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School Sport Matters

Cumbria School Games

Reminder: This year, there will be three Level 3 (County) event days as part of the Cumbria School Games programme in 2016:

23rd March 2016 - Primary Sportshall Athletics Finals & U16 MLD/SLD Tag Rugby Festival - Penrith Leisure Centre

24th March 2016 - Key Steps Gymnastics Finals - Penrith Leisure Centre

12th July 2016 - Multi Sports County Finals - Various venues across Carlisle


Effective use of individual and agency coaches in physical education and sport

The Association for PE has updated its guidance on the effective use of individual and agency coaches in physical education and sport (PES). It is important that you share this document with Head teachers, Governors and staff to ensure that the workforce responsible for PE and sport is appropriately employed and deployed. Guidance Document

Sports Coach UK Revamp of Portal

Sports coach UK, with the support of National Partners, has revamped the Coaching in Primary Schools Portal following recommendations from schools across England. The Portal is a free to access resource for schools identifying a need for coaching through the Primary PE and Sport Premium. With just a couple of clicks, Head Teachers and PE Leads can find all the information they require to effectively and sustainably recruit and deploy a coach in their school. More>>>

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary School Sport Premium when employing coaches and specialist teachers in primary schools

This is a new resource for 2016 being provided for schools in Cumbria.

It will be published in early February and provided to headteachers attending the next round of PHA meetings.  It will be available electronically and as a hard copy to all schools and community coaches that have attended the Impact Factor workshops 

Poster: Definition of Physical Activity, Physical Education and School Sport

Physical activity, physical education and school sport are similar in that they all include physical movement, but there are important differences between them, as outlined in the poster.
Click here to download

Change to date for next Furness Network meeting

Please note the next Furness networking meeting will be held at Barrow AFC on Thursday 10 March 9.00-12.00, NOT the 17th March as previously agreed.

Primary Schools Open Day at Emirates Old Trafford 2016


Once again Lancashire County Cricket Club will be opening its gates to schools from across the North West for a fun-filled day at Emirates Old Trafford.

Please note that the event this year will only be open to PRIMARY SCHOOLS. Last year over 3500 schoolchildren watched Lancashire County Cricket Club in action as well as getting active in the large entertainment zone.

Please ‘Save the Date’ in your school’s diary and booking details will be sent out after the February half-term holidays.

Keswick Mountain Festival Schools activities

Join in the Mini Triathlon event at the Keswick Mountain Festival in May 2016. The schools triathlon is one of the first events in the Festival programme and is a fantastic opportunity to get your school involved in a community event >>More

Scheme of work for PE

All schools that orders copies of the Cambridgeshire Scheme of Work at the pre-Christmas networking meetings should by now have received them.  If any school requires whole staff training in the use of the scheme please let us know.                                          

Ask Howard Online Enquiry Form 

Active Cumbria Spring Network Meetings - Health

We are awaiting the publication of the Obesity Strategy next month.  All regions have included some aspect of pupils’ health on their agenda for the spring term.  We would like schools to share what they are doing to raise activity levels in the school day and to secure and/or increase time for curriculum physical education. 

Please let us know via the 'Ask Howard' Online Enquiry Form 

1st 4 Sport - Level 3 Certificate for Early Years

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Physical Development and Physical Activity in the Early Years

To provide an effective and structured programme and qualification for the Early Years workforce in order to promote and develop the principles of lifelong health and well-being for children, their parents and carers, in the early years setting.



Congratulations to St Thomas's School Kendal

St. Thomas’s C of E Primary School in Kendal has been awarded the Gold Mark in the Sainsbury’s School Games awards scheme.


Get ready for Sport Relief

Sports Relief is on the 18th - 20th March

The Sport Relief Fundraising Kit for schools pack has all you need to get your fundraising off to a flying start. More>>

Netball Challenge

This years Netball Challenge Cup will be held at Lakes College on Wednesday 2nd March, 1pm start 

To enter your team contact or call/text 07540 127 403

10 Reasons to play Rounders in School

Developing key transferable skills for young people in Schools is essential.  Did you know that one way young people can develop these skills is through the game of Rounders. More>>>

Expressions of Interest wanted:

Tri-Golf is a 'mini' version of golf designed specifically for young children at infant, primary and junior schools.

Would you be interested in attending a workshop focussing on how to introduce golf to a large group of young children in a fun and safe way,  whilst delivering outcomes of the national curriculum?

Cost: £20pp Duration: 2-Hours

Please email expressions of interest to 

Change 4 Life - Classroom Resources

As you read this, thousands of people across the nation are making healthy changes to the way they live by eating better, cutting down on bad habits and getting a bit more active.

This term, Change 4 Life are concentrating on Sugar Swaps

Change4Life School Zone is where you'll find curriculum-linked resources and inspiration to help you teach children about healthy eating and being active. 

Change 4 Life School Resources 


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