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
TUESDAY 21ST JUNE 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.
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.
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.
Active Cumbria provides links from this e-zine to the sites of other organisations for information purposes only. The links do not imply any endorsement of that site or the views expressed on it. The e-zine will occasionally include material prepared by other individuals or organisations. The opinions expressed in material by these third parties are their own and Active Cumbria does not necessarily agree with them.