Active Cheshire’s Role

The County Sport Partnership (CSP), working in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, Association for Physical Education and other national and local partners, has been asked to co-ordinate a set of local pictures of how primary schools are utilising their share of the Primary PE and Sport Premium.

This combined effort is about helping and supporting schools, sports and other partners on a strictly voluntary basis, rather than to judge, assess or police the use of the funding.

Find out how we are supporting Primary Schools in our CSP area on the on the sub-page on the left hand side.

As the strategic lead for sport and physical activity across Cheshire and Warrington, Sport Cheshire will help to strengthen the links between primary schools in our area and those organisations working in sport both locally and nationally to help schools in our area make the most effective use of the funding. We will provide support, advice, and guidance where necessary, to all Primary Schools within the sub-region.

We have three key roles in supporting the Primary Schools in our area which includes:

  • Creating a simple picture at a regional level of how primary schools are spending the funding and what impact this is having.
  • Ensuring there is a clear view locally on the support available from local and national partners and that this support is communicated effectively to schools.
  • We work with a smaller number of schools who want and need help to ensure they have support to use the premium in an effective way.

Edward Timpson, Under Secretary for State Schools and Families, stated “CSPs play a key role in providing support to schools in their use of the primary PE and sport premium”

How are we supporting primary schools in our area?

  • Establishing the new Cheshire & Warrington PE and School Sport Strategic Board, bringing together senior representatives from across the sector to provide a strategic voice and vision for the sub-region
  • Developing a clear view of all support on offer in order to promote suitable opportunities available to schools
  • Providing advice and guidance on the use of external, appropriately qualified coaches/volunteers in line with nationally agreed Minimum Standard.
  • Helping schools to participate in the Cheshire and Warrington Sainsbury’s School Games and other relevant programmes
  • Facilitating links to local and national partners, including School Sport Partnerships, NGBs, community sports clubs, and private providers
  • Ensuring primary schools are aware of the implications of this investment (e.g. Ofsted inspection)