Headteacher Information

    New Change4Life Disney Shake Up

    A recent Change4Life and Disney UK survey revealed that children believe they need to be ‘fast’ (49%) or ‘strong’ (41%) to be physically active and only a quarter (25%) see themselves as ‘sporty’.

    The Change4Life and Disney inspired 10 Minute Shake Up campaign plays a part in challenging this notion – by encouraging the nation’s children to get more active this summer by showing pupils that everyone – of all abilities – can enjoy and benefit from physical activity and improved overall wellbeing.

    Find out more about the Change4Life and Disney resources on the School Zone of the Public Health England website.

    Primary PE and Sport Premium to Continue

    The Department for Education (DfE) have announced that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue, at the doubled rate of £320 million for the 2019-2020 academic year. Further information regarding allocations and guidance will be made available by the DfE in due course.

    A total of £320 million will again be made available to primary schools in England to improve the quality of PE and sport.

    It is expected that further details will be published by the department soon. Read our news article for the reaction from Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver.

     

     

    Updated PE & Sport Premium Guidance

    In October 2018, the Department for Education unveiled its updated guidance on the effective and sustainable use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding for 2018/19,

    The recent guidance has updated the date which schools must publish details of how they are spending their PE and Sport Premium funding, this being by the end of the summer term or by 31 July 2019 at the latest.

    Read more about the Department for Education online.

     

    Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People – Local Update for Northumberland

    Active Lives

    The Active Lives Survey: Children and Young People provides a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity.

    It has been designed to give anyone working with children aged 5-16 key insight to help understand children’s attitudes and behaviours around sport and physical activity.  Sport England’s aim is for children and young people to feel more motivated, confident and able to get active!

    Schools selected to take part in the survey during the Summer 2019 term have all now been contacted by Northumberland Sport.  These schools are;

    • Bede Academy
    • Bothal Primary School
    • Burnside Primary School
    • Cramlington Northburn Primary School
    • James Calvert Spence College
    • Ponteland Middle School

    Tackling the Challenges of a New GenerationYouth Sport Trust Strategy

    Youth Sport Strategy 2018 – 2022

    A passion for the power of sport and improving children’s lives has been at the heart of the Youth Sport Trust (YST) since its inception.  Over the last

     23 years, the YST have pioneered a way of working across practice, policy and research, building successful partnerships to forge a lasting legacy for improving young people’s lives. Click here to open the Youth Sport Strategy 2018-2022 document which sets out how the YST will harness the power of sport, play and physical activity to tackle the challenges of a new generation.