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Cumbria PE & School Sport Matters E-Newsletter - January 2016 Edition

Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of the Cumbria PE and School Sport Matters E-Newsletter for 2016 - keeping you up to date with information, news and useful resources from around the county and nationally with regards to the wider PE and School Sport agenda.

Please feel free to keep connected with us on a more regular basis by visiting our dedicated PE and School Sport Section on on and on                      Twitter: @activecumbria


Spending Review

Following the outcomes of the 2015 Spending Review, the Government has committed to continue to fund the Primary PE and Sport Premium with £150m per year until 2020.

From Physically Literate to Physically Educated

This is a one day practical course that will help practitioners plan an effective lower KS2 curriculum. The course bridges the gap between a physically literacy approach in Early Years' Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, and a sport specific approach in Years 5 and 6. The course will help practitioners' confidence and skills to teach high quality physical literacy and equip primary aged children for lifelong participation in physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Courses are taking place on Friday 22nd January 2016 in Carlisle and on Monday 7th March 2016 in Kendal. More>>>

Interested in becoming a Boccia Leader?

Become a Boccia Leader by attending this one-day course which is taking place from 10am - 2.30pm on Sunday 24th January 2016 at Kendal Leisure Centre. The course introduces the necessary skills and knowledge required to be an effective boccia leader. Delegates will be introduced to the game of boccia, being consistent with the basic rules and learn to lead skill practices and create fun sessions in boccia. To book email  Costs £20 per person. (Bring your own lunch)

YST Primary PE Subject Co-ordinator Module 1

Module One: Being an effective leader of PE, Healthy Active Lifestyles and School Sport is a one day theory course that will help practitioners to understand the role of a PE Co-ordinator and shape a vision for PE and school sport in their school. Courses are taking place on Thursday 21st January in Barrow and on Tuesday 8th March in Workington. More>>>

PE and Sport Premium:An Investigation in Primary Schools

A detailed NatCen report into the use and impacts of the primary PE and sport premium in primary schools has been published here. It presents findings over a two year study including surveys of primary schools, interviews and case studies. The survey found that monitoring and evaluation of the premium was not consistent.  Schools that have not yet attended one of the half-day Active Cumbria Impact Factor Workshops should consider doing so, as the templates provided assess impacts and consider strategies for continuing quality improvement. Details of planned Workshops are in the below article.

Impact Factor Workshops for Teachers planned for 2016

Could your primary school benefit from better understanding the expectations of Ofsted in relation to the Primary PE and Sport Premium? Would you like to access a range of simple tools to help evidence your impact? This workshop has been developed to help Primary Schools plan, measure and consider how to sustain the impact of PE and the Primary PE and Sport Premium on the health and achievement of their pupils. Workshops are taking place on Thursday 11th February 2016 in Workington and on Thursday 26th May 2016 in Penrith. Book your place NOW>>>

Active Cumbria PE Network Meetings

If you would like a specific item included on the agenda for your next local PE Network Hub meetings, taking place in March 2016, please let us know via the 'Ask Howard' Online Enquiry Form More>>

FREE Key Stage 1 PE Training: BUPA Start to Move

This is a one day practical course that aims to transform the way PE is taught to 4-7 year olds by equipping participants with the expertise and confidence to provide children with a movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. The objective of the Bupa Start to Move approach is to develop physical literacy; children learning the ABCs of movement. Bupa Start to Move provides long term support, which starts with this training. It goes on to help practitioners identify their own professional development needs and provides sustained support from local peer mentors. The FREE course is taking place on 22nd April in Carlisle. More>>>

Scheme of Work

Primary schools in Cumbria that have ordered the new Cambridgeshire Scheme of Work will receive them by the 22nd January. If you need help, support or further advice with regard to introducing the scheme please use the 'Ask Howard' Online Enquiry form >>>More

PE & Sport Premium - The Governors Role

Governors play a significant role in decisions around how the primary PE and sport premium is spent and holding head teachers and senior leaders to account. Departmental advice outlining the roles and duties of school governors and academy trusts has been published here and there is specific reference to the primary PE and sport premium. Edward Timpson has also written an article on the role of governors in promoting effective use of the primary PE and sport premium.  This was published in the National Governors’ Association’s members magazine – Governing Matters. More>>>

FREE Key Stage 2 PE Training: Matalan Sporting Promise - TOP Sport

Sporting Promise is an award-winning grass roots sports initiative that has already had an impact on over two million children in its first three years. Through a partnership between Matalan and the Youth Sport Trust, it aims to ensure that children across the county have vital access to sports activity in school. This one day practical course will help practitioners to develop young peoples; physical, social, and wider learning skills. The FREE course is taking place on Monday 13th June 2016 in Kendal  More>>>

The government’s sport strategy ‘Sporting Future - A New Strategy for an Active Nation

A New Strategy for an Active Nation’ has been published here. There are a number of recommendations on PE and school sport in the ‘Children and Young People’ chapter.More>>>

Eat Fresh with Aldi and Team GB

Get Set to Eat Fresh is an exciting new programme of free, classroom-based resources for students aged 7-14. Team GB-inspired lesson plans, films and engaging activities encourage young people to build their understanding of healthy eating and to equip themselves with the skills needed to cook healthy, fresh food.Register now and get a limited edition Get Set to Eat Fresh wall planner. More>>>

Digital Dangers

'Digital Dangers' -  a report around keeping children and young people safe online is a must read for parents and professionals. Research conducted with a number of Barnardo’s services, both specialist child sexual exploitation and educational services, has revealed how integral new technology has become in the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. The report also highlights that certain groups of children and young people, such as young people with learning difficulties, those with mental health problems and lesbian, gay bi-sexual, transgender and questioning young people, appear to be particularly vulnerable to online harm. More>>>

This Girl Can campaign landing in schools

Emerging pictures are starting to develop on the This Girl Can campaign landing in schools. Sport England has partnered with afPE to produce This Girl Can resources for schools and also with the Youth Sport Trust to fund the Girls Active programme. Schools are encouraged to register in order to access and download the resources.More>>>

Get Set to be a Paralympic Champion

Get Set to be a Paralympic Champion is a competition for schools offering young people the chance to win a film workshop with a Paralympics GB athlete by shining a spotlight on the Paralympic Movement and Values and challenging perceptions of disabled people. The deadline for entries to win the next workshop is Friday 22 January. More>>>

Progression in PE - A Simple Guide

Association for Physical Education has developed a simple guide demonstrating progression in physical education, starting with the early learning goal for physical development and continuing through the end of key stage attainment targets. More>>>

Elite Sport Development

Elite Sport Development hs developed Primary School Sports Testing and Assessment which aims to implement a simple battery of sports/fitness tests into schools. Just like SAT's show what level pupils are at in Science, Maths and English we feel that by working together we can do something similar for Sport and PE. More>>>

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