“Working together to create active places and healthy lives through physical activity and sport”
Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is a partnership of agencies working together to create active places and healthy lives through physical activity and sport.
We are part of an England-wide network of 43 CSPs. Through our nationwide coverage and our local knowledge CSPs are uniquely positioned to support the development of physical activity and sport. Increased participation in sport and physical activity can have a positive benefit on a wide range of agendas, such as physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development.
SASSOT is funded by national and local partners, including Sport England, our Local Authorities and Universities.
Through our partnership approach County Sports Partnerships are uniquely positioned to support the development of sport, PE and active recreation. We aim to help grow participation; sustain current participants and help those with talent excel in sport. Our work supports a wide range of agendas that increased participation in sport and active recreation can have a positive benefit on. Agendas include health & wellbeing, economic prosperity, community development and community safety.
On the 24th April 2018 we launched our new SASSOT 2018-2021 Strategy. This strategy outlines SASSOT’s priorities for the next three years. Please find the strategy here.
SASSOT recently went through an external PMIF/Quest assessment. We are proud to say that we achieved a ‘Good’ rating across all areas.
PMIF (or the Performance Management and Improvement Framework, to give it its full name) is Sport England’s version of Quest for County Sports Partnerships, and is their new way of measuring the effectiveness of CSPs.
The two-day assessment took place on 17th to 18th December, and was the culmination of a lot of self-assessment and evidence gathering both from within the team and Board, and with a wide range of our partners. The SASSOT Board and Staff Team believe this is a fair reflection of where we are at, at this point in time, and recognises how far we’ve travelled as an organisation since the launch of our new strategy and the restructure of our team and Board last year.
As with any process of this kind, various strengths and areas for improvement were identified by the assessor, and overall these echoed what we’d already identified during the initial self-assessment process. Please find these areas within the report below.