It is a requirement each year for all Governors, Directors and staff to inform us of any pecuniary interests they have outside of the trust. The interests of our Governors, Directors and Leadership staff are listed below in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Education Funding Authority. As a trust and as individual academies we do not partake in any transactions with the businesses noted below.


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From learning in class to playing games at home, children are doing more on the internet than ever before. 

However, just as in 'real life', it's important to make sure your child is staying safe online and E-safety is a key priority for the wellbeing and safety of our pupils.

Below is an internet safety checklist to ensure your child stays safe:


Video games are becoming increasingly popular with children, and we want to make sure that they are playing age-appropriate games. There is some advice available at the links below, which includes information about PEGI ratings (which classify video games), and how to use parental controls available on particular game consoles.


Put yourself in control

Install parental controls on your home broadband and any internet-enabled devices. Set up a user account for your child on the main device they use and make sure other accounts in the household are password-protected so that younger children can’t access them by accident.

Agree boundaries

Be clear what your child can and can’t do online – where they can use the internet, how much time they can spend online, the sites they can visit and the type of information they can share. Agree with your child when they can have a mobile phone or tablet.

Stay involved

Put your computer or main device in a communal area like the lounge or kitchen so you can keep an eye on how they’re using the internet and also share in their enjoyment.

Talk to siblings

It’s also a good idea to talk to any older children about what they’re doing online and what they show to younger children. Encourage them to be responsible and help keep their younger siblings safe.

Search safely

Use safe search engines such as Swiggle or Kidzsearch. You can save time by adding these to your ‘Favourites’. Safe search settings can also be activated on Google and other search engines, as well as YouTube.

Explore together

The best way to find out what your child is doing online is to ask them to tell you about what they do and what sites they like to visit. If they’re happy to, ask them to show you. Talk to them about being a good friend online.

Use airplane mode

Use airplane mode on your devices when your child is using them so they can’t make any unapproved purchases or interact with anyone online without your knowledge.

Check if it’s suitable

The age ratings that come with games, apps, films and social networks are a good guide to whether they’re suitable for your child. For example, the minimum age limit is 13 for several social networking sites, including Facebook and Instagram. Although sites aimed at under-10s like Moshi Monsters and Club Penguin also have social networking elements.

You can find more information on eSafety along with many sites on our eSafety learning resources page


Sports Premium Statement

Vision for PE – Place Farm Primary Academy


Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium

ALL pupils leaving will leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


Our vision at Place Farm Primary Academy is that all children enjoy and develop positive attitudes to Physical Education and Sport.

Through Physical Education and Sport we aim to:-

•          Improve fitness, health and well-being.

•          Promote active participation and lifelong learning.

•          Allow each child to fulfil their potential.

The school receives additional funds to support the development of Physical Education and Sport in school (Sport Premium). This money is in addition to the curriculum funding for PE and Sport from the main school budget.

Place Farm Primary Academy uses the Sport Premium to promote improvement against the following five key indicators:

1.         The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.

2.         The profile of PE and Sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.

3.         Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.

4.         Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

5.         Increased participation in competitive sport.

Sport Premium – 2018/19

Place Farm Primary Academy has been allocated £19,520Sport Premium funding for the 2018-19 academic year. This has been used to support improved engagement and quality of sport provision in the following ways:

Improved Engagement - £2,300 – delivering engaging extra-curricular clubs in a variety of sports with specialist coaches.

Increased number of sports teams - £1100 – use of specialist PE staff and external coaches aimed at improving the quantity and quality of different Sports Clubs and teams.

Increased attendance at competitions throughout the year - £400 – use of the Castle Manor Minibus and staff members.

Funding for sports kit to improve pupil perception and increase participation - £200.

Specialist Teaching - £9,860 - used to fund Specialist PE teachers to teach PE across Key Stage Two. As well as this, as part of the Performance Management process, the specialist PE teachers have been responsible for upskilling our existing teachers in delivering Outstanding PE lessons across Key Stage One. As well as this, the Specialist PE team have worked with Key Stage Two teachers to upskill their provision of Sports and Physical Education.

Updating PE equipment - £2300 was used to improve the equipment available for PE lessons across the school. This equipment was used to support a range of different sports. The equipment included: gymnastic mats, a spring board, a gymnastic mats trolley, tennis rackets, footballs, rugby balls, basketballs, rugby tags, hockey sticks and resources for table tennis. All of this equipment has improved the quality of PE lessons and clubs that are being delivered.

Updating sports equipment for lunchtimes and break times - £2200 – this will include the fitting of permanent basketball posts and more durable sports equipment to be used primarily at break and lunchtimes. This equipment is suitable for children from Foundation to Year Six.

Improving sports facilities - £1150 – this will be spent on the relaying of lines in the school Sports Hall and replacing damaged resources, including football goals.

The impact of this funding has been to broaden the range of pupils participating in Sport throughout the Academy. Pupils participating in specialist PE lessons have shown more interest in competitive sport and the overall improvement in sports-related skills has been noted throughout the Academy. A better understanding of health and fitness has resulted in increased focus during PSHE and PE lessons.