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Childhood Obesity Update - The Department of Health has launched a new website containing an outline and progress information on the childhood obesity plan. The website outlines the childhood obesity plan in an easy to read and understandable format and posts up to date information about the progress made so far. To read more, please click here.

Also, in January 2017 the Government has published updated guidance on the childhood obesity plan.

Click here to view the updated guidance which includes information on the 'soft drinks industry levy' (AKA sugar tax) and a commitment to doubling the Primary PE and Sport Premium and putting a further £10 million a year into school healthy breakfast clubs to give more children a healthier start to their day.

Dorset Inclusion School for Sport – Congratulations to The Grange School, Christchurch for being chosen as the Youth Sport Trust's new inclusion lead school in Dorset. This year the inclusion remit has widened with the aim of encouraging as many of our non-active young people to become active. Please see the 'Supporting Documents' below to access the first edition of a new Inclusion Newsletter for Dorset Schools.

Inclusive Health Check - Complete your Inclusive Health Check today to find out how inclusive your School Games provision really is! A great tool for schools, School Games Organisers (SGO's) and PE Leaders with a new and improved set of resources available to those who complete their health check in 2016/17. Click here for further information.

New provider for PE within South Coast SCITT – Congratulations to St Katharine's Primary School, Bournemouth for becoming a new provider for PE within the South Coast SCITT. In this role St Katharine's will provide three different sessions to look at the PE curriculum, which means an increase of 8 hours for SCITT learners compared to previous years.

New 'Healthy Eating' Resources for January 2017 - The Department of Health is launching a new pack of resources to help teach pupils aged 5 to 11 about healthy eating through the Change4Life initiative. You can find further information in the School Zone or by searching Change4Life/schools.

New Your Sport Hubs - Funded through the Satellite Club programme, two 'Your Sport Hubs' have launched at The LeAF Academy, Bournemouth and at The Grange School, Christchurch. These multi-activity hubs are particularly targeted at pupil premium students to provide an environment that is social, fun and flexible, aiming to improve participant's self-esteem and confidence. If you are interested in finding out more, or to apply for a Satellite Club at your school please click here.

Paralympian Swimmer inspires Young People at the Dorset Leadership Academy and Young Ambassador Conference - Over 300 Young People from Years 7-13 were inspired by world silver medallist, Kate Gray, as they attended a very successful day to develop their sports leadership, coaching and Young Ambassador skills. This took place on the 5th January in Bryanston School, Blandford.

Save the Date - Please make note of the next Dorset PE and School Sport Conference on Friday 29th September, 2017. The theme will be confirmed in April.

Sport England commissions 'Importance of Physical Education, School Sport & Physical Activity Resources' - The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has produced resources which are to be posted out to EVERY school in England by the end of January 2017. Click HERE to download this new poster, and HERE to download the accompanying parents/carers flyer.

Sport England launch second phase of This Girl Campaign - The second phase of the sport-participation campaign This Girl Can has been launched, as part of ongoing efforts by Sport England to get more women and girls exercising regularly. Research conducted during and after the previous campaign revealed three targets for the 2017 roll-out:

  • Tackling fear of judgement
  • Keeping participants from giving up sport
  • Widening the age demographic to include women in their 50s and 60s

Click here to view the full article, courtesy of the BBC and here to view the This Girl Can website.

The Big Pedal 2017 – The Big Pedal is the UK's largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the 2017 challenge will run from 20th March - 31st March and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools. For more information please click here, or to register please click here.

Welcome to New YST Regional Development Officer for England West Congratulations to Simon Glover who was appointed into the Regional Development Officer role for England West on the 1st October 2016. Simon's e-mail address is: simon.glover@youthsporttrust.org

Latest Headteacher Newsletter and CPD Calendar - Spring 2017

Supporting Documents

Previous Newsletter Editions

Key Publications

PE and School Sport Survey Feedback

Change for Life - Key Resources

Primary Sport Premium Funding - School Website Report Template and ASA Swimming Guidance

School Case Studies Reveal Exemplary Uses of the Primary Sport Premium for 2015-16

Case Study 1: Vibrant Learning in St Katherine's Primary School, Bournemouth

Case Study 2: Active Dorset Support Coaching Pathways into Primary PE

Case Study 3: Corpus Christi Pupil & Staff Well-being

Case Study : A Positive Approach to Outdoor Learning in Lulworth and Winfrith Primary School

Case Study 5: PE Apprenticeships in Milton-on-Stour Primary School