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September Return to School Letter

We pride ourselves in giving children the opportunity to participate in as many sporting events and festivals as we can at Hart Community Primary School. Have a look below at some of our achievements and pictures of us participating in lots of different sporting events.

PE Vision Statement

Youth Sports Trust

The Federation has been externally assessed by a Youth Sports Trust Development Manager and deemed to be Gold Standard. The PE lead and Sports Coach met with the assessor at Hart Primary. Through an interview they were able to demonstrate the schools’ achievements along with the assessor meeting and having a tour of the school and PE achievements by the SSOC crew. This means that the school has obtained the highest level possible for the award and this is valid for two years 2018 – 2020.

What is the Award? 

The Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark is online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised badge of excellence for PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for their development plan. 

The tool has been aligned to Ofsted guidance supporting the PE and Sport Premium and comprises a series of statements, where you can select your level of provision in these areas: 

· Overall vision for PE, physical activity and school sport 

· Quality of PE 

· Quality of school sport 

· Quality of physical activity 

· Use of PE, physical activity and sport as a catalyst for wider learning. 

Even though the award is a self-review tool, both schools were then inspected by a Youth Sports Trust Development Manager. It gave the school the chance to show all of the amazing work our schools do from Nursery to Year 6 and show what a fantastic job we are all doing! We are very proud of the staff, children and parents for their dedication and support of our PE curriculum and in achieving the Gold Youth Sports Trust Quality Mark.

School Games Mark

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress. Hart Primary were successful in obtaining Gold status for the third year in a row. This year we can aim for Platinum as we have kept gold successfully for three years.

Sports Coach
We are very lucky in school to have a new sports coach, Mr Gibson. We used some of our Sports Premium fund in order to extend our PE provision. Mr Gibson works closely with the teachers and the PE Lead, Mrs Jones, to support in lessons and takes our children to sporting events and festivals. He also helps run after school clubs so that we can have a wider range of after school sports in school.

We have a School Sports Organising Crew (SSOC) that work with our Sports Coach to organise and deliver games to the Y3/4 and Y5/6 classes. The children choose the games they want to lead at the start of the week and then deliver them with the support of Mr Gibson. This helps our children towards achieving their 60 minutes of exercise a day.

We would like to congratulate our new JAPP cohort who will be joining our current JAPP children at Hart . We look forward to seeing their achievements!

After School Clubs
We have a range of after school sports clubs that are available to our pupils including; netball, football and karate. More information can be found on our After School Clubs page.


Girls Town Final Tag Rugby – Y5/6 

Y5/6 girls Tag Rugby team had a fantastic afternoon at West Rugby Club taking part in the Town Final. All girls showed excellent determination in some tough games against some brilliant schools. The girls should be very proud to be representing our school and cluster at such a high level.

Girls Tag Rugby Festival – Y5/6

We enjoyed taking part in skill sessions and small games based on tag rugby. It helped us to gain confidence in playing the sport as well as developing our own skills and team work.

Federation Football 
We have a Federation Football team with our friends from Elwick. Our last tournament at Seaton Domes, Friday 22nd November 2019, was lots of fun. Mrs Jones and Mr Gibson were very proud of us as we worked as a team and tried our very best. 

Cluster Cross Country – Y4/5/6
We sent 10 pupils to take part in our cluster competition. 5 children made it to the town finals and one child is going on to the regional finals. We are so proud of their achievements!

Cross Country Town Final
Well done to our children who took part in the town cross country final, great effort by everyone who took part. Good luck to the children that made it through to represent team Hartlepool at the tees valley final.
What an Achievement!!

Tees Valley Cross Country Finals

Amazing results from the Tees Valley Cross Country Championships. All the children worked extremely hard finishing in the top 50 in their year group races. To be in the top 50 in the Tees Valley in a race of such high standard is phenomenal and we are very proud.

Gymnastics – Y4-6
Hartlepool Gymnastics town competition was great fun. Our KS2 team was successful in creating their own individual floor routines and vault.

Hartlepool United Penalty competition

We went to Hartlepool United Football Club to take part in the half time penalty shootout competition. We scored some excellent goals from players and brilliant saves from our goalkeeper. You all represented the Federation fantastically and should be proud of your effort.

Town Swimming Gala – Y4/5/6
We are so proud of our children who attended the town Swimming Gala at Mill House. We are proud of their hard work and determination to try their best.

Year 5 boys breast stroke – 1st

Year 5 boys freestyle – 1st

Y6 boy freestyle – 1st

Y6 girls back stroke – 1st

Y6 girls Medley relay – 1st

Y6 girls freestyle relay – 1st

All Stars Cricket 2019
At Hart, we’ve had Allstars Cricket in to give us taster sessions on how to play in Y1/2 and Y3/4. We’ve had lots of fun! The children received wrist bands for working so hard.

Sports Day 2019
Our pupils were all fantastic at this years’ sports day. We were so proud of their sportsmanship, compassion and support for others. We had a fantastic afternoon doing a variety of races including the egg and spoon race, the hurdles, the sack race and relays! Thank you to everyone who came to support their children and also to Friends of Hart for putting on some well deserved refreshments. 

Coming up….

Fun Swimming Gala – Y4/5/6
Pupils across the Federation went to Mill House to take part in a Fun Swimming Gala. They will have the opportunity to complete various activities and have a fantastic morning.

Futsal Y5/6

Children will have the opportunity to compete in this exciting twist on football.

SportsHall Athletics – Y5/6

Girls Football Team
Our Girls Federation Football Team won their league tournament and managed to get through to the cup final rounds. The team also played in the town cup football competition at the JD sports domes. From the 6 matches we played we won 3, lost 2 and drew 1. Ending the afternoon on 10 points, we finished in 3rd place. Well done girls!

Year 3/4 Swimming
Y3/4 will be working hard this year to improve their swimming skills. They will try their very best to challenge themselves and set personal targets to beat when completing their distance swim.

Sports Hall Athletics – Y3/4

Year 3/4 will have the opportunity to complete in Sport Hall Athletics which is a variety of athletic events. We look forward to participating as individuals as well as a team.

Skipping Competition – Y3/4 class and Y2

We will work really hard in PE lessons to develop our skipping skills ready for our skipping festival. We have already had Gail in from the Skipping Company in to complete our skipping session so that we know all of the different types of skips we need to learn. Y2 are going to have their skipping. Here are a few photographs from last year.

Y3/4 Maypole Dance
The Y3/4 children celebrated the start of Spring and May by performing the May Pole for their parents and the rest of the school. They work well as a team every year to coordinate the ribbons to create two different patterns. As well as that, they also show their Skip Dance Festival routine. All of the parents are always really proud of their achievements and enjoy watching the May Pole and Skip Dance.      


Y3/4 Residential to Ford Castle
We are going to enjoy our residential to Ford Castle in March 2020 and have an amazing adventure at Ford Castle where we can experience a wealth of exciting outdoor and indoor activities. We will take part in: archery, zip wire, postman’s walk, crate stack, obstacle course, den building, falconry, castle tour, potions class (mixing potions to cure ailments using our knowledge of health properties of foods), knights quest and nightline.

Our Values and Ethos

We have a set of school values that were devised in conjunction with our Governors, pupils, parents and staff

Friendship & Trust

Always our Best



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