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Source: Durham University June 22

https://durhampsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jFaVxrJBiIwqHk

 

Physical activity can have a wide range of benefits, but participation in physical activity in school is lower for autistic students compared to non-autistic students. The project is looking to involve PE teachers and reflecting on their experiences of teaching autistic students in school. The research is being done by the Centre for Neurodiversity and Development at Durham University; they

Source: sportstartshere.com May 22

Free resources and football equipment provided with Monster Kickabout

 

Monster Kickabout is a nationwide Primary School football initiative from Sports Direct and Nike, created to encourage more children and young people to take up football, with free resources and football equipment provided to help teachers host a week of football fun.

Their goal is to help put the ALL back into football. They want ALL kids of ALL genders and ALL abilities to find their reas

Source: Youth Sport Trust 26.05.22

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/news/power-of-pe-good-school-experiences-have-generational-impact

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/research/pe-school-sport-the-annual-report-2022

 

New research from the Youth Sport Trust, conducted by YouGov, comes as the charity looks to National School Sport Week 20-26 June, when it will be championing a place for every child in sport and encouraging schools to focus on physical activity and sport env

Source: Activity Alliance 18.05.22

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/7191-new-inclusion-2024-education-hub-to-improve-future-pe-experiences

 

Teachers across England will have access to resources for inclusive PE through the Inclusion 2024 inclusive education hub. It is created in partnership by Activity Alliance, Youth Sport Trust and Department for Education. The aim of the hub is to support more teachers responsible for PE and school sport to engage more disabled students. The impact w

Source: Gov.uk 18.03.22

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a-level-playing-field-all-pupils-entitled-to-high-quality-pe

 

Ofsted has published its research review into Physical Education (PE), the latest in a series of reviews into different subjects across the curriculum. The review draws on a range of sources, to identify factors that can contribute to high-quality school PE curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and systems. This understanding of subject quality will be used to examine how PE is ta

Source: Sustrans 01.12.21

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2021/november/schools-programme-enables-eco-friendly-journeys/

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Sustran’s Active School Travel Programme in Northern Ireland has increased the number of children walking, wheeling and cycling to school, under a programmed funded by the Public Health Agency and the Department for Infrastructure

Schools’ officers worked with more than 200 schools to buck the worrying trend of most primary age schoo

Source: Association for physical activity 15.11.2021

https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/afpe-launches-innovative-pilot-placing-pe-at-the-heart-of-the-school-curriculum/

 

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) is set to deliver pilot in partnership with United Learning. The 18-month programme will see PE trialled as a core subject across a selection of the group’s primary and secondary academies.

Edward Timpson, Chair of the afPE Taskforce, has announced the launch of a new pilot

Source: Sport England 29.09.2021

https://www.sportengland.org/news/new-video-pe-classes-teenage-girls

 

 A new video-on-demand platform is hoping to inspire teenage girls to get active through fun PE lessons. This Girl Can’s Studio You launches today and aims to increase the number of teenage girls meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guideline level of physical activity for their age.

Currently 57% of girls aged 13-16 are not meeting the guidelines, with a 52.9% citing a lack of confidence and 5

Source: NHS 08.05.21

http:/https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/05/more-than-a-million-children-given-access-to-nhs-mental-health-support-at-school//

More than a million children and young people will have access to mental health support at school, as the NHS rapidly expands services to help deal with the huge disruption caused by coronavirus and lockdown.

From this year, teams of experts are offering support to children experiencing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues.

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This Blueprint has been designed to complement existing national and local capital investment schemes, initiatives like the Sports Facilities Capital Loan Scheme and the All Wales Artificial Turf Pitch Vision and Guidance. The intention is to provide a point of reference and support, to help inform responsible and sustainable decisionmaking on the design, provision and maintenance of sport and recreation facilities. The Sport and active recreation facilities that can provide those opportunities
Schools in Gloucestershire at set to fling their doors open and allow people to use their sports facilities. County schools will receive a share of a £1.6million funding boost to allow them to make better use of their sports halls or pitches. Source: https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/how-youll-able-use-sports-3781857 (January 2020)