Our sports hub has been developed to provide you with the information you need to achieve the most from your PE and Games activities.
NEWS & ARTICLES
£100M SCHOOL FUNDING FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING!
The health and wellbeing of children is vital in a modern era where obesity levels are on the rise and a sedentary lifestyle is prevalent. In 2018-19, schools will receive £100 million pounds from the government to spend specifically on improving health and wellbeing and promoting a more active lifestyle. It was announced back in 2017 that the money is being made available via the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund, also known as The HPCF in the 2018-19 academic year.
NEW SWIMMING SUPPORT
Who doesn’t love school swimming sessions? The kids are all energised and excited, lost swimming kits, last minute removal of earrings and jewellery, the stampede for the coach to get to the local pool (unless you are lucky enough to have your own), serenely teaching your group to swim, and then the inevitable lost socks and “healthy snacks” on the way back to school. It’s all worthwhile as swimming is an important life skill, so we must ensure that all of our children have this ability with the DfE regularly investing in it.
SCHOOL SPORTS PREMIUM
The school sports premium was introduced back in March 2013 to improve the provision of PE in primary schools across England. It is a large pot of money (about £150M annually) that is funded through several government bodies. It is ring-fenced to ensure that it is used purely for the development of PE in primary schools. The funding is guaranteed until 2020.
GET GIRLS ACTIVE
Working in schools we get to see all sorts of children – those that are engaged, as well as those that are not and of course those that shine and excel amongst their peers. This is true of all subjects, but PE is an area that can represent this most sharply. Sadly, it is also the subject that can see the most deterioration in the love of the subject.
BURST THE BUBBLE KEY STAGE 1 - This game is great for developing
hand-eye co-ordination skills
DRIBBLING DRILL KEY STAGE 2 - This Dribbling Drill is great for developing hand-eye co-ordination and dribbling skills for basketball.
BOX PASS KEY STAGE 3 - Develop childrens techniques and improve their performance in competitive sports.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FOOTBALL!
Who knew there were so many variations in everything? Footballs are a good example of this. They come in so many different sizes, materials and construction so it can be quite overwhelming when picking the right one. After all, a ball is not just a ball.
This article will simplify the process and help you find the right footballs for you and your children.
OUTDOOR SPACES FROM SPORTSAFE
As a trusted supplier to thousands of schools across the UK, our new partnership with Outdoor Spaces will help you make the most of your sports and playing areas. With their expertise and creative ideas in designing and building the perfect outdoor space you can transform your PE and games activities where children can play, discover and learn.
YOUTH SPORT TRUST
YST has an outstanding 20-year record of improving the lives of young people through the power of sport. They create, develop and deliver programmes and initiatives to improve health, attendance, academic achievement and raise whole-school standards, equipping young people with skills for life. As a YST Business Member we share their vision and reflect their expertise through our range.
Methodology for the schools condition funding. 2018 to 2019
Healthy Pupils Capital Fund Guidance
PE Programmes of study: key stages 1 and 2 national curriculum in England
PE and Sport Premium: conditions of grant 2018 to 2019
PE Programmes of study: key stages 3 and 4 national curriculum in England
PE and sport premium allocations for 2018 to 2019