"Working together to inspire sport"

SHSSN aims to enhance the lives of students, by creating opportunities to take part in sport either as a participant, leader or performer.

Founded on the Olympic and Paralympic values, our work promotes self-esteem, healthy & active lifestyles, and the development of life skills.

We believe that a thriving sports provision in our area can best be achieved by schools working together across age groups in local hubs, in a spirit of genuine partnership.

SHSSN grew out of Barnhill School Sports Partnership, which has existed since 2006. When the funding changed in 2011, SHSSN was the successor organisation, and has been operating successfully as a non-profit organisation since September 2011.

SHSSN currently works with 16 Primary schools in two clusters, Barnhill Academy Trust and one Special School (Meadow High School). Barnhill support by sharing facilities as they have valued the work of the partnership over many years. Meadow Special School is also part of the SHSSN partnership and continues to contribute towards the SHSSN infrastructure and ensuring that sport for all remains very much at the centre of what we do. 

The board believes that moving forward SHSSN is best placed to support high quality Physical Education based on the needs of your school, as we:

  • Work within the local community to provide opportunities for pupils and their families
  • Ensure that PE & physical activity is used as a tool to help whole school improvement and ensure that the health of its pupils are central to whole school planning.
  • Deliver high quality competitions & opportunities for ALL SHSSN pupils no matter what their ability is to ensure that ALL pupils have a positive relationship with movement and physical activity

The Team

The day-to-day team is made up of two experienced Physical Education and School sport Specialists.

Alan Watson - Primary PE Specialist
Alan is a Primary PE specialist who works closely with our silver and gold schools teachers to improve and achieve high quality primary PE lessons, as well as developing whole school sport initiatives particularly concentrating on increasing participation and active healthy lifestyles.

Becci Cooke - School Games Organiser
Becci the School Games Organiser works across both Primary and Secondary schools within SHSSN fulfilling the SGO objectives. Alongside this Becci undertakes school improvement work on behalf of London Sport in targeted schools across the borough to increase the impact of the Primary PE Sport Premium. Becci also works with a multitude of partners that enables us to provide opportunities for all young people.

As a team we believe we are well placed to support both the teacher in the physical classroom, as well as using PE as a driver for whole school improvement.