Help

Help for Teachers

What is the purpose of the Suppliers Hub?

The Suppliers Hub has been created to make it easier for schools to find providers who can meet their needs.

What does it cost to be listed on it?

There is no charge for being on the site.  We wanted to create a platform that meets the needs of teachers and suppliers alike and wanted to make it freely available.

Who can be on it?

Any individual or organisation who has a service(s) to offer to schools can sign up to the Hub. They should, however, be able to meet the following minimum standards determined by the National School Sport Partners:
  • Demonstrate their impact on PE and school sport in schools
  • Provide references from schools and Local Authorities that have engaged with them
  • Demonstrate relevant year/age group experiences
  • Provide evidence of whole staff training/support
  • Provide a PE and school sport vision and their experiences to date
  • Show an awareness of Ofsted criteria and national frameworks such as the Physical Literacy framework

Who are the national partners?

The national partners are: Sport England, County Sport Partnership Network, the Department for Education, the Department of Health, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Youth sport Trust, Association for Physical Education, UK Coaching and UK Active Kids

Do I have to log in?

No, you can access the Suppliers Hub just by using the search function.  If you would like to provide customer feedback, however, you will need to log in and register first.

How do I register?

Click on the register tab on then complete the ‘Create a teacher profile’ section

How do I log in?

Click on the ‘login’ tab at the top right of the home page and then follow the instructions

How do I find suppliers?

You can do this in three different ways:
  1. You can search by keyword if you are looking for something specifically. Using a word that is contained on a supplier’s profile will bring up a list of suppliers who can assist.
  2. You can search by postcode if you are looking for a supplier who is based close to your school
  3. You can search every organisation on the site by hitting the search button.

How do I contact a supplier if I want to?

Simply click on the red ‘contact us’ tab directly below the organisation logo on the right side of the screen. You will need to login before you can contact a supplier.

How do know if a supplier is any good?

Each organisation on the Hub is invited to provide up to three referees who can tell you their experiences of the supplier.  If you would like to contact the referee personally for more information you can do this by clicking the relevant button next to the referee’s statement.

How do I rate a supplier?

First, you must register as a teacher on the Hub. You can then rate your supplier out of 5, giving reasons for your rating.

How do I complain if a supplier doesn’t deliver to my expectations?

You can provide both positive and negative feedback on the Hub. We do ask that all comments are professional.

Can I save my searches?

You can add your searches to your shortlist by clicking the white tab that sits under the ‘contact us’ tab on the right-hand side of the screen. You will need to login before you can add a search to your shortlist.  

Help for Suppliers

How do I get my organisation on the hub?

  • Click on the ‘register’ tab on the top right of the home page.
  • Then on the ‘create a teacher account’ screen click on the ‘click here’ to register as a supplier’
  • Complete the supplier sign up section, then click ‘send application’

What are the minimum standards for being on the hub?

Any individual or organisation who has a service(s) to offer to schools can sign up to the Hub. They should, however, be able to meet the following minimum standards determined by the National School Sport Partners:
  • Demonstrate their impact on PE and school sport in schools
  • Provide references from schools and Local Authorities that have engaged with them
  • Demonstrate relevant year/age group experiences
  • Provide evidence of whole staff training/support
  • Provide a PE and school sport vision and their experiences to date
  • Show an awareness of Ofsted criteria and national frameworks such as the Physical Literacy framework

What if I don’t meet all of the standards to be on the hub?

Unfortunately at this time you will be unable to be listed on the hub. If your circumstances change, however, we would welcome you be apply again. What if I’m a UK Active Kids approved supplier? UK Active Kids carry out substantial checks on each organisation prior to issuing approved status so there is no need for these organisations to go through more checks.