About Us

The Stoke-on-Trent School Sport Partnerships are part of a national network of 450 partnerships. They form one strand of the Government’s PE School Sport and Young People’s (PESSYP) strategy. Funded by Department for Education their major aims are to:

  • provide at least 2 hours per week of high quality PE and Sport in school for all 5–16 year olds – all children and young people aged 5–19 will be offered opportunities to participate in a further 3 hours per week of sporting activities provided through schools, FE Colleges, clubs and community providers – this will create a sustainable legacy both in terms of future elite success and grassroots sport;
  • signpost students to a further two hours of sport in the community;
  • increase numbers taking part in high quality and regular competition and performance opportunities.;
  • increase the number of young people engaged with community sports clubs;
  • increase the number of young people taking up leadership and volunteering opportunities.

School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) are groups of schools working together to develop PE and sport opportunities for all young people.  A typical partnership consists of:

  • Partnership Development Manager (PDM);
  • up to 8 School Sport Coordinators (SSCos);
  • 45 Primary and Special School Link Teachers (PLTs).

A PDM is a full-time role usually based within a Sports College. They manage the SSP and develop strategic links with key partners in sport and the wider community.

An SSCo is based in a secondary school and concentrates on improving school sport opportunities, including out of hours school learning, intra and inter-school competition and club links, across a family of schools.

PLTs are based in primary and special schools and aim to improve the quantity and quality of PE and sport in their own schools.

North Stoke SSP – Local Facts

  • 8 High schools
  • 39 Primary schools
  • 2 Special schools
  • 15,080 students aged 5 to 16

Founded in September 2001 and 1 of 450 SSPs in the country.

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