1. Skip to content

Dorset Primary PE Coordinator News - Autumn 2017

Latest Government Announcements

Primary PE and School Sport Premium Funding for 2017-18

Active Dorset is delighted to confirm that in July, the Government announced that all Primary schools in England will receive a straight doubling of their current PE & Sport Premium funding grant. This means that schools will be able to continue to deliver, improve and develop their high quality Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sport provision.

Key Changes from September 2017

  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil in Years 1-6
  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 plus an additional payment of £10 per pupil in Years 1-6

Please click here to access further information on the DfE website. Please note that more detailed information is to be released by the Government in October 2017.

Dorset PE and School Sport Conference, 2017

Final places available for the Dorset PE and School Sport Conference 2017.

The conference explores Behaviour Change for a Healthy and Productive Lifestyle by examining different mind sets around physical activity, focusing on how they relate to the current lifestyles of children, young people and school staff.

Join us to hear Elaine Wyllie, Founder of The Daily Mile inspire us in the Keynotes from 9-10.30am and see what local offers are available to you in the Primary Focus Networking session BW16 from 1.15-2pm.

Please click here to book your place and to download the conference programme. Free Governor places are also available if joining a member of staff.

UK National Fitness Day - Wednesday 27th September

Join the Nation and Celebrate the fun of Fitness and Physical Activity!

National Fitness Day 2017 aims to inspire the nation with the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK. The school-based vision is to encourage as many schools as possible to engage in 10 minutes of activity on 27th September. Imoves are joining forces with UK Active and hope to get 10,000 schools across the nation active for 10 minutes at 10am!

Are you up for a school-based 10:10:10 challenge in Dorset? If you are, please put the date in your diary and click on Active Dorset or on your SGO to let us know!

Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People

New for 2017-18

120 schools in Dorset have been selected to participate in the Active Lives Survey across 2017-18, where 40 schools will be invited to participate each term.

Sport England is collating information on the types and quantity of activity that children aged 5-16 engage in. Their research is supported by the DfE, Public Health and DCMS. Click here to read more.

Why participate in the Survey? Sport England will provide each school with a bespoke report outlining their results from the survey which will cover measures of children's activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, well-being, self-efficacy and levels of social trust. Schools will also receive £100+ to thank them for their involvement in this survey.

Has your school been selected this term? If so, contact ahargreaves@activedorset.org for more details. There is still time engage in the autumn survey and put your school on the Dorset map!

Our School Can

Inspiring Active Futures!

Our School Can is an exciting new campaign for schools in Dorset. The key focus is about inspiring active futures for our children and young people by sharing good practice across the county!

The campaign will be launched at the Dorset PE and School Sport Conference on the 29th September 2017 where Headteachers and PE Coordinators will be invited to make a pledge about inspiring active futures in their own school, and to share that pledge with Active Dorset by Christmas 2017.

Primary Leadership Academy

Training Days for 2017-18

The Primary Leadership Academies train pupils in year 5 & 6 to become Bronze Young Ambassadors who operate in their own school as ambassadors and role models advocating PE and school sport.

They are the young people's voice on PE and school sport in their school and work to increase participation and healthy active lifestyles. The Primary Leadership Academies are delivered by the Dorset School Games Organisers (SGO's) and Young Ambassadors from secondary schools around the county.

Training days begin in October for 2017-18 so please contact your SGO soon to book your date! Click here for their contact details.

Change 4 Life

10 Minute Shake Up!

Change 4 Life have created Disney inspired 10-Minute Shake Up resources which are designed to energise/entice children to get moving and help count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day.

Change 4 Life resources are fully endorsed by the NHS and school nursing teams, so are ideal to share with your school community. Engaging parents with the Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up campaign is a great way to share information on 'how to' get children moving more and eating better. Click here to read more and here to download free resources for teachers.

Golden Mile Measure of Children's Levels of Activity

FREE online measurement tool!

The Premier group is focused on helping schools to motivate their children and young people to be active on a daily basis, and to monitor progress. For this to happen, the Premier group is offering Dorset schools free access to their Golden Mile soft wear.

What is the Golden Mile? The Golden Mile is a safe, simple and measurable health & physical activity initiative accessible to all pupils regardless of age or ability. Pupils can walk, jog or run to convert laps into miles and measure their progress over time. Click here for further information.

Measure the Physical Activity Levels of Children in Your School

FREE Online Measurement Tool

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 teachers to easily track, monitor and evaluate children's activity levels and report on this quickly and easily. Click here for further information.

Latest Government and Ofsted Documents


National Partner Support and Guidance Information

Sport England - Useful film clips on the development of PE and School Sport development, see clips below:

Archive