Kate Taylor BA (Hons) MSc | Managing Director

As the founder and Managing Director of Sporting Start Kate is passionate about helping children to develop their skills and sense of achievement within physical activity and sport.

Active promotion of subject specialists by Ofsted confirms what all of us have long known - standards rise when high quality external support is used well.

Here at Sporting Start, we are fully committed to helping guide children towards a more exciting and fulfilling future. Self-esteem, confidence and attainment are crucial aspects of our work. The change of pace and in-depth subject expertise we provide can help children to dramatically improve their communication skills, fitness, discipline and a whole range of life skills.


Claire Taylor | Physical Education Curriculum Specialist

Claire Taylor has been an integral part of the Sporting Start team for almost two years. She graduated in 2011 from Durham University with a BA Hons degree in Sport.

Claire's role within the company is Physical Education Curriculum Specialist and she supplies the company with all planning in line with the National Curriculum.

Claire is also the leader of the Gifted and Talented program. This program works to support and progress  the highest level performers within the primary schools to help them develop their skills, ensuring they reach their potential.

Claire's background in sport is very varied. She had a spell at Manchester United playing football for their ladies team before continuing with football in the highest university league with Durham University. Claire is also a talented hockey, cricket and rugby player.