School Sports Partnerships

Friday, 11 Aug 2017

School Sport

School Sports Partnerships

School Sports Partnerships (SSPs) are delivered by a Partnership Development Manager to co-ordinate groups of secondary, primary and special schools working together across a local area, to increase the quality and quantity of PE and sports opportunities for young people. They are funded independently and usually provide the function of School games Organiser – a role supported by the YST.  The support offered by SSP’s varies from one area to another but usually includes a selection of the following:

·         Creating opportunities and encouraging all young people to access a variety of activities and take part in PE, sport and physical activity.

·         Using PE and sport to improve and raise standards in all areas of the curriculum, including against Ofsted criteria.

·         Developing high quality and appropriate competition structures in line with the National Competition Framework.

·         Providing training opportunities for teachers and adults supporting learning.

·         Providing opportunities for young people to engage in sports leadership and volunteering in sport

·         Working with coaches to support the delivery of out of school hours clubs


Get Berkshire Active will be working closely with Berkshire’s SSPs, to ensure that all Berkshire primary schools’ Head Teachers have as much support as possible when deciding the most suitable way to utilise their share of the funding, to create sustainable benefits for our young people.

Most of Berkshire’s SSPs are managed by a Partnership Development Manager (PDM) who also provides the role of School Games Organiser.  Please see below for your local area’s PDM:

West Berkshire (West) – James Mandry (

West Berkshire (East) – Maxine Cooke  ( 

Bracknell Forest – Matthew Gamble (

Ascot and Maidenhead – Emma Fitzgerald <>

Windsor – Chantal Roe-Gammon (

Slough – Laura Brookstein <>

Reading – Rebecca Anderson (

Wokingham –Gwenda Lappin ( 

Source: Get Berkshire Active