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The Havering Sports Collective

As a result of Government funding for School Sport Partnerships ending in 2011, the majority of schools in Havering, currently 46 primary and all 18 secondary schools, have formed The Havering Sports Collective (HSC). The collaboration between these schools, led by Emerson Park Academy and The Coopers’ Company & Coborn School,  has ensured that the good work of the School Sport Partnerships, previously based at the two Sports Colleges, was not lost and that we maintained and even increased the level of opportunities available to our borough’s young people. Our mission is to maintain the high standard of provision for young people in Havering by creating a range of opportunities for all member schools to participate in competitions and cultural activities.

In order to provide key services, such as festivals, first aid, training of young leaders and midday assistants and professional CPD and support, every participating school makes a financial contribution. Affiliation fees also contribute to the competition structure, which leads to level 3 School Games, as well as facility hire charges and new equipment.

Emerson Park Academy currently hosts all six Havering Young Ambassadors, whose role is to engage their peers and the younger students in physical activity and volunteering. Emerson Park Academy provides its students with a large number of leadership opportunities through its work with the Havering Sports Collective. In recent months, our students have officiated at two whole borough Quad Kids Athletics events, helped deliver several primary school sports days and primary cricket events and our younger Leaders have assisted at secondary Tennis competitions.
Emerson Park Academy also hosts many Collective events, including; KS1 Festivals, Primary Badminton Competitions, Secondary Girls’ Basketball, Secondary and Primary Indoor Athletics, Super 8s Athletics Competitions and many others. We also play a lead role in the organisation and delivery of the borough District Athletics and Secondary Cross Country Competitions. 
Coopers Coborn School and Emerson Park Academy each employ a School Games Organiser. Their role is to increase participation, competition and progression for young people in sport through the successful delivery of School Games competitions, which is sponsored by Sainsburys.
The HSC works with local partners such as Havering Cultural Services and NHS Havering to ensure a unified approach to healthy lifestyles, school sport and physical activity within the borough.

Our objectives are: 



  • Promote, support and provide PE opportunities for primary and secondary  schools in the London Borough of Havering.
  • Organise and fund sporting events and competitions for primary and  secondary school pupils.
  • Increase participation in all primary and secondary school sports.
  • Continue to build the ethos of ‘Every Child Matters’ in primary and secondary schools.
  • To support the Government’s National School Games strategy. 


    The ability to deliver these objectives requires the support and co-operation of all Primary and Secondary member schools and other partners. It relies heavily on the sponsorship of Emerson Park Academy and The Coopers’ Company & Coborn School, who employ and host the staff and provide the resources necessary to organise and deliver the Collective package.

    The Sports Collective works to encourage pupils in Havering to actively participate in sport, to ensure their health and general wellbeing and to give them positive experiences which will encourage them to have a lifelong passion for sport.
    • Participate for fun and enjoyment as well as achievement
    • Demonstrate team commitment and spirit
    • Abide by the rules
    • Respect opponents and the decisions of officials
    Teachers/Young Leaders/Officials
    • Demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times; positive role       models
    • Encourage participation in sport for fun and enjoyment as well as    achievement
    • Respect participants and the decisions of officials
    • Abide by the rules – be fair, honest and considerate
    • Discourage poor sportsmanship
    • Create and maintain a safe environment
    Parents and spectators
    • Promote participation in sport for fun
    • Teach positive sporting attitudes and the value of teamwork
    • Encourage fair play and discourage poor sportsmanship
    • Congratulate your child regardless of the result
    • Encourage and support all team members
    • Show respect for opponents and officials
    •  Never use bad language


    Level 1 - sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition

    Level 2
    - individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions in Havering

    Level 3
    – the county/area will stage multi-sport School Games festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition.          London level 3 School Games is an integral part of The London Youth Games. Winners of the  Havering competitions will represent the Borough at the London level 3 competitions. 

    Level 4
    – the Sainsbury's School Games finals: a national multi-sport event  where the most talented young people in the UK will be selected by National Governing Bodies to compete in top sporting venues.

    For more information please contact
    *      The Coopers’ Company & Coborn School
                                       Sharon Phillips - sph@cooperscoborn.co.uk
    *      Emerson Park Academy     

                                        Chris Green – cgreen@emersonparkacademy.org