During the busy SATs week last year we enjoyed parachute games including mindfulness activities with Y2 pupils and yoga and archery sessions.
Did you realise that even just being able to see a tree from a window has been scientifically proven to improve physical and mental wellbeing?
The new Ofsted ‘deep dive’ has been giving a few PE lead’s sleepless nights, last newsletter we signposted you to a blog on our website which gives a heads up of the questions asked during an inspection at another local school.
Pupils unable to participate within PE sessions are a persistent source of concern for us. For many teachers, finding purposeful roles for these children in PE lessons is another job on an ever growing list, and all too often non participants are encouraged to read or complete work related to other lessons.
One of the most frequently asked questions is about who can teach Physical Education, particularly in the primary school. A set of nationally recognised professional standards for those coaching children have been recently established by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) on behalf of Sport England
In September 2020, the Government will launch a series of regional pilots to trial innovative approaches to increasing activity levels within and outside school.
· The Department for Education (DfE) will provide £500,000 to “test new approaches to improve the strategic direction and delivery of PE and school sport through the use of teaching schools.”
What to do when PE is chosen for a Deep Dive!
It is unlikely that your school would have PE selected as a deep dive for you, but your headteacher and SLT will put this subject forward if it has been highlighted as a strength in your school! Don’t be afraid!