Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for 2019-2020
DfE has confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue, at the doubled rate of £320 million for 2019-2020.
At the Primary PE network in June, Gill Hood will be giving out more detailed information on the PE and Sport Premium, the conditions of the grant, eligible funding, and the required reporting expectations, but in the meantime, the below statements from afPE provides some additional details.
afPE’s CEO, Sue Wilkinson MBE said:
“afPE is delighted that the DfE has confirmed the future investment for Primary PE and Sport. Whilst we were hopeful that current funding levels would be maintained, it is hugely gratifying to have this confirmed. Head teachers and Governors can now plan for how they will effectively use the grant to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education and Sport.”
“We now have substantial evidence that clearly demonstrates that investing in the school workforce is one of the most effective ways of ensuring all children and young people increase their confidence, competence and academic achievement.”
“Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity are tools that make a significant contribution to whole school improvement. In addition, we know that the difference this funding has made to the physical and emotional well-being of children and young people is having an impact. This journey has taught us a lot about the destination that we are aiming for. There is no doubt that we must work together to achieve and efficient roadmap that will secure the appropriate outcomes for all pupils.”
“We must leave a legacy from this investment that ensures health and well-being of the nation's young people, are a priority as well as improving such values as character and resilience, and secures Physical Education at the heart of school life!”
afPE's Chair, Michael Crichton said:
“As Chair of the single Subject Association for PE in the UK; The Association for Physical Education (afPE) and with over 40 years of experience in the education sector, I know how valuable to primary schools the Primary PE and Sport Premium has been since its introduction in 2013.”
“There has been much upskilling of the workforce hence higher quality and diverse experiences for pupils in PE lessons and enrichment programmes. Pupils have been offered a wider and inclusive range of activities and sports to engage and excite them, thus increasing participation and improving self-esteem, confidence and well-being. Increasing numbers of pupils have been given the opportunity to compete whether it be internally within the school or outside in inter school competitions. Many schools have introduced new activities that have appealed to those who don’t necessarily take part enthusiastically in the more ‘traditional’ activities and pursuits. These are just some examples and I know there are many, many more.”
“This additional grant for schools; ring-fenced for the purpose of improving and sustaining PE, sport and physical activity provision for all primary aged pupils in England has already made a lasting impact on many pupils due to schools using the grant effectively and for its intended purpose.”
“afPE is delighted that the Government has chosen to maintain the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the next academic year 2019-20; as originally intended, which will result in many more pupils experiencing high quality PE, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA), a lasting legacy, and an increasing amount of schools ensuring that PESSPA is at the heart of school life.”
“I do hope that school leaders will recognise and continue to recognise the importance of the Primary PE and Sport Premium. Thus, ensuring that every pupil benefits from this funding which will undoubtedly bring about lasting change, develop healthier, happier and confident individuals and embed a deep understanding of the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.”
Catering Silver Food For Life Accreditation
Great news for all of our catering customers! We have just had our assessment from the Soil Association and are delighted to announce that we have retained our "Silver Food For Life food served here" award for another year. This means that you can be sure that the food served in your school is Fresh, Seasonal, Organic, Traceable, Healthy, Free Range and Sustainable. We continue to work on behalf of our customers to ensure that your pupils are at the heart of all we do.
Developing the Mentally Healthy Classroom
As part of a collaboration with other local Teacher Training Partnerships, Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance are hosting a conferences on 20 and 21 May 2019.
The 1st day is aimed at NQTs and has been designed to support those teachers in the early stages of their careers to help them understand social, emotional and health (SEMH) concerns and gain effective practical strategies to provide an inclusive classroom. If you have any in your school who you would like to attend.
Developing the Mentally Healthy Classroom – support for Trainee Teacher’s Conference
Day 1 - Monday 20 May
Village Hotel South, Leeds
8.30am – 3.30pm
Workshop 1 - Improving mental health
Workshop 2 - Working with LGBT children, young people and their families Workshop 3 - Mindfulness
Workshop 4 - Building our resilience and helping pupils build theirs
Cost £70 per delegate.
The 2nd day is aimed at school leaders. The day has been designed to support those in leadership roles, HR and staff who support SEMH to implement a whole school strategy to promote mental health and wellbeing.
Developing the Mentally Healthy School – support for School Leaders Conference
Day 2 - Tuesday 21st May
Village Hotel South, Leeds
8.30am – 3.30pm
Workshop 1 - Developing a Healthy School
Workshop 2 - Practical suggestions for staff / self support
Workshop 3 - Next steps / further help
Workshop 4 - Extra support
Cost is £100 per delegate
Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT