At Haughmond Federation, Children are encouraged to develop their physical and sporting skills through social, physical and emotional interaction with their peers. We are particularly proud to have been awarded the Platinum Mark for sporting excellence and continue to use our school Sports Coaches to ensure that children and staff learn and work to the highest of standards. This approach provides children with the key skills and motivation that is necessary to effectively equip them to lead a healthy, active lifestyle and a lifelong love for participation in physical activities. Lessons are carefully planned to ensure that skills are developed in a variety of sports and games which allows children to improve their resilience, communication skills and confidence.


The school P.E. Coordinator and Sports Coach work closely to ensure all schemes and plans are in place to support the curriculum, supporting cultural and cross-curricular links, throughout school. Two timetables P.E. lessons are taught each week with the Sports Coach delivering a high quality CPD session alongside class teachers. These sessions provide the children with the opportunity to participate in a range of physical activities that promote school values and the health and well-being of all children. Furthermore, the school P.E. Co-ordinator delivers CPD sessions to staff, enabling them to participate in the activities that the children do themselves, this allows staff to reflect purposefully upon their lessons. In addition, outside sports agencies linked to Tennis, Cricket and Hockey have regularly worked in school to deliver lessons to children and CPD to staff. As a result, there is increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in the teaching of P.E. and sport across the curriculum. The Sports Coach and teachers carry out regular assessments of children’s progress which allows them to support children in future lessons.  

Get up and Go!

All children at Haughmond Federation complete 15 minutes of get up and go everyday.

Harlescott Junior School running track was completed during 2019. The track is 451m long and is the largest track in the programme (built by Shropshire Council).  


A photo taken of the HJS field prior to the building of the Get up and Go! Track.

A photo taken after the completion of the Get up and Go! Track.

All classes use the track each day to complete their Daily Mile activity sessions, enabling each child in school to have the opportunity to improve their physical, social and emotional well-being.

Schools 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.

Each School Games Mark is divided into four sections

  • Participation - how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
  • Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
  • Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
  • Clubs - how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?

Schools which consistently submit gold level applications will be given the opportunity to additionally apply for the platinum award, which is then valid for two years.