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Going for Gold!

We are delighted to announce that Ryefield Primary School has been awarded the GOLD LEVEL for Sainsbury’s sponsored ‘Sports Kitemark’ 2015-2016! This is the highest award possible for a school to receive.

We achieved this prestigious NATIONAL award in recognition of the volume of inter-school and intra-school competition that we provide at our school. Our gold award also recognises the commitment of staff and pupils to the teaching and learning of sport and PE.

In order to gain the Gold Kitemark Award, schools must;

•Provide all pupils with two hours of physical education per week (within the curriculum only) •Engage at least 50% of pupils in extracurricular sporting activity every week;
•Offer talented young sports people specific support to help them to develop their sporting potential
•Provide the opportunity for both boys and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition
•Promote the Sainsbury’s School Games to parents and the local community
•Regularly feature match reports and competition results on the school website and in the local press •Engage at least 20% of students in leading, managing and officiating in Sainsbury’s School Games activities •Have a School Sport Organising Committee or Crew in place
•Utilise sports coaches to support school sport
•Train wider school staff to support school sport
•Have active links with at least six local sports clubs

Physical Education is very important at Ryefield as we regularly see the benefits both academically and physically. We also feel very lucky and privileged to have such incredible facilities and equipment which allow us to run so many clubs for our students.  We look forward to delivering another year of promoting positive, active and healthy lifestyles.