Three Rivers & Watford School Sports Partnership
The Partnership, proudly hosted at Rickmansworth School, is a collaboration of 38 infant, primary and secondary schools with the aim of improving the provision of PE and School Sport. The Partnership is managed by Matt Harrington (School Games Organiser) and Kirsty Brown (School Games Coordinator).
We provide thousands of competitive opportunities for young people across the districts, with an inclusive competition structure. This ensures young people can participate in a wide range of sports, from intra-school competitions to County Finals and beyond. We work closely with SSCo's from our secondary schools who each deliver 6 Family competitions and support the delivery of many other Partnership events throughout the year.
The Three Rivers and Watford School Sports Partnership implements The School Games. This is a competition structure which seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting, providing young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, while encouraging others to take part and succeed in sport. Responsibility for the development and organisation of The School Games lies with the Youth Sport Trust, whom the Partnership works closely with, along with 11 other School Sports Partnerships across Hertfordshire.
Leadership opportunities are also provided to our pupils, as young leaders take on the responsibility of officiating, coaching and volunteering within their school and at Partnership events throughout the year. From KS1 Play Buddy training to National Governing Body courses, our qualified pupils are encouraged to take an active role within their school, being positive role models and inspiring their peers to participate in sporting activity.
In 2016, the Partnership won a Certificate of Excellence from the Pearson Teaching Awards which has only been made possible due to the commitment and support of our Headteachers, PLTs, Heads of PE and SSCos. Their hard work and dedication has allowed the Partnership to flourish and continue to offer these fantastic opportunities to over 15,000 young people each year.