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Howitt Primary Community School

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Sports Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Sport Premium Funding

At Howitt we believe that it is important for every child to be involved in fun, physical activities. We believe that our PE lessons will equip children with the fundamental movement skills, creating building blocks to prepare them for sports specific activities. The benefits to children are that they will grow into healthy, well-rounded happy people. The qualities that sports bring to a young person are leadership skills, ability to work as a team and sportsmanship. PE is taught in both competitive and non-competitive settings and is combined with clear teaching in health and well-being.


Year 2 children enjoying boxercise with the PE coach


Trim track fun!


As a school we are determined to make this happen by implementing the following objectives;


  • Opportunities through School Sport.
  • Access to a high quality and diverse P.E. curriculum.
  • Physical Activity will be done through extra-curricular sporting activities.


In 2016/17 27% of Howitt Primary Community School children represented the school in at least one of the 12 sporting competitions the school entered.


We recognise the importance of Physical Education, Sport and the provision of a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Our aim is to involve as many children as possible in as many quality activities as we can.


We are committed as a school to the promotion of sport for all of our children, at all levels of ability, in 2016-2017 28% of our SEND children participated in an extra-curricular activity.


Howitt Primary Community School has embraced the opportunities presented by the Sports Premium money available and how we utilise that money is detailed below but more important is the philosophy behind it. The success we have already enjoyed in engaging children is down to the children taking a pride in themselves and their school. Self-belief, drive and a determination to challenge themselves, try new things and to improve, goes beyond sport to all areas of their lives.


Wanting to represent the school is a huge motivational factor for our children and we have been creative and focused in how we have supported our children in achieving this aim. Of course this aspiration has benefits in terms of tackling childhood obesity but it is the sense of purpose and desire to acquire new skills and hone existing ones which is key. Physical Health and Mental Health are of course intrinsically linked and we recognise that the quality of our provision has a significant impact on the lives of our children.


Teaching and Learning

All our PE lessons follow a yearly planner linked to after-school clubs and competitions.  Each lesson follows a do, think and feel.


Do child’s ability skilfully, tactfully and physically (these change according to the activity)


Think- child’s understanding of the broader subject for physical education eg. Nutrition, the body and effects of exercise (these remain the same throughout the year)


Feel– child’s social and emotional well-being eg. The importance of being active and how to make friends through sport and PE (these remain the same throughout the year)


Thanks to the government’s focus on increasing sports provision in schools we have again made ambitious and exciting sports timetables for this year.


Schools are allocated Sport Premium funding from the DfE (More information regarding the funding can be found at £9578 for the financial year 2016/2017 and we have budgeted to provide the following from our funding:


Howitt Primary Community School allocate a budget of £9500 to Amber Valley School Sport Partnership (AVSSP) for the comprehensive AVSSP coaching and Extended Services Package, this comprises of a high quality Sports Teacher for one and a half days per week for the full academic year. The school also allocates £1000 towards affiliation to the school sports partnership which gains entry to all competitions, Bikeability and other opportunities which can be found at The school also allocates £1200 to Mrs Wood for her role within Physical Education at Howitt Primary. Mrs Wood’s duties are as follows, arranging after school clubs, leading breakfast club and lunch time club activities and carrying out secretarial work.


The Package we received from AVSSP is as follows:


  • £8000 Sport Premium has been delegated to every school plus £5 per pupil head (£15782016/2017)
  • Cross party commitment has been made to secure this funding until 2020.
  • This delegation of funds to schools has given Howitt Primary Community School the opportunity to implement high quality sport and PE education in the school setting.
  • The quality of our PE provision in our school has continued to improve year on year this is monitored and evidenced through rigorous quality assurance. But also by the increase in pupil engagement and the school’s engagement with competitions which have resulted in very successful outcomes.
  • The school has a PE Curriculum Lead (Mr Betteridge) and one sports coordinator (Mrs Wood). Our Sports’ Teacher from AVSSP is Mr Smith who is a qualified PE Specialist.
  • The cost to the school for the provision is £11700 funding received by school equates to £9578, the shortfall of £2122 is met through the school’s own budget and reflects our commitment.
  • All coaching and PE lessons are in line with national and Ofsted standards.
  • Mr Smith works alongside teaching and support staff modelling good practice.
  • CPD is undertaken and offered.
  • The school has a process of electing Young Sports Leaders within school promoting engagement, responsibility and lifelong learning.
  • AVSSP provide the school with Sports Leaders from our feeder Senior School, which is aspirational to our pupils as well as a good transition model.
  • As part of our package AVSSP also provides:
  • Yearly planning that follows 6 different schemes of activities that demonstrate progression from KS1 through to the end of KS2
  • After School Clubs (30% of Howitt Primary Community School pupils attended an extra-curricular after school club.)
  • Satellite Clubs
  • Holiday Clubs
  • Competitions
  • The service is supported by:
  • Phil Basterfield – SSP Development Manager –
  • Mark Ozenbrook – SSP Development Manager
  • Sue Pacey – Finance and Admin
  • Rob Shaw – School Sport Partnership Officer
  • Sports Leaders



Level 1 Competitions-competitions that take place within school.


  • 100% of our children last year took part in a level 1 competition, this year we are introducing inter house competitions


Level 2 Competition-competitions that are against other schools.


  • 27% of our children took part in a competition last academic year 2016/17 – we are looking to continue to increase this in 2017/2018
  • 8 SEND pupils took part in these competitions last year
  • 28% of our Pupil Premium pupils attended 1 of these competitions.


Competition results 2015-2016


Year Group Event Attendance Position
Year 5 and 6 VC cup football 10 2nd Place
Year 3 and 4 World cup TAG 8 Festival
Year 5 and 6 World cup TAG 9 5th Place
Years 4 – 6 Girls Football 8 3rd Place
Years 4 – 6 Primary Schools Football 9 4th Place 
Year 1 and 2 Sports Hall Athletics 10



1st Place



Year 3 and 4 Sports Hall Athletics 10



5th Place



Year 5 and 6 Sports Hall Athletics 10



4th Place



Year 1and 2 Invasion games 6 1st Place
Year 5 and 6 Dance Platform 2 1st Place


Duet performance

Year 3 and 4 Basketball 5 1st Place
Year 5 and 6 Basketball 7 3rd Place
Year 1 and 2 Dodgeball 7 1st Place
Year 3 and 4 Dodgeball 7 3rd Place
Year 5 and 6 Dodgeball 7 2nd Place
Year 1 and 2 Racket  Festival 6 1st Place
Year 5 and 6 Dance Platform 3 Participants
Year 5 and 5 KS1 football 8 2nd Place
KS2 Go Ride Cycle Racing 1 1st place
Year 5 and 6 Football 5 a-side 10 Derbyshire Primary & Junior Schools  – 4th   place


Leadership and Volunteering


For 2017-2018 we will be appointing 18 KS2 leaders to prepare school teams for competitions during lunchtimes, they also lead warm ups for the PE lessons and will manage and run activities with KS1 and KS2 children at lunchtimes, playing and leading games. These children record the hours spent working with others to gain a certificate from Amber Valley Sports Partnerships. We also have 10 playground friends in KS1 who support other children at playtimes.


The school keeps a register highlighting those children that exceed at sport including those children who exceed in physical education lessons.