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Inclusive Sports

Northfield School is the Lead Inclusion School for Tees Valley working in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust.

Here at Northfield we are inclusion champions and try to promote what high quality, meaningful and inclusive PE and school sport should look like for every child. We work to empower teachers to be more inclusive in their practice, provide meaningful competition and competition pathways for young people, raise their aspirations and provide inclusive leadership opportunities.

Our School Sports Partnership work closely with other Partnerships and School Games Organisers in Tees Valley to:

  • work with others to support them to provide inclusive competition and strengthen entry and exit pathways to school games and regular competition
  • provide regular training advice and guidance for the school sport workforce on inclusive practice
  • raise aspirations and to lead the way in developing inclusive leadership through Step into Sport and Durham County leadership academy
  • promote TOPS Sportsability

For further information visit or contact Emma Turnbull at

Project Ability Dates 2017-2018


Activity / Course



Target Audience

Once a term
1st meeting Monday 18th September 2017

Inclusive Schools Network meeting


Priory Woods School, Middlesbrough

Open to all primary, secondary & 6th form SEND staff & schools

Thursday 5th October 2017

Introduction to Inclusive Sports Course


Marsh House Sports centre, Billingham

Pupils in Yr9+ in mainstream schools & colleges & pupils within special schools with the ability to lead & understand rules

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Inclusive Schools Primary Multi Sports Festival


Durham University, Stockton Campus

Primary aged pupils with SEND

Thursday 9th November 2017

Tees Valley Boccia


Marsh House Sports centre, Billingham

Open to all disabilities learning & physical pupils in Primary & Secondary schools. Winning teams will represent Tees Valley in the regional final

Monday 27th November 2017

Tees Valley Panathlon swimming event


Billingham Forum

Primary & secondary special & mainstream schools with SEND pupils. The winners from this event will be invited to the Regional final at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Inclusive Schools ‘Step into Sport’ Leadership training academy days 


Herlingshaw centre, Eston

Leaders Yr9+ from mainstream schools who have an interest in working with pupils who have a SEND or leaders from special schools with an interest in sport

Monday 4th December 2017

Inclusive Schools Secondary Sports Hall Athletics


Herlingshaw centre, Eston

Secondary aged pupils with SEND 

Monday 22nd January 2018

Inclusive Schools Secondary Multi Sports Festival


Durham University, Stockton Campus

Secondary aged pupils with SEND

Thursday 25th January 2018

Inclusive PE course


Egglescliffe School

Open to SEND Co-ordinators & SEN support staff

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Tees Valley New Age Kurling competition


Marsh House Sports centre, Billingham

Primary & secondary special schools & mainstream schools with SEND pupils

Thursday 15th March 2018

Wheelchair Basketball training & trials for Stockton & Darlington



Secondary SEND pupils from Stockton & Darlington borough schools

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Inclusive Schools Table Top & Target Games Event


Durham University, Stockton Campus

Primary & secondary special & mainstream schools with SEND pupils

Thursday 19th April 2018

Inclusive School Games Secondary Come & Tri Games

10am- 2pm

Herlingshaw centre, Eston (TBC)

Volleyball, Football & Netball competitions all at one venue for Secondary SEND pupils/

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Inclusive PMLD Panathlon Event


Eston Leisure Centre

For PMLD pupils from primary & secondary mainstream & special schools

Thursday 14th June 2018

Secondary Panathlon Event


Durham University, Stockton Campus

Open to special schools & secondary schools with SEND pupils

June/July 2018

Bell Boating regatta


Tees Barrage

Open to primary & secondary  schools with SEND pupils

For further information or to book on to any training or events please contact Emma Turnbull, Tees Valley Project Ability Lead, or 07891 184387