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The Harrogate School Sports Partnership is a partnership of Primary & Secondary Schools across Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon & Nidderdale. The vision of the partnership is to create a sustainable PE, School Sport and Physical Activity system as part of the core provision for all children and young people. Their mission therefore is to positively impact on the lives of every young person attending partnership schools through the opportunities they provide. Both their vision and mission is promoted through their core School Games values of Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-belief and Teamwork.

As a member of the Harrogate School Sports Partnership we pay an all-inclusive £1400 annual fee. For this we gain access to their vision and mission through the following provision:

  • A comprehensive calendar of competitive and non-competitive competitions, festivals and events covering over 25 different sports.
  • A dedicated and experienced full time Partnership Development Manager
  • A dedicated and expereinced full time Competitions & Events Officer
  • Youth Sport Trust Membership (£300 value) including 6 Subject Leader Modules (3 per year)
  • Multiple national courses centrally co-ordinated
  • Over 13 different subject specific CPD training courses
  • Whole school training (midday supervisor, activate, lunchtime timetabling)
  • Change4life provision and training including Champions leadership training
  • Playground Leaders, School Sports Crew organisers & Young Ambassadors training
  • Harrogate SSP Leadership Academy holiday programme of over 10 different bespoke leadership courses including the Playmakers leadership Award
  • Harrogate SSP Gifted & Talented Transistion Academy holiday programme to support talented young athletes in their development through into secondary school.
  • Established links with community sport clubs and National Governing Bodies
  • Personalised School Games Mark & Quality Mark Application support
  • Co-ordinated approach to Sport across the area with funding application support
  •  ‘Try before you buy’ equipment loan scheme with over 20 different items of equipment including a fleet of 20 mountain bikes, full Sportshall Athletics provision and electronic Orienteering equipment
  • A structured website providing support for all thing PE, School Sport and Physical Activity

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