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Diary Dates 



20th - Harvest Festival 2.30pm

23rd-27th Half Term

30th - School Re-opens



9th - Open Evening for September 2018 Admission


16th  - Flu Vaccinations (Rec/Y1/2/3/4)

17th - Children in Need

29th/30th - Book Fair



2nd - Christmas Fair

18th - Christmas Parties

19th/20th - Nativity 6pm Leake Church

 21st - Children's Christmas Dinner

22nd - Leake Church 1pm

22nd - School Finishes 2pm





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.

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


From 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 2016/2017 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.
  • Bronze Kitemark achieved – highlighting Knayton’s commitment to PE and School Sport.  Analysis with School Sports Partnership manager on identifying next steps for the Gold Kite mark in 2016-17.
  • 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 half 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop opportunities for children to be inspired in the PE curriculum. Skip2BFit visitors to inspire the children to lead a healthy lifestyle. Skipping is now seen on the playground and is also part of some PE lessons through warm ups or used as movement breaks for specific children or classes.
  • 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).

 2016/2017 Full Breakdown


Dates for the activities

Total Amount Spent

Predicted Impact of Spending

Competition Pathway

Ongoing from September 2016 – July 2017


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

Thursday afternoon (Adam Scaife):

Lunchtime Club: 12 – 1

KS1 CPD: 1-3.30

Club: 3.30 – 5.00

 September to October ½ Term (6 weeks)

Spring Term (12 weeks)

Total of 18 weeks

(£90 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

Thursday Morning (Samantha Rich):

£60 per morning

October to Christmas (6 weeks)

 February ½ term to Easter (6 weeks)

 Easter to Show (10 weeks)



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




All Dance and Drama for the Summer Term.



Children are given an opportunity to immerse themselves in a diversely rich curriculum, which results in them becoming more aware of the opportunities available to them.

Sports Coach

All Sports Coaching for 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


Hire of HRAP for PE


September to December (Total of 13 weeks at £40 per week)

January to April (Total of 12 weeks at £40 per week)



Opportunity for children to participate in a range of sports, within an established and safe environment, which is beneficial towards the children’s development in physical activity.

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.