DfE publish updated guidance on the PE and Sport Premium

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Department for Education published updated guidance on the PE and Sport Premium [Source: Department for Education] About the PE and sport premium All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions … Read More

Primary School Best Practice Award

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Congratulations to Holly Gregg the PE lead teacher at Ludworth Primary School in Stockport, who received the Primary School Best Practice Award from NWCPEA honorary secretary Rita Hesford. The presentation was made during a full school assembly during which Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport in the school were celebrated. Also pictured are (left) Jude Riddings, PDM for Stockport who … Read More

Best Practice in Physical Education Award 2019

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This year, there have been three winners of the NWCPEA Best Practice in Physical Education Award, including one primary school, one secondary school and a special school. Here is the moment that the Physical Education Department at Bury CE High School received their award in recognition of their distinguished service, achievements and outstanding contribution to Physical Education practice. From all … Read More

European School Sport Day: register your school!

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EUROPEAN SCHOOL SPORT DAY 27th September 2019: register your school here! What if every child could #BeActive in school with sport and play? What if every school took one day to celebrate sport in Europe? Could it help students to kick-off a lifetime of health? We say YES. Join us. WHY? THE FACTS Plenty of research shows that #Being active makes … Read More

Draft school curriculum for Wales published

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The draft of the new curriculum has been unveiled, in what has been called a “major milestone” in the biggest reform to Welsh schools in decades. Of particular interest is the disbanding of specific subjects and the introduction of a thematic approach, with Health and Wellbeing as one of the central areas of learning and experience. (Source: BBC, 2019).

Primary PE and Sport Premium 2019-2020

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The Department for Education have confirmed that a total of £320 million will be afforded to primary schools in England for the purpose of enhancing the quality of PE and Sport provision. Will your department be making revisions to the way in which the money is spent?

IPLA Conference 2019

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IPLA Conference 2019: A Deeper Dive into Physical Literacy £54.00 – £225.00 10th – 12th June 2019, The University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, UK This conference being held by the International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA), in Gloucester, will provide an opportunity for professionals and volunteers involved in physical literacy to explore the concept on a deeper level. The goals … Read More

Embracing Physical Literacy

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It is very interesting to see that Sport England and the Minister for Sport (Mims Davies) have finally embraced physical literacy as a concept that provides a focus on an individual’s engagement in physical activity for life. It appears that England is now joining many other countries in the world (New Zealand, Australia, Wales, Canada, Taiwan, USA to name but … Read More

Active School Communities (Toolbox)

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RESEARCH SHOWS THAT TOO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS EUROPE ARE NOT PHYSICALLY ACTIVE ENOUGH. The Active School Communities project will equip community sport organisations with an adaptable toolkit they can use to collaborate more effectively with schools on physical activity initiatives for primary school children. For Families Evidence shows that active students are happier, healthier, learn better and perform better … Read More