The Howard School Sport Partnership

Welcome to the Howard School Sport Partnership which is a collection of schools (in Rainham, Gillingham, Strood and the rural area of Medway - Kent) working together in families to share resources, facilities, teaching and coaching expertise and an infrastructure of staff.

The ultimate vision is that:

"The Howard School Sports Partnership (covering all schools in Gillingham, Rainham, Strood and the rural area of Medway) commits to provide an efficient, high quality and school needs led service, we will continue to enable young people to become the best they can be through the medium of physical activity, physical education and sport."

Currently in Summer 2016, we have 32 out of a possible 45 primary schools in the HSSP area currently buying into our school sport services for 2015-2016 academic year. For further details on the menu of packages and services available to Primary Schools, delivered by our School Sport Co-ordinators (SSCo’s released from their secondary P.E. Dept.) Please see: DRAFT Menu of HSSP School Sport Services and Products 2016-17. As well as these services we can accommodate bespoke school sport packages after discussions with individual Primary Schools. We also help to co-ordinate a CPD programme of Primary P.E. courses and train Primary staff to deliver Change4Life Clubs and organise a calendar of Medway and HSSP Primary School Sport Festivals/Competitions in the local area, for further details see the Events page. Please see business plan: The Howard School Sport Partnership BUSINESS PLAN 2016-2017

Once a Primary School is signed up to the minimum HSSP Baseline package for the academic year, then they can issue their Ofsted Inspector with the statement attached, to help explain that the STATEMENT FOR OFSTED RE HSSP primary school service users

For further details on any of our services please do not hesitate to contact: Claire Moore, Tel: 01634 236606 or 07725724393, Email or write to: Claire Moore, The Howard School, The Howard School Sport Partnership, Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent ME8 OBX.


General article, Updated: 16 March 2013

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 and recently this funding has been extended to include 2015/16, to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Eligible schools

Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual schools census in January 2013. All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.

Purpose of funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose they do this. Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs

Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered. Schools will be required to include details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside their curriculum details, so parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

Best practice
Schools will be able to draw on information on effective practice taken from case studies provided by the very best schools. One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure and its impact. See attachment on the latest research: DFE-RB489 - PE and sport premium an investigation in primary schools - final brief

Funding period
The sport premium will be paid for the two academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 and has recently been extended to 2015-2016.

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at Medway Park (previously known as the Black Lion Leisure Centre), Mill Road, Gillingham, ME7 1HF
Wednesday’s Wheelchair Rugby League Club and Thursday’s Wheelchair Basketball Club
See document below:
Wheelchair rugby league and Wheelchair Basketball new clubs flyer starts March 2011
See parental consent form to download:
C4L Parental Consent Form Wheelchair basketball Thursday evenings at Medway Park March 2011 onwards


Fridays evenings
Satellite Badminton Club flyer starts 12th Sept 2014
Parental consent form satellite community badminton club at the Howard School FRIDAYS starts 12th Sept 14

We apologise, but at the present time we need a qualified Table Tennis Coach to deliver this weekly Sat. Club and we are struggling to find one. As soon as we have found one we will inform Rainham Mark Grammar pupils and staff and include the information on this website.

Parental consent form satellite community Handball club at the Howard School THURSDAYS starts 6th Nov 2014
Handball Club Flyer Starting November 2014 Thursdays 3.15-4.15pm

Mondays at Medway Park
New Community Medway Dragons Handball Club starts October 2013 adults and children poster

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Many of the Medway, Mini Youth Games (MYG’s) and HSSP Festivals are connected to the Kent School Games/West Kent School Games finals in 2015 (i.e. the winning or qualifying school from each local Festival, qualifies for the Kent School Games/West Kent School Games finals where they compete against other local/area winning schools). Your school will be informed by ourselves if your school qualifies for these County Finals.


Medway Primary School Games 2017-2018

Date Event Details Contact
Thurs, 7 June 2018 MYG Football (yrs 4-6) at Anchorians Football Club John Hatchett
Thurs, 14 June 2018 Primary Tri Golf (yrs 1-2) at Greenacre Academy Kimberley Hill
Thurs, 26 June 2018 MYG Athletics (yrs 4-6) at Medway Park John Hatchett
Fri, 6 July 2018 HSSP Dance Festival (yrs 1-13) at Brompton Academy Claire Moore
Thurs, 12 July 2018 HSSP Infant Skills and Change4Life Festival (yrs 1-2) at the Howard School Claire Moore

Disability Youth Games

Date Event Details Contact
Tues, 23 Jan 2018 Swimming (yrs 5-9) at Strood Sports Centre John Hatchett
Thurs, 15 March 2018 Football (yrs 5-9) at Kicks Centre, Strood Sports Centre John Hatchett
Thurs, 19 April 2018 Skiing (yrs 5-9) at John Nike Ski Centre John Hatchett
Tues, 19 June 2018 Summer Games (yrs 5-9) at Medway Park John Hatchett

Medway Secondary School Games 2017 - 2018

Date Event Details Contact
Thurs, 28 Sept 2017 Indoor Rowing at Greenacre Academy Vikki Bell
Email:, 01634 861 593 ext 250
Thurs, 12 Oct 2017 Badminton at Medway Park Pam Fincher
Email:, 01634 308 821
Thurs, 16 Nov 2017 Cross Country at SJWMS Claire Moore
Email:, 07725 724 393
Thurs, 30 Nov 2017 Handball at Medway Park Tom Humphreys
Email:, 01634 861 593 ext. 250
Thurs, 14 Dec 2017 Futsal at Medway Park Natasha Moloney
Email:, 01634 861 593 ex.250
Thurs, 11 Jan 2018 Sportshall Athletics at Howard School Claire Moore
Email:, 07725 724 393
Thurs, 14 Dec 2017 Basketball Boys only at Medway Park Claire Moore
Email:, 07725 724 393
Thurs, 10 May 2018 Rounders girls only at Rainham Girls School Claire Moore
Email:, 07725 724 393
Wed, 23 May 2018 Super 8 Athletics at Medway Park Claire Moore
Email:, 07725 724 393
Thurs, 21 June 2018 Cricket at Lordswood Cricket Clubs Tom Humphreys
Email:, 01634 861 593 ext 250
Thurs, 28 June 2018 Athletics at Medway Park Tom Humphreys and Claire Moore
Email:, 01634 861593 ext 250
Email:, 07725 724 393
Fri, 29 June 2018 HSSP Dance Festival at HSSP Dance Festival Claire Moore
Email:, 07725 724 393

For further details and a calendar of events, festivals, some entry forms and league contact organiser details click on the Events page.

For details on the training and professional development opportunities for all teachers and coaches click on: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for Medway Teachers to view the latest CPD brochure.

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Items for Loan

  • Digital Camera
  • LCP Primary P.E. Curriculum Resources
  • Paralympic 'Ability vs Ability Nothing Else' Education pack for schools
  • Tri-Golf Bag of equipment
  • Small number of Hoops, Blindfolds and bean bags
  • 3 concept indoor rowers
  • 1kg balls (for chest push in virtual athletics)
  • BISI Mini Badminton rackets and nets/posts and shuttles
  • Vortex Mega Howlers (for virtual athletics
  • Table Tennis bats and balls, plus plastic nets
  • Mini Squash rebound wall, rackets and balls
  • Mini Tennis rackets and balls

Activate 5/7/9 resources – Val Sabin

Contact Claire Moore 07725724393 for further details

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