The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey is a national survey commissioned by Sport England and provides a world leading approach to gathering data on how children and young people engage with sport and physical activity. Understanding young people’s attitudes and behaviours towards physical activity is important to enable the shaping of opportunities for them to be active.
By taking part in the survey you will receive a bespoke report* which will not only detail how active your students are, but also how they are active, who is active, their attitudes to sport and physical activity, and an insight into their wellbeing. There is also guidance on how you can look at improving activity and wellbeing rates and at GreaterSport we are happy to support you in understanding the report, what it means for you and how you can use it. Other schools have used this information to embed physical activity into their everyday routines and to provide targeted interventions and ultimately help their students to develop positive, healthy, long term relationships with physical activity. Hear how Irlam Endowed Primary used the findings from the survey to revolutionise their PE provision here.
The report will also include your Department for Education Healthy Schools Rating which recognises and encourages the contribution of schools to promoting health and wellbeing to children and young people. The scheme celebrates the positive actions of schools to promote physical activity and healthy eating whilst identifying the next steps for schools to further improve their provisions.
N.B. School level data is private and will only be shared with you, it's contribution to the full dataset will be anonymised
Locally the data from the survey is used in conjunction with local insight to direct funding and provision to support in increasing activity levels for children and young people across Greater Manchester.
The data from the survey will be used to inform decision making across a wide variety of areas including the Childhood Obesity Plan, the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Bikeability programme to encourage cycling, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) 25 year plan for the environment.
*To be eligible for any rewards you must have a minimum of 30 responses
ESPO will be in contact you directly to claim you equipment voucher, provided you have enough responses. At the end of the following term Sport England will provide your school with a bespoke report summarising your pupils attitudinal/behavioural results. This will include your bronze, silver or gold DfE Healthy Schools Rating, providing you met the criteria.
A privacy notice setting out who Ipsos MORI are, what the personal data being collected is, how it will be used, who it will be shared with and your legal rights in relation to this survey is available to view and download here.
Additional privacy notices for pupils and teachers are also available. These can be found on the Sport England website.
You have the right to withdraw your consent to take part in the survey at any time. Your pupils, parents and teachers have the right to choose not to take part in the research. The research activity will be conducted in accordance with the Market Research Society Code of Conduct, and the information you provide will be treated in accordance with data protection law.