Tees Valley Sport School Inclusion Network

In 2014 a successful Inclusion Network was established to bring together the schools educating young disabled people across the Tees Valley. The purpose of the group is to work in partnership, share good practice, disseminate expertise and increase opportunities for all.

Please feel free to join us and support the physical education development of young disabled people across the Tees Valley.

The Inclusion network meets once each term. The meetings shape the events for the coming term and determine the CPD needed across the Tees Valley. The Inclusion Network is an integral part of the YST Inclusion Schools work, carried out by Emma Turnbull. Meetings are coordinated by Lis Greenwell at Tees Valley Sport with agendas circulated prior to the meeting.

The next Inclusion Meeting is Monday 9th September 2019 at Priory Woods School 3.45pm -5pm.

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The final event of the academic year in the Tees Valley Inclusion Network calendar saw 125 SEND pupils from 15 schools take to the water for the annual bell boating regatta at Tees Barrage.  A wonderful day was had by all, with splashes, laughter and the children’s (and staff’s!) competitive spirit rising to take on the challenge of the races.  Young Leaders from St Michael’s Catholic Academy, Billingham supported the event and demonstrated some excellent skills in helping the children in and out of the boats, on and off with the buoyancy aids and generally assisting with whatever was asked of them.

BBC Radio Tees attended the event, which then featured on the Gary Philipson show later the same day and Helena Bowman (Head of MFC Foundation) & Ruth Shaw (General Manager Premier League Charitable Fund) made guest appearances in one of the races.  A surprise visit from the Rory the MFC mascot who also features in a race was a highlight of the day.  The event was sponsored by Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation Elements Programme, organised and delivered by TVS in partnership with Tees Valley Project Ability programme, Tees Active & the International White Water Centre, Tees Barrage.  Please click on the image below to view a short film.