Competition managers work with schools, national governing bodies of sport and school sport associations within each county area to increase inter-school sport competition. The national school sport competition framework has been developed in partnership with some 20 national governing bodies of sport.
School sport partnerships now include all maintained schools in England. There are currently 90 competition managers in post, each working across two school sport partnerships. On average, there are 48 schools per partnership. This means that competition managers are currently working with around 7,200 primary schools and 1,440 secondary schools. The appointment of a total of 226 competition managers by January 2009 will ensure that all maintained schools in England will be included in this framework.