Information and Guidance

Self-Review Tool, Guidance Posters & Best Practice Films

The purpose of this self-review tool is to enable primary schools across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to carry out a quick and very simple analysis of their Primary PE and School Sport offers. It must be noted that this is not an assessment or measurement of a school’s performance, it is a support tool that is available for primary schools to use as and how they wish.

We hope that the tool will help primary schools to carefully think through where they might look to invest a proportion of their Primary Sport Premium, taking into consideration for example curriculum, PE, school sport and physical activity / healthy lifestyles. We have also created a support document that will help you go through the self review tool and process.

To view the tool please click here.

To view the support document click here.

YST & afPE have produced a template and guidance to help ‘Evidence the Impact’ the funding is having within your school.

To view the template and guidance click here


Please find below 3 guidance posters produced by Sport England, Youth Sport Trust, Association for Physical Education, UK Coaching and County Sports Partnership Network:

–        Primary School Physical Literacy Framework – click here to download

–        Effective Professional Learning – click here to download

–        The Employment and Deployment of Coaches – click here to download

These posters capture national advice and guidance, and include information to help your school maximise the investment and understand statutory obligations and minimum standards specifically around the delivery of PE and school sport.


Sport England have developed four films to promote best practice use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium. The films can be viewed by clicking on the links below:


 

National Governing Body Offers

National Governing Bodies – Support to Primary Schools

For primary schools that are looking to develop their school sport provision it is important to consider the opportunities/offers that have been developed by National Governing Bodies of Sport. As a result, Energize have developed a simple, easy to follow guide which clearly highlights the support that is available to primary schools. This includes where to purchase equipment, recommended resources to download and CPD to attend. Energize aim for this one stop shop to simplify the offers available from National Governing Bodies and therefore in turn support you to effectively utilise your Sport Premium.

Click here to view the guide.

 

Local Coaching Provider Offers

Energize are aware that a number of primary schools might be looking to employ a local coaching provider to support with the delivery of PE and School Sport. In order to support schools a Local Coaching Directory has been developed to provide primary schools with a list of local coaching providers that operate within Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. The document includes information such as the areas of the county they cover, the sports that each provider is qualified to deliver, and their standard hourly rate. Although Energize will not recommend or advise you to opt for a particular organisation, we would like to remind you to ensure that any coach you are looking to work with meets the minimum standards of coaching. This information is available on the Employment and Deployment of Coaches poster with further information available on the UK Coaching Coaching in Primary Schools portal.

There is also guidance available regarding the effective and sustainable use of coaches.

 

Primary School CPD Opportunities

CPD Aims and Objectives

Aim: To provide primary school professionals with high quality CPD opportunities for deliverers of KS1 and KS2 Curriculum PE and school sport.

Objectives:

  • To appropriately up skill and train delegates to improve PE curriculum and school sport delivery;
  • To provide delegates with practical resources that can be applied in curriculum and out of school hours;
  • To introduce new ideas and concepts that will enable delegates to confidently deliver a varied PE curriculum and out of school hours programme;
  • To offer a needs led CPD programme that addresses the gaps in expertise amongst primary school professionals across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

Upcoming Courses

Please click here for information or to book onto any upcoming CPD opportunities with Energize.

 


 

Other Useful Information

Please see below a number of useful documents to help you effectively utilise your PE & School Sports Premium.

 

Inspecting Primary School PE and School Sport

The latest update to Ofsted inspectors (June 2015) identifies that there will be an increased scrutiny on the use and impact of this funding in both PE and Sport.

Click here to view the full update

‘Implications for Physical Education’ within The Common Inspection Framework & School Inspection Handbook September 2015
Click here to view the document

 

Advice for Governors

Information and advice for School Governors regarding the Primary PE & School Sport Premium.

Click here to view the document

 

Effective use of the Primary Premium (AfPE, YST)

This article outlines exemplification to support schools in making judgements about to how to use their Physical Education and School Sport Premium funding to secure the maximum impact on children and young people.

Please click here to view

 

Safe Practice in PE and Sport

This resource provides information on health & safety in physical education, the most up-to-date legislation and demonstrates how to protect teachers, pupils and schools by building a safer future for young people in school sport.

Please click here for more information

Useful information related to Physical Activity

UK Active Kids Report: ‘Generation Inactive’

An analysis of the UK’s childhood inactivity epidemic and tangible solutions to get children moving. Click here to view the report.

 

Active Schools Report: A Practical guide for school leaders.

“Physical activity can positively impact everything educators are trying to achieve. When children move regularly in school, behaviour, attention, attendance and academic performance often improve.” To view the full report please click here.

 

The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment: a briefing for head teachers, governors and staff in education settings

This briefing provides a broad, succinct scope of the scientific evidence highlighting the link between health and wellbeing and educational attainment. It underlines the value for schools of promoting health and wellbeing as an integral part of a school effectiveness strategy, and highlights the important contribution of a whole-school approach. To view the full report please click here

 

Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing: A whole school and college approach

This document sets out key actions that headteachers and college principals can take to embed a whole school approach to promoting emotional health and wellbeing. To view the full document please click here

 

The Healthy Shropshire website

This website has lots of information and resources; from helping to understand the physical activity guidelines, Travel Shropshire which has information and events to help families get walking and cycling locally, Change4Life initiatives and links to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) resources. Click here to be directed to the website.

 

Walking & Cycle Routes for Telford & Wrekin

This website provides information about walking and cycling activities, routes and maps for the Telford & Wrekin area. Click here to be directed to the website.