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Latest Primary PE and Sport Premium News - Summer 2017

Primary PE and School Sport Premium - Latest Announcements

The Government have said that income from the Soft Drink Industry Levy will be spent on school PE and sport provision and breakfast clubs in England. The 2016 Budget document provided insight into this investment, including information about the PE and School Sport Premium allocation for 2017-18. Please click here to read more.

Physical Activity in the Childhood Obesity Plan - How to Tackle the Bigger Picture

In August 2016 the Government published Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action, with the aim of significantly reducing the rate of childhood obesity in England within the next 10 years.

The action plan highlighted that every primary school child should "get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day", with at least 30 minutes delivered in school and the remaining 30 minutes supported by parents outside of school time. A new online tool will be made available that will help schools plan at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

Public Health England will develop advice to schools for 2017-18 on how they can "work with the school nurses, health centres, healthy weight teams in local authorities and other resources, to help children develop a healthier lifestyle."

A new Healthy Rating Scheme for primary schools will be introduced from September 2017, which physical activity will be a key part of.

DfE announcement on Government's Healthy Pupils Capital Programme - £415 million to help pupils benefit from healthier, more active lifestyles

In February the Education Secretary announced that schools are to receive £415 million to help pupils benefit from healthier, more active lifestyles. Primary, secondary and sixth form colleges will be able to use the funding to pay for facilities to support PE, after school activities, healthy eating, improved facilities for children with physical conditions and to support young people struggling with mental health issues. Click here for further information.

Get Set to Eat Fresh - New Health Education Programme

Get Set to Eat Fresh is a health education programme that aims to build pupils' appreciation of eating fresh, healthy food. The programme offers free Team GB-inspired, curriculum-linked resources to promote the benefits of healthy eating as well as providing unique insight into athlete nutrition. For further information and free resources, please click here.

Dorset Schools' PE and School Sport Conference, 2017 - Save the Date

Please save the date for the next PE and School Sport Conference, the theme this year will be Behaviour Change for a Healthy and Productive Lifestyle. The conference will take place from 9-4pm on Friday 29th September at Queen Elizabeth School, Wimborne. Workshop information and bookings will soon be available for the 2017 programme. Headteachers, School Governors and PE Leaders are warmly welcomed. Bookings can be made through the Active Dorset website from 1st June.

Summer Term Inclusion Update - Inclusive Health Check

All schools are being encouraged to complete the inclusive heath check which can be found on their school games dashboard. Completion of the health check now directly influences the level of School Games Mark schools can achieve. For more information Headteachers can contact rob.belbin@icloud.com. For further inclusion updates and events for this term, please click here.

Measure the Physical Activity Levels of Children in Your School with a FREE online measurement tool - Option 1

UK's leading children's activity provider 'Fit For Sport' has created a free tool called the 'Healthy Active Schools System' (HASS). This is an online activity measurement tool which allows schools to track, monitor and evaluate children's activity levels and report on this quickly and easily. Click here for further information.

Measure the Physical Activity Levels of Children in Your School with FREE Access to the Golden Mile Measurement Tool - Option 2

The Premier Education group is offering Dorset schools free access to their Golden Mile softwear. Pupils can walk, jog or run to convert laps into miles, and measure their progress over time. Click here for further information.

National Fitness Day 2017 on Wednesday 27th September - Join the Nation and Celebrate the fun of a school-based 10:10:10 challenge in Dorset

The school-based vision for this year's National Fitness Day is to encourage as many schools as possible to engage in 10 minutes of activity on 27th September at 10am. Further information will follow in the next e-newsletter.

General Election 2017 - Putting Sport and Recreation at the Heart of an Active Nation

The snap election presents a unique opportunity for the Sport and Recreation Alliance to help shape the policy agenda, and set out key recommendations for the next Government to take forward. You can read their full manifesto here.

A word copy of these headlines is available to download in newsletter format - please see the top of this section for Edition 5 of the PE and School Sport Premium newsletter, and in the archive below for Edition 4.

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