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 Diary Dates 


16th - Walk For Syria

16th - Friends Band Night

20th - Sport Relief Inter Sport Competition

22nd - Thirsk School Year 5 Enrichment Day

22nd - Friends Film Night

23rd - Shakespearean Recital in Celebration Assembly 2.45pm

26/27th - Parent Structured Conversations

29th - Easter Service at Leake Church 1.00pm

School Closes at 2pm



16th - Staff Training Day

17th - School Re-opens



10/11th - Y3 Osmotherley Residential

14th - SATS Week

25th - Sports Day



14th - New Starters Evening

21/22nd - Y4/5 Happy Fest Residential

27/28/29th - Y6 London Residential

29th - Buddy Picnic



2nd - Transition Week

5th - BBQ & Summer Fair

10/11th - Parent Structured Conversations

17/18th - Y6 Production 2.00pm & 6.00pm

19th - Deer Shed KS2

20th - Leavers Assembly 1.00pm

School Closes 2.00pm






Sports Premium Funding

What is Sports Premium Funding? 

The Government is providing an additional £150 million to schools per annum to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools.  This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, will be allocated to primary school head teachers.  The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. Knayton School receives £8525 per year and we use this in various ways to improve the PE and sport provision across school. For the academic year 2017/18, sports premium funding will be doubled to ensure schools are planning for sustainability. All schools will be accountable for the provision they are putting in place for this.

Purpose of Funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this. 

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new and additional clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • Running sports competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools


Since September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding.  Ofsted will monitor the use of the Sport Premium and its impact. 

Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day. 


What is Knayton C of E Primary School doing with the PE funding? 

This year the Sport Premium will be spent differently at Knayton. Our Specialist PE teacher worked hard over the last two years to improve the children’s achievements in PE, ensure that we took part in a great deal of competitions and also developed class teachers skills in teaching PE through modelling and team-teaching.

Class teachers are upskilled as a result of this and ready to teach PE to their classes at an outstanding level. This year, school have plans to spend the funding on specialist coaches. We have already appointed a dance teacher to improve our dance provision and further encourage our children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. In addition, we will be appointing various sports coaches to support teachers and offer lunch time and after school clubs to our children. This will ensure that we continue to build on the standard of PE and Sports provision achieved over the last two years. In addition, we have ‘signed up’ to all of the local competitions that we are able to take part in, to allow our children to flourish in competitive situations. We have had many children progress to the finals of competitions this year. The competition aspect of sport is a priority at Knayton as we want to see our children flourish and achieve great things in a range of sports. 


Our 2017/2018 Plan for Sustainability

School Sports Partnership

Maintain participation in the School Sports Partnership.

  • A PE and school Sport Specialist employed through the Partnership to positively impact on PE and School Sport at Knayton e.g. support and development of Gold Active mark, provide support for PE subject leader role, work on leadership opportunities, development of a ‘Change4life’ project and developing the new PE curriculum and assessment systems.
  • Running sport competitions and increasing pupils’ participation in Level 2 School Games: KS1 Fun Run, Cross-Country yr 3-6, Football yr 5/6, Swimming yr 5/6, Sportshall Athletics yr 5/6, Dodgeball KS2 (Change4Life event), Hi 5 netball yr 5/6, Quicksticks yr 3/4, Key Steps Gym, Tennis yr 3/4, Tchoukball KS2 (Change4Life), Tennis yr 5/6, Quadkids, Kwik Cricket yr 3/4 and 5/6, Mini Olympics KS2, Rounders KS2.
  • Gold Kitemark achieved – highlighting Knayton’s commitment to PE and School Sport.  
  • Raised profile of Intra house Level 1 competitions within school – in line with the focus on competition within the PE curriculum. Every class takes part in one Level 1 competition per term.

Invest in the staff

  • Fund Professional Development opportunities for teachers in PE and School Sport. Specialist coaches supporting PE lessons in selected classes (based on staff confidence/expertise levels) enabling staff to use ideas/skills from the CPD sessions.
  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with Knayton’s staff when teaching PE, as well as leading after school clubs. 
  • A range of extra-curricular clubs run by staff across the school year to promote Healthy living. New clubs included: Disney Dance, KS1 football and Change4Life.
  • CPD led by Mr Butterworth and Mr Clayton (in school PE specialists) focusing on ideas for warm ups, the development and progression of skills within a PE lesson and a wide range of engaging resources. Other specialist coaches will lead CPD for children and staff once a term
  • Ensure that challenge is evident in PE lessons as staff are moving the learning on quickly, providing challenge to the most able.

Inspire Children 

  • Pupil voice regularly carried out so children's voices are heard.

  • Koboca is an evaluation tool used to monitor the physical activity levels of our pupils.

  • Develop opportunities for children to be inspired in the PE curriculum. Skip2Bfit will visit each term and Sports for Schools will provide a Team GB athlete to lead an inspiring afternoon on inspiring children to develop a positive mindset towards sport.

  • New resources/ Visitors to school for workshops/ Trips.

  • Develop OAA (Outdoor and Adventure activities) into the timetable through Forest School activities (including orienteering) and residential trips.

  • Children competing in competitions and some progressing to the finals (KS2 cross-country, yr 3/4 tennis).

 2017/2018 Full Breakdown


Dates for the activities

Total Amount Spent

Predicted Impact of Spending

Competition Pathway

Ongoing from September 2017 – July 2018


Children are able to engage in competitive sports, which they have not had the opportunity to before.

They have been able to develop a range of British Values (Teamwork, Resilience and Communication).

An improvement within the competition pathway, will provide opportunities for effective CPD.

Specialist Sports Coach

Tuesday afternoon (John-Daniel Briggs):

KS1 CPD: 1-3.30

Club: 3.30 – 4:30

 September to October ½ Term (6 weeks)

Spring Term (12 weeks)

Total of 31 weeks

(£105 per week)


Continued CPD for KS1, which will result in staff becoming more confident and competent, when delivering Physical Education.

Opportunity for children’s learning to be improved, through high quality teaching, as a result of the CPD


Specialist Dance Teacher

Spring term (Samantha Rich):

KS2 CPD: all day

Spring term 1(5 weeks)




CPD for all KS2 class teachers, in order to develop staff competency and confidence in delivering progressive and effective dance sessions.


Termly Skipt2Bfit days

One full day per term delivered by Dave

£380 per day


CPD given to teachers after school


Dave creates an inspiring atmosphere which encourages children to exercise more.

Opportunity for children to get into exercise in a fun and active way.

CPD for teachers to ensure they are more confident delivering high intensity PE lessons to children


Year subscription


Online evaluation tool used for evaluating clubs, children’s perceptions of PE and school sport and nutrition

Contribution to sports kits



Children will feel smarter and more confident going into sports competitions

Specialist sports coach visit

Spring and Summer term


Continued CPD for KS1, which will result in staff becoming more confident and competent, when delivering Physical Education.

Opportunity for children’s learning to be improved, through high quality teaching, as a result of the CPD

Pay for travel to competitions (up to £1000)

Gives children the opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting competitions.

Investment in new sports equipment (Up to £2000, subsidised by school)

Staff are able to deliver more effective PE lessons, due to the improvement in the quality of resources.

Children develop a ‘love’ for PE, based on the opportunities to use new sporting equipment.