Lead Schools

In addition to a membership network, we have a number of other exemplary schools working with us, all of whom play an active role in supporting our mission.

Our Goal

To create a national movement of schools that drive individual and whole school improvement through the different specialist areas of: inclusion, Leadership Coaching Volunteering (LCV), achievement and wellbeing that are formally aligned to the Youth Sport Trust and positioned to support our mission.

You can see a list of our Inclusion schools by county here.

Our Ambitions

Through this infrastructure of specialist lead schools, we aim to create a strategic approach to innovation, concept development and delivery.  We have 4 clear ambitions:

  • Demonstrate the value of Health and Wellbeing, PE, sport, inclusion, and achievement within whole school and/or community contexts
  • Advocate the impact of the specialist area(s) on young people’s wellbeing, leadership, and achievement
  • Pioneer school-centered innovation, based on action research to influence national strategies and practice
  • Develop, test, and deliver specialist interventions and learning that create transformational change in schools and communities

Our Offer

  • Opportunities to work nationally with leading experts in PE, school sport and physical activity to enhance the health, wellbeing, and achievements of students
  • National recognition as a pioneering network of schools driving the specialist area(s) forward in England
  • Direct investment into schools through training, resources, equipment, and engagement with positive role models (subject to funding)
  • Networking opportunities to share best practice, inspire learning and maximise impact.

Join the network

Speak to us about becoming a part of the national Lead School network.

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