School Sport Partnership


The Gateshead School Sport Partnership co-ordinate activities and facilitate collaboration amongst our schools, their clusters and key partners. Our vision is for all school age (4-19) children and young people in Gateshead to experience and enjoy high quality Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sport (PEPASS), building the foundations for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Service features

  • Deliver an extensive and inclusive competition and events programme, providing a depth and range of opportunities above and beyond those provided as part of the national School Games programme.
  • Offer a quality assured School Sport Coaching service, tailored to meet individual school needs whilst ensuring strong participation and performance pathways for all our young people.
  • Provide an annual calendar of high quality training, support and professional development for teachers, ASLs and young leaders.

Benefits of using our service

  • Affiliating to the School Sport Partnership enables schools, teachers, ASL and young people to benefit from the high quality opportunities, guidance, professional development, resources and programmes that we provide.
  • Our dedicated team have significant experience in this sector with an unrivalled reputation at both local and national level as a high performing organisation, receiving several national awards and accolades.
  • By selecting the School Sport Partnership services you gain access to staff with specialist skills and significant and extensive local knowledge of schools and their staff, local people and their communities.
  • Governed by schools for schools.

Key Account Manager

Andrew Carr

Administration Officer

0191 4338697



“It has been another great sporting year for our school. You and your team play such a vital role in providing so many opportunities for all our children to apply their sporting skills, knowledge and understanding into practise. It is really valued by our school!”

PE Co-ordinator

Wardley Primary School

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PE and sport premium conditions of grant 2016 to 2017 (Updated 27 October 2016):

PE and sport premium allocations and conditions of grant for the 2016 to 2017 academic year can be found here. Information regarding how much PE and sport premium funding primary schools receive in the academic year 2016 to 2017 and advice on how to spend it has been published here. The breakdown of funding for the academic year 2016 to 2017 is available by following this link.

Ofsted inspections: Ofsted assesses how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium. You can find details of what inspectors look for in the ‘Ofsted schools inspection handbook 2015’. Read the section on ‘effectiveness of leadership and management’.

Online reporting
You must publish details of how you spend your PE and sport premium funding on your school’s website. The Gateshead School Sport Partnership (GSSP) can provide help and guidance with this process.

Get advice
Visit Sports Coach UK’s ‘coaching in primary schools toolkit‘ for advice on employing sports coaches for your school and for guidance on the activities sports coaches can help you with.

Watch short films on the Sport England website for more advice on using the PE and sport premium effectively. Sport England produced these films in collaboration with the Association for Physical Education, the Youth Sport Trust, County Sports Partnership Network, Sports Coach UK and Compass.

Schools should publish the amount of premium received; a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent); what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future. Schools should also consider how their use of the premium is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.

The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:

The Primary PE and Sport Premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

The Department for Education commissioned afPE and the YST to create a national template which has been updated to include swimming data. Head teachers, Governors and Subject Leaders will be able to use this simple reporting mechanism to ensure they are compliant.

You can find national tools to help you measure and report on the impact of your spend. Alternatively GSSP provide both a template and personal help and support to all Premium SLA Members as an inclusive element of your membership package.

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