Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:13
Sport England has almost fully invested £13.5 million of National Lottery funding into a secondary teacher training programme – a programme designed to give teachers access to professional development, as well as put pupil's enjoyment and whole-school outcomes at the heart of PE and school sport. This month there is one last opportunity to award Teaching School Alliances (TSAs) and other appropriate school partnerships, with £3,350 for every secondary school included in their project.
The aim of this funding is to help schools foster a more positive attitude in young people towards being active. At the current time, Sport England is actively encouraging school projects which develop pupils' mental wellbeing, confidence and resilience through PE, school sport and physical activities that prioritise pupil enjoyment. This is in response to the additional pressures some young people may be feeling as a direct result of the pandemic, as well as to any emotional response they may still be experiencing from bereavement, stress, trauma or anxiety over the past months.
Sport England encourages projects that:
- Develop pupils' mental wellbeing, confidence and resilience through PE, school sport and physical activities that prioritise pupil enjoyment.
- Create opportunities for all pupils – including those who do not like PE – to try new activities such as non-traditional sports and fitness classes, so young people can discover ways to be physically active that work for them.
- Explore how PE, school sport and physical activity can contribute to, or complement, core curriculum subjects by finding ways to bring activity into other subjects' lessons.
Schools from TSAs and other partnerships in BCP and Dorset have successfully applied for previous waves of funding. To find out more, please contact Annie Hargreaves in Active Dorset for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org