Headteacher & Governor Information - Summer 2018
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Active Dorset PE, School Sport and Healthy Futures Conference
Dr Jo Harris from Loughborough University shares insight on Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Schools at the Dorset PE and School Sport Conference 2018.
The conference will focus on how Active Children = Happy + Healthy + Successful Futures. Head Teachers, Governors and PE Coordinators are warmly invited to attend on Friday 28th September at Queen Elizabeth School, Wimborne.
Early bird offer of £40/delegate runs from 1st May-31st July 2018. FREE Governor places also available. Click here for further information.
Tackling the Challenges of a New Generation
Youth Sport Strategy 2018 – 2022
A passion for the power of sport and improving children's lives has been at the heart of the Youth Sport Trust (YST) since its inception. Over the last 23 years, the YST have pioneered a way of working across practice, policy and research, building successful partnerships to forge a lasting legacy for improving young people's lives. Click here to open the Youth Sport Strategy 2018-2022 document which sets out how the YST will harness the power of sport, play and physical activity to tackle the challenges of a new generation.
Primary PE and School Sport Premium Update
Confirmation of Current Funding for 2018-19
Funding Confirmed: The current Under-Secretary of State Nadhim Zahawi, confirmed in February that the PE and School Sport Premium will remain to be funded at the current level for the next academic year, 2018-19.
4th April 2018 deadline: Schools are required to have published their website report by now. The report should include the new requirement to publish how many pupils by the end of Key Stage 2 are meeting the national curriculum requirements for swimming. Click here to read more.
Questions: If you have any concerns about compliance with the Government guidelines, please click here for key Primary Sport Premium information/downloads or contact email@example.com at your earliest convenience. A period of local report mapping will take place in May 2018, and the results shared with Sport England in June/July 2018.
Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People - Local Update for Dorset
Dorset Schools Underperform in the National Survey
Sport England reports that Dorset schools are underachieving and failing national targets. Only 17% of selected schools in Dorset completed the national survey in the autumn term, and 21% of schools in the spring term.
Active Dorset is appreciative of all schools who do participate in the survey and would encourage the schools selected for the summer term to get in touch if additional support is required.
To check if your school has been selected to participate this term, click here to find out more.
Health and Wellbeing - Positive Outcomes linked to Physical Activity
Call to Action for all Health/Well-Being Leads and SENCO's
Recent high profile research has linked improved outcomes for young people who are under achieving, struggling with their mental health and who are classified as SEND. These young people typically under-perform academically due to low self-esteem and confidence.
In Dorset our 'Can Do' School Games programme has won national acclaim for it's innovative approach to activity provision. Please contact your School Games Organiser or Active Dorset to find out more about the Can Do Programme, or click here to find out more about the YST programme 'Play Unified'.
Health and Well-Being Strategy Group for Dorset Schools
Looking for a whole school initiative? One which addresses the emotional health and well-being services for children and young people through physical activity? Please join our Health and Well Being Strategy Group meeting on Thursday 3rd May at Queen Elizabeth School, Wimborne from 10.30am.
This group aims to help shape Dorset-wide strategies for improving physical activity provision and emotional well-being for young people. Contact Chris Caws YST for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
PE, School Sport and Health Assessment Wheel
Pilot Opportunity for 30 Primary Schools in Dorset
30 schools have an opportunity to take part in a pilot to trial the PE, Sport & Health Assessment Wheel Pilot and feedback, with a view to rolling it out across all Dorset Schools in 2018-19. Click here to read more.
What is it? This is an excellent online tool which will help you review and celebrate the impact of your PE Premium spend and set targets for your school for the coming year to ensure you are OFSTED ready.
The tool is FREE for ALL schools in Dorset for one year. Interested? Please attend a Discovery Twilight on the 28th June or the 5th July to find out more, from 4-5.30pm at school venues still TBC. Contact Gill Cameron from Create Development if you would like to be involved - email@example.com
Previous Newsletter Editions
- Sporting Future Strategy, December 2015 (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
- Sport England Towards An Active Nation Strategy, 2016-21 (PDF, 8.4 Mb)
- Childhood Obesity Strategy: A Plan for Action - August 2016 (PDF, 409 Kb)