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Welcome to the Darlington School Sport Partnership

Darlington School Sport Partnership works with eight Secondary, one Special and 30 Primary/Infant Schools within the Borough of Darlington.

Darlington School Sport Partnership is committed to providing the best and positive sporting and physical activity opportunities for all young people; to broaden their range of experiences, increase participation, build confidence and contribute to whole school improvement through the vehicle of School Sport, Physical Activity and Leadership pathways.

Darlington School Sport Partnership works in partnership with Go Well to provide high quality Physical Education and School Sport for schools, working with teachers, other school staff and specialist coaches within and beyond the curriculum.

Darlington School Sport Partnership also delivers the School Games programme for Darlington as part of the National School Games, and works collaboratively with the other School Games Organisers across the Tees Valley to provide appropriate and meaningful competition at a County Level.

School Games Vision: The School Games will continue to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people.

School Games Mission: Putting physical activity and competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.

The School Games is evolving to achieve the vision and fulfill the mission and we are working towards 5 new outcomes which are:

1 – To maintain and grow school engagement in the School Games and their delivery of 60 active minutes.

2 – To create positive experiences by ensuring physical activity and competition provision is designed to reflect the motivation, competence and confidence of young people and has clear intent.

3 – To have clear focus on Secondary Schools and transition points (Yr 3 and Yr 7/8).

4 – To create positive experiences that support the character development of young people, capitalising on Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games by empowering young people to design, deliver and promote Physical Activity and/or Competition.

5 – To advocate to key stakeholders’ how the School Games makes a meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people, including supporting Schools to engage and educate parents.