Gill Parry RIP – Funeral Information

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The North Western Counties Physical Education Association is very sad to report the untimely passing of our Vice Chair and Chair of the Research and Professional Development Sub Committee Gill Parry. Gill joined the association in 2011. At that time Gill was a PE advisor for Manchester LA having previously held a similar role in Wigan. Her passion and determination … Read More

The Birches receive the NWCPEA Best Practice Award!

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The Birches, a specialist support school, were awarded the NWCPEA Best Practice award based on their Sports Link with St John’s RC Primary School. Over the academic year 2018-19, the two schools linked through a Sports Link Ambassador summit and worked together to share and develop new and inclusive activities. The Birches taught the children of St John’s to play … Read More

Best Practice Award 2020!

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We are now accepting nominations for the Best Practice in Physical Education Award. Please see the information below and download the relevant documentation: Best Practice Award Proforma 2020 Best Practice Award Guidelines 2020 The Award is open to individuals working in Physical Education. We have three Best Practice awards available to (1) Primary School, (2) Secondary School and (3) Special … Read More

European School Sport Day, 2019!

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The NWCPEA were proud to take part in a flagship event for the European School Sports Day (ESSD) movement. It was an excellent event with 50 leaders from secondary schools providing varied activities for 100 year 4 children. We look forward to playing our part with this in subsequent years! The ESSD is a school day dedicated to having fun, playing … Read More

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).