London Headteacher Alliance

In 2012 the London Headteachers Alliance for PE, school sport and physical activity in association with the Youth Sport Trust was launched. Its members represent most of the capital’s 32 boroughs.

The Alliance aims to influence, advocate and champion to ensure:


More time for high quality PE: All young Londoners are physically literate, can move competently and confidently and leave education with a lifelong skill

Health and wellbeing

Physical activity opportunities embedded into every school day: Every London child has the opportunity to live a healthy, active lifestyle, supporting physical, mental and emotional wellbeing  

World class sport

Sustained competitive sport in schools: Sport remains at the heart of a young Londoners and is used as a tool to improve life chances

Exceptional leadership

Leadership as a vehicle for change: PE, school sport and physical activity raises aspirations and outcomes for young Londoners and school leaders

The benefits of becoming an Alliance member are:
  • Access to first-hand knowledge and up to date policy decisions on PE, School Sport and Physical Activity
  • Links to funding opportunities driven in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust
  • Access to funded programmes and new innovative interventions to support whole school outcomes
  • Opportunity to share best practice across the group
  • Be part of formal consultation exercises with key stakeholders shaping future initiative and partnerships
  • Be part of a national network of Headteacher Ambassadors creating a movement to support positive change in education

Our Alliance members also act as Youth Sport Trust Headteacher Ambassadors, joining a network of over 100 like minded colleagues that believe in the power of PE, school sport and physical activity to change young people’s lives. Click here to find out more about our Headteacher Ambassador network.