School Games & Competition Code of Conduct
The School Games provide an excellent opportunity for all young people to take on a role and make a positive and active contribution to their school. Whether as an athlete, leader, official or coach the School Games hopes to engage everyone - whether they see themselves as 'sporty' or not.
The School Games can provide additional opportunities for schools to work in partnerships with other schools, organisations and businesses as well as within and across communities to promote learning and well-being.
Code of Conduct for all Schools competing in the Cumbria School Games
By entering a Cumbria School Games Level 3 competition your school and any accompanying adults are agreeing to adhere to this Code of Conduct.
By agreeing to the Code of Conduct we ensure correct sporting behaviour and attitudes are demonstrated by ALL staff and students involved in the Cumbria School Games.
Show high standards of behaviour within the spirit of the games
Respect officials and their decisions and encourage fair play
Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each athlete above everything else
Take responsibility for the children placed in their charge
Support and encourage all participants
Respond to any concerns about any young person’s welfare, always acting in their best interests
Engage in public criticism of officials
Engage in or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language
Publically criticise a player for making a mistake
Enter the field of play without permission
Play by the rules and always do your best
Accept decisions made by officials
Treat your opponents with respect at all times
Accept victory or defeat with good grace
Stay at the school games venue unless accompanied by a member of school staff
It is the responsibility of each school to ensure that pupils and their team supporters abide by this code of conduct. Please remember that many of our officials are students themselves and volunteering. They have received training prior to this event.
Any genuine complaints or concerns should be directed at a member of the event management team.