Primary PE and School Sport

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE?

In Nottinghamshire, we are determined to develop children's enjoyment of Physical Education, sport and physical activity from an early age.

With this in mind, we have developed a range of tools, resources and training courses to help improve the standards of teaching and learning and to meet the needs of all children across the city and the county. 

HIGH QUALITY PE, SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS CRITICAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR WHOLE SCHOOL:

Evidence shows that healthy active children achieve more. PE, sport and physical activity: 

• Improves physical health
• Improves mental health
• Improves levels of cognition and educational attainment
• Improves future employment prospects
• Reduces anti-social behaviour, improves attendance and behaviour
• Improves social cohesion

For the first time, the ‘Game of Life’, compiled by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, brings together all the best evidence to support these claims. To access the full report, please click here. 

Visit the Sport England website to view their exclusive film on using PE and Sport as a tool for whole school improvement, by clicking here. 

Available on download on the right hand side of this page is a short (2 side) guide for Head Teachers. We have also developed a resources section providing a comprehensive selection of resources from national and local partners. To access this page click here. 

Sport Nottinghamshire in partnership with area School Games Organisers (SGOs) offer a comprehenshive range of continuous professional development (CPD) programmes for all primary schools in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. CPD for all teachers, in particular subject leads for PE should be at the forefront of Head Teachers considerations when deciding how to spend the funding allocated to their school, as it ensures quality of delivery and sustainability for the future.  To view all of our CPD programmes please visit our Primary School PE and Sport CPD pages.

A NEW CULTURE OF SPORT TO INSPIRE AND COACH EVERY CHILD

London 2012 gave Britain a once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire a nation to enjoy sport and the Government wants to embed that into the school day from an early age. This significant continued funding aims to improve the quality of provision in every state primary school in England.This means:

  • A lump sum for each school, with a per-pupil top-up. A typical primary school with 250 primary aged pupils would receive £9,250 per year.
  • ‘Ring-fenced’ funding – only to be spent on PE and sport – will go directly into the hands of head teachers who will decide what is best for their children’s needs. This could vary from specialist coaching and teacher training to dedicated sports programmes, Change4Life sport clubs and support for after-school or weekend competitions.
  • A greater role for Britain’s best sporting and voluntary organisations,including National Governing Bodies who will increase the specialist coaching and skills development on offer for primary schools.
  • Tougher assessment of PE and sport provision via Ofsted to ensure the funding is bringing the maximum benefit for all pupils, with schools held to account for how they spend the money.
  • Sport England investing £1.5 million a year of lottery funding through the County Sport partnerships to help Primary Schools link up with local sports coaches, clubs and sports governing bodies.
  • New provision as part of initial teacher training to produce a cadre of primary teachers with a particular specialism in PE.