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Category: Heads and senior teachers

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26/06/18

Swimming primary school curriculum

It is the responsibility of primary schools to teach the swimming.  The swimming attainment target states all pupils should swim confidently, competently, and proficiently over 25 metres.  There is no longer ring-fenced money for this aspect of the PE curriculum. Therefore, head teachers must fund swimming lessons from their central school budget. National Curriculum Requirements […]

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Self-evaluation

29/11/17

Self-evaluation for good to outstanding PE

Ofsted inspections largely bypass PE, even since the introduction of the PE and Sport Premium funding.  Therefore, schools are not having in depth observation and evaluation of their PE provision.  For that reason, self-evaluation is more important than ever. Understanding what makes PE good The lack of input from such bodies has led to the […]

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30/10/17

The Primary PE and Sport Premium – Autumn 2017

It is an exciting time in PE and School Sport.  The world is waking up to the wide impact that being physically active can have on children’s lives, as a result, the primary PE and School sport premium has increased significantly. Funding levels We mentioned in our last blog that the latest and largest amount of […]

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Healthy Pupils Capital Programme

03/03/17

Healthy Pupils Capital Programme

On 28 February, the DfE announced a new initiative called the Healthy Pupils Capital Programme. Money is to be handed to Local Authorities and larger Academy Trusts for one off capital build projects.  It will be the job of these bodies to distribute funding to support improving facilities in schools across England. Funding for schools […]

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Children undertaking physical activity in a school playground

11/05/16

Walk the walk – how to get more physical activity into the school day

With weather improving we turn our attention to the outdoors and activity during the school day. Pressure on schools to deliver all areas of the National Curriculum is increasing and PE time is squeezed; although not a substitute for PE, walking can be a great way to increase physical activity for your pupils! May is […]

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03/02/16

Three reasons why you should include PE in your SDP

Since 1998, schools have been required to produce School Development Plans (SDPs) for each academic year. SDPs help administrators and staff focus on the aspects of their school which need the most improvement.  They give everyone in the school community the opportunity to: Share in the school’s vision of education Understand the school’s goals Understand […]

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