IAPS passionately believes in the importance of sport as part of an all-round education for its pupils. All children should have access to enjoy and benefit from participating in sport, regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender or ability. 

Inclusion at our events

Where reasonably possible we will try to adapt our events to meet individuals needs in order they can participate in our events.

If you have a child at your school who you would like to get involved in one of our events, but an adaptation would be required, please contact us to discuss. 

[email protected] 

01926 887833

Transgender guidance

Transgender statement

IAPS embraces diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. We understand and respect that there can be differences between assigned sex and gender identity. We are entirely against discrimination, victimisation or harassment based on a person’s gender identity.

IAPS Sport events follow National Governing Body rules and regulations, including their transgender guidance. Schools are required to follow the respective guidelines for each sport, including the pre and post puberty requirements, and enter children into events appropriately.  

Support for schools

There are some useful links below for schools on how to effectively support transgender and gender questioning pupils and prevent transphobia.

Guidance from the CPSU Safe Use of Changing Facilities  includes a section (at the very end) related to Transgender and transitioning children and a link to working with LGBT+ children.

Key Considerations for Schools, from Harrison Clark & Rickerby's Solicitors

Disability & inclusion guidance

The following organisations provide advice, support and resources on inclusivity in sport. 

National Disability Sports Organisations

There are seven NDSOs. They are a good starting point for any school looking to find more out about disability and inclusive sports. They provide advice, support and opportunities for people of all ages with specific impairments.

The seven NDSOs are:

This document explains more about each NDSO and how you can get in touch with them.

Activity Alliance

Activity Alliance is a charity who help people with a disability make active lives possible, by enabling organisations to support individual disabled people to be active and stay active for life.

Activity Alliance work closely with many organisations, including Sport England, the National Disability Sport Organisations and national governing bodies of sport.

They also work with regional, coaching and education networks, including the County Sports Partnerships, clubs and schools.

Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust (YST) are a children’s charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. Their work reaches around 20,000 schools across the UK and they operate on a local, national and global level. They lead in schools, partner in the community and support in the home.

Youth Sport Trust has a dedicated Inclusion team, striving to ensure young people have the opportunity to participate in PE and Sport, regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender, ability or any other personal characteristic. A list of useful links can be found here.