PE, School Sport and Physical Activity: Future Horizons Wednesday 9th December 2020
With the national restrictions limiting community sport and physical activity, the engagement and enjoyment of our pupils in PE, School Sport and Physical Activity has continued importance in supporting young people through this academic year. Following on from our successful July 2020 event, Birmingham Education Partnership hosted a second virtual networking opportunity across Birmingham with local partners PE at Home, Sport Birmingham and the School Games Organisers and our partners the Youth Sport Trust.
This 1 hour webinar aimed to support a Headteacher or PE Lead in Primary and Secondary Schools to;
- Understand the expectations and requirements of PE and School Sport Premium reporting for 2020/21
- Become familiar with the PE at Home resources and new CPD opportunities
- Learn about how the Daily Mile can support physical activity and wellbeing of young people
- School Games Update: Virtual opportunities and the new School Games Mark framework
With many children’s physical activity levels dropping during lockdown, it is more important than ever for schools to harness the power of play, sport, physical activity and physical education to help students rebuild their functional capacity, belonging and happiness.
The Youth Sport Trust have provided guidance, resources and ideas to support the delivery Physical Education and school sport in light of COVID-19 and the changes that we see through local measures.
Youth Sport Trust are a national charity passionate about creating a brighter future for all children and young people through the power of sport.
With children and young people experiencing declining emotional health and wellbeing, increasing obesity levels and high youth unemployment, the mission of the Youth Sport Trust has never been more important.
There is overwhelming evidence to demonstrate the power that PE and school sport has to change young people’s lives; unlocking their potential, helping them to be healthy and happy, ultimately going on to lead successful lives and positively contribute to society. Their unique solutions maximise the power of sport to grow and develop young people, impacting on their well being through physical literacy and character.
BEP and Youth Sport Trust are working collaboratively to:
- develop a voice for Primary, Special and Secondary Headteachers through the development of the Birmingham Headteacher Healthy Active Schools Alliance
- deliver a universal offer of support for Primary schools – providing training, guidance and support for effective use of Primary PE and Sport Premium
- align a PE, School Sport and Wellbeing offer into existing BEP programmes (NewStart, Global Issues, Arts, Careers and Enterprise)
This will be achieved through:
- consultation and advocacy through the Birmingham Headteacher Healthy Active Schools Alliance
- engaging with school leaders and practitioners
- offering and delivering a series of CPD events
- providing school support to ensure an effective review of the delivery and planning for high quality PE, School Sport and Physical Activity
- a bank of freely available templates, guidance and other resources
The National Partners of the Primary PE and Sport Premium have developed a Covid-19 and school funding: 7 top tips for spending the Primary PE and Sport Premium document to provide advice and guidance on spending the Premium during this difficult year.