Cheltenham & North Tewkesbury School Sport Network is an organisation committed to improving the level of PE and School Sport in Primary, Secondary, and Special Schools within the area. Our objective is to create a sustainable and coherent infrastructure that nurtures the implementation of high quality provision within the network's schools, having a positive impact on the lives of the young people within the network. The Network works within the School Games structure delivering high quality competitive sporting opportunities for pupils, as well as furthering leadership opportunities for young people, and offering expert support and training for primary schools.

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We have been fortunate in Cheltenham with being able to sustain a similar structure to that of the former SSP. Acquiring funding from the School Games and Primary School Sport Premium, the SSN's objectives have altered slightly to align with the ones of these streams, but the overall goal of improving opportunities for all pupils to participate within PE and School Sport remains intact.


School Sport Network Manager, Dan Derrick, oversees the strategic elements of the network, using his strong professional network to ensure the high quality and sustainability of the SSN. Dan has managed the SSN since its conception in 2011, before this he worked as an SSCo and assistant PDM within the old SSP. 



Primary PE Curriculum Specialist, Jeanette Quinn provides support for primary school teachers with all things PE. Jeanette brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the SSN having previously worked as a Head of PE, a PE and Sport advisor, a Regional Development Officer at the Youth Sport Trust, and as PE Subject Leader for PGCE PE at the University of Worcestershire.  

School Sport Network Co-ordinator, Matt Coldrey, links with the Primary and Secondary Schools to organise tournaments within the School Games structure, as well as training young leaders to assist with this. Recently graduated, Matt also works with the University of Gloucestershire lecturing in Sports Education and Coaching, bringing expert volunteers and fresh ideas to the Network. 


In Cheltenham the vast majority of secondary Head Teachers have been supportive with putting in post a PE teacher release, with all schools engaging in the network's programmes and the School Games.


Primary schools receive funding for PE and School Sport from the government in the form on the School Sport Premium. This has enabled schools to buy-in to the SSN, funding posts for the new specialist staff allowing the work of the SSN to continue and furthering the SSN's sustainable development of PE and School Sport within Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury.


The School Sport Network hub site is the newly built All Saints' Academy. All Saints' Academy is a £24 million new build school which has replaced Christ College and Cheltenham Kingsmead. The Academy has fantastic facilities and is used for meetings, competitions and festivals and CPD courses organised by the network.

The School Sport Network is always seeking funding so if you are a local business, please click on our Sponsorship page.

Latest News 


The successful Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network (SSN), which has been in existence since 2010, is soon to become a Charity, namely: Move More CIO.
This transition is imminent and will bring with it some exciting, new opportunities within health and family engagement, predominately linked to primary schools within the Gloucestershire, Wychavon and Malvern areas initially.
Move More is looking to recruit a Health Activator to join the team. They will predominately be working in an outreach capacity, whilst the central office will continue to be based at All Saints’ Academy, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Start date will be based on the successful applicants’ availability / resignation period as well as the official launch of Move More, anticipated to be around Easter 2018.

Health Activator Job Specification

Move More Application Form

Leadership updates

Following feedback from the streering group regarding the School Sport Network's primary school leadership structure, we created a helpful graphic to assist you with understanding how the various leadership opportunities work with each other. Members, click here for the full leadership resource including PE Chiefs, KS2 Young Leaders, SGOC, and Young Ambassadors. 

To read about the new Key Stage 1 PE Chiefs, click on the picture below...

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Buying PE equipment or kit ?

logoThe SSN is pleased to announce Harris's Sports Ltd as their preferred provider of high quality PE equipment, kit, resources and uniform for its schools at highly competitive prices. They will provide immediate response to schools' needs and will provide individually tailored packages and equipment bags. Harris's Sports Ltd are highly experienced in working with schools supplying them with team kit, equipment, as well as tailored combinations of kit. Harris's Sports Ltd will donate a % of its profits back into the our network from any network orders, so lets work together and you can be reassured on the quality of products and their service as well as knowing the Network will gain some additional funding to help with its work. To discuss your needs, order a new catalogue or arrange a visit, please call Harris's office on 01275 874351 or contact Dave Davies (MD and Sales) on 07764 760 921. To email please click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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