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Headteacher & Governor Information

Ministerial PE & School Sport Board Update - NEW School Sport Action Plan!

Towards the end of 2018, the Government announced that they would be creating a cross-government school sport and activity action plan. The purpose of this plan is to ensure that all children have access to quality, protected PE and sport sessions during the school week and opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day.

The Plan should be launched this term (spring 2019) and will be informed by both the Active Lives: Children and Young People Survey findings and the new OFSTED Inspection Framework . The draft version of the latter proposes to assess how "the curriculum and the provider's wider work support learners to develop their character – including their resilience, confidence and independence – and help them know how to keep physically and mentally healthy" (p.12) from September 2019.

Headteacher & Governor Information - Spring 2019

Primary PE and School Sport Premium Update

  1. There are three key changes for 2018-19 which are worthy of note, these are:
  2. Schools must publish their report and swimming statistics by the 31st July 2019.
  3. Schools are advised not to use their PESS premium to fund capital expenditure.

The Government's report template has been updated for October 2018 - click the image to download a copy.

To guide Governors/Headteachers with their preparations for an Ofsted Inspection, click here to download an afPE poster. Please contact ahargreaves@activedorset.org for free advice/support about the premium, and click here to read more.

Active Dorset PE, Health and Wellbeing Conference - Save the Date!

You are warmly invited to attend the annual Physical Activity, Health and well-Being Conference for Dorset schools on Friday 27th September 2019.

Colleagues will discover national and local headlines around healthy, active lifestyles in schools and meet keynote speakers. There will be ample opportunity to attend workshops and network with colleagues.

Further information will follow in the next e-newsletter, and schools will be able to book on from 1st May 2019. To receive this newsletter, please register by following this link and clicking on Dashboard ~ Account ~ Email Sharing. This will allow you to select the Active Dorset newsletter(s) that you would like to receive.

Active Lives Survey: Children and Young People in Dorset

Sport England released the first data set for the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, in December 2018. It focused on the sport and physical activity behaviours of children and young people aged 5-16.

The results indicate that only 17.5% of children and young people are meeting the current CMO Guidelines of 60 minutes per day, and 33% are achieving less than 30 minutes per day. The second data release will focus on the attitudes of children and young people towards sport and physical activity, and is due to be released on the 21st March 2019.

Please click here to find out why it is of benefit for your school to participate, and here to see if your school has been selected to participate this year.

Public Health Dorset: Whole School Approach Project

The Whole School Approach Project which was launched by Public Health Dorset in September 2018, is now fully underway.

Out of 75 applications, 60 projects were successful in receiving Public Health funding. All schools have begun to implement bespoke strategies, to improve emotional well-being through physical activity.

Best practice will be shared on Friday 27th September, at the annual Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing Conference in Queen Elizabeth School.

The Daily Mile Teach Meet - Take 3!

Date: Thursday, April 2019 from 4-5.30pm

Venue: Moreton Village Hall, The Common, Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8RE

Are you interested in starting The Daily Mile in your school? Or…are you taking part already but would like fresh ideas... Read More »>

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