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Kingsthorpe Cluster - Term 1 update

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:28

The first term of a new academic year is always a busy one, and that has definitely been the case for our cluster. This term has focussed on training up Young Leaders. I have been into the primary schools to run the Young leaders programme with year 5/6 pupils. The pupils learnt about the qualities that make a good leader, and worked together to run an afternoon of activities for KS1 children in their school. I have been blown away by the quality of leaders I have seen this year. They were confident, enthusiastic and responsible throughout the training, and I am sure they will be fantastic leaders this year. They will all be running activities for younger children at lunchtimes, as well as helping with extra-curricular clubs.

In September we held a year 6 multi-sport festival at Kingsthorpe College. This provided year 6 pupils with the opportunity to try a range of activities including bench ball, teambuilding games and gymnastics. It was a great event and it was brilliant to see all the pupils from different schools working together.

This month we had a cross country competition, also at Kingsthorpe College. Children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 competed in a variety of challenging cross country races. There were some amazing performances from all the competitors. Medals were given out to the pupils that came 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their race.

Finally, I have been going into each primary school to help prepare them for the upcoming year 5/6 gymnastics competition. They are working incredibly hard and I wish them the best of luck in their competition.

We Need You!!

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:36

Calling out to all Northamptonshire Coaches, Leaders, Activators, Hosts, Assistants, we need your help!

Northamptonshire Sport has been tasked with developing a Workforce Framework which could help guide future development work of the County Sports Partnership but we need your input! We have pulled together a quick and easy survey to help us understand the current 'workforce' landscape in the county - who is it that is supporting all of these people to get physically active, how many Activators are out there supporting non-club sessions, how many hours are voluntary coaches giving up to their sport and clubs each week?

As a thank you, everyone that completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon Gift voucher so don't delay!

The survey is open until the end of November so please could we ask that you spend a few minutes to complete this, and perhaps send it onto a friend you know may be supporting sport and activity in the community as well.

To complete the survey, please click here:

National Rugby Survey Opens!

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:30

Nearly 28,000 people completed the inaugural National Rugby Survey and Age Grade Player Survey last year, the largest community rugby surveys of their kind.
Now, one year on, both surveys have been combined into the National Rugby Survey which is now open. Running until midnight on Wednesday 11 October, the survey continues to help us improve the game and the people within it.

Click here to take the National Rugby Survey 2017

34 Schools rewarded through School Games Mark initiative

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:10

Northampton School Sports Partnership saw a growth in the number of schools achieving either, Bronze, Silver or Gold School Games Mark despite nationally the number of schools applying for the award being down. It was great to see so many new schools making applications with one going straight in at Gold!

With the 2017/2018 criteria now released schools can familiarise themselves with what is required - Mid-Term reviews will be offered to all schools between January and March 2018 to track schools progress and identify aspects of the criteria that needs further evidence.

Bronze School Games Mark

Silver School Games Mark

Gold School Games Mark

Cedar Road Primary

Kings Meadow School

Kingsthorpe Village Primary

Northampton School for Girls

Northgate School Arts College

St Andrews Primary

St Luke's Primary

The Arbours Primary

The Duston School

Vernon Terrace Primary

Woodvale Primary

Billing Brook School

Blackthorn Academy

Briar Hill Primary

Kings Heath Primary

Kingsthorpe Grove Primary

Millway Primary

Rectory Farm Primary

St James Primary

Standens Barn Primary

The Good Shepherd Primary

Abington Vale Primary

All Saints Primary

Barry Primary

Boothville Primary

Bridgewater Primary

Earl Spencer Primary

Ecton Brook Primary

Lings Primary

Malcolm Arnold Academy

Parklands Primary

Queen Eleanor Primary

Weston Favell Primary

Whitehills Primary

2017/2018 School Games Mark criteria released

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:22

The School Games Mark is now in its 7th year and continues to reward schools and other educational establishments for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity.

School Games Mark is directly linked to a schools engagement in the School Games. This needs to reflect a board and balanced offer that actively encourages these young people that aren't currently engaged or who are engaged less often. this isn't about provision for a small cohort of young people but needs to consider ALL the schools population.

If you would like to know more about how your School can work towards achieving either, Bronze, Silver or Gold School Games Mark this academic year please contact Natalie Lawrence (n.lawrence@Northampton-academy.org). For those schools who achieved a School Games Mark Award in 2016/2017, we will continue to support those schools through Mid-Term reviews to ensure they achieve the highest possible award.

There are several aspects of the new criteria that are now yet available for schools to access - it is hoped that all functions will be live after the National SGO Conference in mid November 2017.

Level 1 Netball Coaching Course in Northamptonshire!

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:12

There are still places on the upcoming UKCC Level 1 course in Northamptonshire this November. Details are:


Date: 4th & 25th November 2017

Venue: Moulton College, Moulton College Pitsford Centre, West Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN3 7RR

Cost: £150 Affiliated Members, £180 non-affiliated Members

Booking forms and further details can be found at: https://www.englandnetball.co.uk/netball-event/level-1-assistant-coach-qualification-4/

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017 – Get Your School Involved!!

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:18

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW) 2017, Northamptonshire Sport has been working with NCC Community Safety Team and the Police Hate Crime Co-ordinator to develop a free resource for all schools across the county to host and deliver their own Multi-Cultural Activity Event on Tues 17th October as a fun way of introducing activity, thought and discussion around differences, integration, tolerance and hate.

The free resources available on the NSport website will provide schools with the following:

  • A directory of activities/games from around the world (one for primary and one for secondary) providing ideas for the Multi-Cultural Event;
  • A document of reflective sessions to be held in the classroom following the activities;
  • Information about a countywide poster competition (one for primary and one for secondary) that enables the participants to demonstrate what they learned through this event.
  • Free Hate Crime posters and materials


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