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Primary PE Coordinator News - Autumn 2018

The Latest Guidance for the Primary PE and School Sport Premium has been published for 2018-19

The current Under-Secretary of State Nadhim Zahawi has confirmed that the PE and School Sport Premium will remain to be funded at the current level in 2018-19. Full details and conditions of the grant can be viewed by clicking here. The contents for 2018-19 includes the following:

  1. Eligibility
  2. Payment dates for 2018 to 2019
  3. Accountability

CEO of afPE, Sue Wilkinson MBE speaks about the refreshed PE and School Sport Premium guidance:

Grant Compliance for 2018-19

Once again, schools must publish the following information:

  • The total amount of Primary PE and Sport Premium received by the school for the academic year.
  • A full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent).
  • What impact the school has seen on pupils' participation in PE, school sport and physical activity.
  • What impact the school has seen on pupils' attainment linked with the funding.
  • How the improvements will be sustainable in the future.
  • Swimming data in relation to the Year 6 cohort for 2018/19.

There are three key changes for 2018-19 which are worthy of note, these are:

  1. The date for schools to report by is no longer the 4th April 2019, but the 31st July 2019.
  2. Schools are advised not to use their PESS premium to fund capital expenditure.
  3. The Government's report template has been updated for October 2018, and is now green in colour (please scroll below to download).

Ali Oliver, CEO of the YST discusses the effectiveness of the Primary PE and School Sport Premium

Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People

Sport England reveal that participation in the survey by Dorset schools in the Active Lives Survey is less 20%. For robust local data, please do take the opportunity to survey your children. Active Dorset are very happy to help you with any aspect of the survey process.

48 schools in Dorset have been selected to participate in the Active Lives Survey this term. Click here to see if your school has been selected.

Dorset Leadership Academy and Summer Games Videos - 2018

Thanks to the work by senior SGO Dan Moody and the team of Dorset SGO's, the Dorset Leadership Academy is nationally acclaimed!

Please click here to read more and to have a look at the Leadership Academy Video from January 2018! Also, please click here to view the Summer School Games at Bryanston School to see what our largest School Games final event looks like.

Beat The Street

Beat the Street has just been launched in Dorset this autumn in Poole, Purbeck, Weymouth and Portland. It helps people to form new habits by setting fun challenges around physical activity in towns by createing a giant game to test how far people in one area can walk, run or cycle over six weeks!

Increasingly, we are learning that increased physical activity helps our health, happiness and well-being. If your school is not in one of the areas listed above but you live there and would like to find out more, do call into a local library or leisure centre to pick up your cards - you could join in/participate today!

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:

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