making as well as inform government policy on the Primary PE and Sports Premium, Childhood Obesity Plan and other cross-departmental programmes.
Each school that takes part will be given a bespoke report summarising their own results from the survey (if at least 30 pupils complete the questionnaire). This report will cover measures of children’s activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust.
The reports will give staff evidence and insight into how their school is performing in terms of engaging its pupils in sport and physical activity. These will not be published or used to compare schools, but are purely designed for the benefit of the individual school.
All surveys are completed online and there are different questionnaires for specific years; links to the three questionnaires are below:
Details of the schools in Tyne & Wear selected for the Spring term can be found in their local authority areas here.
If you need further information about anything stated, please contact one of our team members:
Jade Mackie, Club Development Manager - Phone: 0191 497 2329 - Email
Claire Lee, School Sport Development Manager - Phone: 0191 497 2326 - Email
Craig Hodgson, Project Officer - Phone: 0191 4195422 - Email