Primary PE, Health and Wellbeing - National Partner Updates

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Primary PE, Health and Wellbeing - National Partner Updates

Posted: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 14:14

Primary PE, Health and Wellbeing - National Partner Updates


New Wellbeing Qualification for 2021: afPE and Sports Leaders UK have in partnership, developed a new Level 4 Qualification in Supporting Pupils' Wellbeing Through Physical Education. This is a nationally recognised qualification that enables delegates to become specialists in supporting the emotional and social wellbeing of pupils through physical education. It is open to both primary (and secondary) school teachers with QTS involved in the teaching of PE. The qualification can be delivered by face-to-face study or blended learning, making use of virtual channels for knowledge acquisition supported by traditional assessment.

Public Health England:

1PHE and the Royal Society for Osteoporosis published their 'Rapid Evidence Review: Muscle and Bone Strengthening Activities for C&YP'

Poor musculoskeletal (MSK) health is one of the greatest health burdens nationally. It often has its origins in childhood and adolescent physical development (for example 90% of bone density is achieved by the age of 18-20 years).

The UK Chief Medical Officers' (CMOs) physical activity guidelines emphasise the need for regular muscle and bone strengthening activities for children and young people but lacks detail on what activities most effectively promote bone and muscular health outcomes in children and young people.

2. Change 4 Life 'Our Healthy Year Calendar' available for download

The new Our Healthy Year Calendars, for Reception and KS1 and KS2, can support young people to build healthier habits this year. The flexible, downloadable calendars can be used in the classroom or via remote learning to inspire pupils to eat well, move more, and be mindful of their wellbeing - wherever they are.

Sport England:

Sport England have launched their new 2021-2031 Strategy. It is great to see that 'Positive Experiences for CYP' remains a key priority for Sport England and is one of the five big issues for the new strategy Uniting The Movement.

Ambition for CYP – Every child and young person should experience the enjoyment and benefits that being active can bring. Their needs, expectations and safety should come first in the design and delivery of activity.

SE plan to achieve this ambition through:

  • Placing enjoyment at the heart of this ambition
  • Improving physical literacy
  • Improving the mental wellbeing of CYP through sport and physical activity
  • Transforming the workforce to be developed, recognised, and empowered to deliver quality experiences for CYP
  • Creating and protecting quality and safe places and spaces for CYP to play
  • Influencing the design and delivery of physical activity in education settings
  • Equal access to England's Talent Pathways
  • Supporting parents and carers to understand the importance of movement and enjoyment
  • Embracing technology and the digital world so being active is easier, more attractive, and more relevant to the digitally-savvy
  • Reducing inequalities, with a focus on girls, disabled young people, young people with long-term health conditions, those from less affluent families and youngsters from Black and Asian backgrounds.

Sport England are also ready to accelerate a £1.5 million national programme to open school sport facilities outside of teaching times when Covid-19 restrictions allow. Click here to read more.

Swim England:

The latest information about School Swimming and meeting the current Government guidelines in 2021 are listed here: Swimming and Water Safety in Schools | Swim England.

The Daily Mile:

Free Home Challenges: The Daily Mile Foundation will be publishing some free and fun #AtHome challenges for schools and families to do in the spring term.

England Does The Daily Mile: This is your time toencourage pupils, staff, and families to join in with a national Daily Mile challenge on Friday 30th April 2021.

Youth Sport Trust:

New Year Newspaper Article: Ali Oliver, CEO for the YST writes to The Daily Telegraph this January to discuss how physical activity makes our children healthier and happier! Read the full article here.

Free Resources to support home learning: The YST has created a range of free PE, physical activity, and sport resources for teachers in school, teacher working remotely, and parents/carers supporting home learning to access from here. There is a range of wellbeing support for teachers here too.

YST After School Club Provision, on YouTube: This Club is returning on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm on the YST YouTube channel! #YSTAfterSchool. It is designed to help young people develop their multi sports skills, with guest athlete appearances from several NGBs. Click here to read more.

Tags: Children and young people, Primary PE and Sport Premium, Public health England, Sport England, Swim England, The Daily Mile, Youth Sport Trust, afPE

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