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Primary PE Coordinator News - Summer 2018

PE and Sport Premium CONFIRMED for 2018-19

Great News for Next Year - 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.

At the Moment - Schools should have published their website report in April, including the new requirement to publish how many pupils are meeting the national curriculum requirements for swimming by the end of Key Stage 2.

Compliance Concerns - If you have any concerns about compliance, please click here to read the Government advice or get in touch with Annie Hargreaves in Active Dorset - ahargreaves@activedorset.org

Alternatively, if you have membership with afPE or the YST their websites have the latest guidance about the premium.

Active Dorset PE, School Sport and Healthy Futures Conference

Dr Jo Harris, renown lecturer and author from Loughborough University shares insight on Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Schools at the Dorset PE and School Sport Conference 2018.

An unrivalled range of educational and health professionals will address how Active Children = Happy + Healthy + Successful Futures!

Target Audience: Head Teachers, Governors, PE Leads, Health and Well-Being Leads, School Family Officers and School Nurses.

Early bird offer of £40 per delegate runs from 1st May-31st July 2018. FREE Governor places also available. Booking now OPEN - click here for further information.

Venue & Date: Queen Elizabeth School, Wimborne - Friday 28th September, 2018

Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People

Huge thanks to every school that has participated in the national survey so far!

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.

Bespoke school reports will reach participating schools by next term, and the first national statistics will be published in January 2019. The reports measure children's activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, well-being, self-efficacy and levels of social trust.

Call to Action - Sport England reveal that participation by Dorset schools is extremely low. 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.

47 schools in Dorset have been selected to participate in the Active Lives Survey this summer term. Click here for details.

Our School Can Awards

Our School Can is an exciting campaign which is exclusive to 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 was launched at the Dorset PE and School Sport Conference in September 2017. Headteachers and PE Coordinators were invited to make a pledge about inspiring active futures in their own school, and to share that pledge with Active Dorset by Christmas 2017.

Schools that submitted and fulfilled their pledges may have a chance to win the new Our School Can Pledge Award. The announcement will be made at the next PE and School Sport Conference, on the 28th September 2018.

Dorset Leadership Academy Video - 2018

Thanks to the tireless work by Dan Moody and the team of Dorset School Games Organisers, 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!

Change 4 Life Clubs

Primary clubs develop fundamental movement skills and capture the essence of the sport without directly delivering sport-specific content. They are grouped under five multi-sport themes: Adventure, Combat, Creative, Flight and Target.

Schools can use their PE and School Sport Premium funding to purchase Change4Life Sports Club resources and training. Visit the Change4Life website to register your interest, access free downloadable resources and a celebration toolkit.

School Games Mark - Apply Now for 2018!

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress. Schools with pupils in Years 3 and above are eligible to apply - click here for the 2018 criteria.

The award is split into 5 prerequisites: Inclusive Health Check - Click to complete; Active Schools Planner - Click to populate; Participation - Increasing engagement; Competition - Developing opportunities; and Workforce - Broadening opportunities. School Games Organisers (SGO's) are happy to support you through the process - click here to access their contact details.

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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