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Inclusive Schools

Stockton Schools Sport Partnership and our host School Northfield are the lead organisation in delivering Project Ability for Tees Valley.

The number one aim of Project Ability is to have more young disabled pupils taking part in competitive sport. Through the School Games and Project Ability lead schools network, each selected for their established expertise in engaging young disabled people, schools can improve the quality, and extend the provision, of physical activity for disabled pupils.

Project Ability is delivered as part of the School Games and includes:

  • bespoke training, developed by the Youth Sport Trust, to provide local advice and guidance to School Games Organisers and host schools
  • establishment and implementation of even more local competitive opportunities for young disabled people
  • development of school club activities.

In order to run inclusive sporting activity schools are encouraged to work alongside National Governing Bodies of Sport to establish inclusive formats with tips and advice on how to adapt activities as well as specific impairment formats.

Guidance on inclusive formats is available from the national governing bodies of sport. Schools can use these inclusive formats in their School Games intra- and inter-school competition (Levels 1 and 2), while including disability events within the Level 3 county events. The best pupils can aspire to compete at the Schools Games finals.


Project Ability Dates 2016-2017

Activity / Course




Target Audience

Sharing Inclusive Practice meeting

Monday 19th September 2016


Northfield School Sportsdrome

Special schools & mainstream schools with SEND pupils

Special Schools Bell Boating Regatta

Tuesday 20th September 2016


Tees Barrage Water sports centre

Open to primary & secondary pupils from special or mainstream schools

Project Ability Primary Sports Event

Wednesday 19th October 2016


Marsh House Sports Centre

Primary aged pupils with SEND

Active Kids for All course

Friday 02 December 2016


Marsh House Sports Centre

Open to all special & primary mainstream schools

Boccia Young Officials Course

Wednesday 02 November 2015


Marsh House Sports centre

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

Boccia Tees Valley & Durham Competition

Tuesday 8th November 2016


Marsh House Sports Centre

Open to all disabilities learning & physical - pupils Primary & Secondary schools

Project Ability Leadership Training Academy

Tuesday 15th November 2016


Eston Sports Centre (TBC)

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

Inclusive Secondary Schools Sportshall Athletics

Tuesday 22nd November 2016




Tees Valley Secondary Project Ability Festival

Wednesday 7th December 2016


Marsh House Sports Centre

Secondary aged pupils with SEND

Inclusive Table Top course for schools

Tuesday 24th January 2017


 Marsh House Sports Centre

Course for teachers & support staff to be able to deliver table top games in school leading up to the Tees Valley Event on 7th March 2017

Tees Valley Inclusive Table Top Event

Tuesday 7th March 2017




PMLD Panathlon Event

Tuesday 2nd May 2017



For PMLD pupils from primary & secondary mainstream & special schools