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Celebrating school sport and physical activity in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

We want to recognise the excellent work that schools are doing using their Primary PE and Sport Premium funding through a set of new awards which are linked to national partners.

The 2017 Awards will recognise schools that have innovated and endeavoured to provide improved outcomes for pupils using the Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.

All schools in Herefordshire and Worcestershire who are in receipt of the government grant are able to nominate themselves/be nominated for one of three awards:
– Physical activity and health enhancing initiatives
– Whole school improvement
– Increased participation in competitive sport

The Rounds

Round 1- County awards: Applications will be judged at a county level. Winners will receive county level recognition and will be entered into the West Midlands regional awards. Deadline for applications to be returned is Friday 28th April 2017.

Round 2- Regional awards Winners of the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire county awards will be entered into the regional competition with winners from the other five West Midlands County Sports Partnerships (Active Black Country / Sport across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent (SASSOT) / Sport Birmingham / Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Sport (CSW Sport) / Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin).

Round 3- National awards Winners of the West Midlands regional awards will be put forward to the national awards to compete against winners from other regions.


These awards are a celebration of good practice in utilising the premium, recognition on a local, regional and national stage.

Guidance for the nomination submission
Who can nominate: Any school receiving the Primary PE and School Sport premium is eligible to nominate or be nominated for an award;
• The school (teacher, support staff, governor etc.)
• A parent / extended family member
• A partner of the school (local authority, academy sponsor, school games organiser, coaching organisation etc.)

• All nominations must be received by Wednesday 26th April 2017
• West Midlands regional winners will be shortlisted on 3rd May 2017

Before applying, ensure that your submission:

  • Is innovative - How has the school delivered something additional which is ground breaking and original which other schools can learn from?
  • Is sustainable - How has the school ensured that the impact of an additional intervention can be maintained after the grant is no longer provided?
  • Impacts on pupils – this is crucial if your submission is to be successful How has the school ensured and measured (evidence will be required) that pupils benefit from the intervention?

Applications will be considered more favourably if the following are referenced:

• Transition (i.e. how pupils will continue to benefit when they move on to secondary schools)
• Social mobility (i.e. how pupil's future prospects have or will be improved)
• The school's journey from under-performing to over-performing in your chosen area

Applications should include innovative interventions, projects or other activities which have improved outcomes for pupils. Your example should have developed or added to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers and make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. Impact should be clearly measured and applications should include qualitative and/or quantitative evidence including quotes from teachers, pupils and, where possible, parents.

Physical activity and health enhancing initiatives
For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on their pupil's engagement in physical activity or health improvement activities. This could include:

• increasing activity levels of the least active pupils
• engaging pupils who do not enjoy PE lessons
• targeting pupils who are overweight or obese
• working with pupils who do not usually participate in extra-curricular sports clubs
• collaborating with parents, the community or faith groups to raise the profile and importance of physical activity

Whole school improvement
For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on pupils in and through PE, including other curriculum subjects and priority school development areas. This could include:

• an identified priority through the whole school action plan or SEF (for example attendance, parental engagement or behaviour)
• increased attainment in other curricular areas directly attributed to the grant
• development of other PE and sport outcomes (for example confidence, resilience or SMSC)
• comprehensive enhancements to the PE curriculum which consider pupil's backgrounds and circumstances
• impact on pupils' personal development, behaviour and welfare

Increased participation in competitive sport
For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant increasing pupil participation levels in competitive sport. The impact of this on pupils should be clearly stated. This could include:

• entering competitions which are accessible for all pupils
• identifying competitions to attend which are linked to curriculum, extra-curricular and community sports clubs
• providing more opportunities to groups of pupils including girls, SEND, BME or other targeted cohorts
• introducing and providing opportunities to compete in different sports, not usually on offer

To nominate a school please complete an application form which is accessible below. Deadline for entries is Friday 28th April 2017. Applications should be returned to Beky Williams - r.williams@worc.ac.uk

If you would like any further information please use the contact details below.

Beky Williams

Beky Williams

Head of Participation

Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire

  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Local Authority Liaison - Operations
  • Performance Management - Operations
  • National Governing Body engagement and Whole Sport Plan delivery
  • Primary PE and Sport Premium
  • Adult Participation Oversight
  • Children & Young People contracts
  • Deputy Safeguarding Officer
HB1009, Hines Building, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ
01905 542034

Well done to our 2016-17 Physical Activity and Health Enhancing Initiatives award winners, Heronswood Primary School.

Through the 'Fresh Start' initiative pupils were educated on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, children were able to identify healthy foods that would help to give them a better start to the day. 90 per cent of pupils completed the full course, with increasing knowledge and confidence.