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Increased funding for PE & school sport   Increased funding for PE & school sport  
       
   

Presenting his Budget to Parliament the Chancellor confirmed he will double the dedicated funding for sport in primary schools, paid for by a levy on sugary drinks.

As from September 2017 the existing Primary PE and Sport Premium for primary schools will increase from £160m a year to £320m paid for by the new ‘sugar tax’.

A further £285 million a year will be released to allow 25% of secondary schools to opt in to a longer school day, so that they can offer a wider range of activities for pupils, including additional sporting activities. This again will come into effect as from September 2017.

Both measures provide further evidence of the importance the Government is placing on the need for improved health and wellbeing amongst children and young people.

Here at North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership we whole-heartedly welcome the announcement as we continue to support local schools to promote excellence and lifelong participation in health promoting activity.

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  NOSSP mentors and coaches ‘Making a difference!’ NOSSP mentors and coaches ‘Making a difference!’  
       
 

A recent survey of partner Primary Schools confirmed the significant difference that North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership is making to the lives of local children.  The survey focused on the impact of our Primary PE Mentors and specialist Sports Coaches who work alongside primary teachers on a weekly basis.

100% of Headteachers and PE subject leaders who responded reported that Mentors had improved the knowledge, skills, confidence and competence of their teachers, enabling them to regularly plan and deliver well-structured and effective lessons, that achieved good to outstanding learning and progress in PE.  A similar number said that their PE curriculums and approaches to teaching and learning were now more inclusive as a consequence of the support.

Schools receiving support from our specialist Coaches said that they had regularly demonstrated and modelled well-structured and age appropriate sessions showing good skill progression.  As a result teachers are now more able to adopt a physical literacy approach to their teaching, achieving high quality outcomes for their children.

To read a full survey summary please click here.

A sample of comments received:

‘Teachers who used to hate P.E now love it thanks to our mentor.  Consequently more P.E is taking place across the school.’

‘Lesson planning is more comprehensive and appropriate.’

‘The mentor has supported our new PE subject leader to make an excellent start in her role.’

‘Mentor support has helped to upskill our staff and ultimately helped to make PE teaching and learning at our school reach higher standards.’

‘ALL our teachers have learnt so much in a short space of time and gained great confidence.’

‘The mentoring programme has not only supported staff in the planning and delivery of PE, but increased teachers’ confidence and enjoyment of the subject.’

 ‘With support from our mentor, the PE coordinator has been able to develop and monitor high quality PE in the school, provide assistance and resources for staff and make others aware of the cross curricular benefits of PE.’

‘Our PE lessons are so much better than they were because of this programme.’

‘They have given staff the confidence to have a go and develop good quality lessons.’

‘Team-teaching, modelling and planning with our mentor has ‘upskilled’ teachers and has benefitted the children hugely.’

   
A celebration of Change4Life   A celebration of Change4Life  
       
   

Over 70 children from our network of primary Change4Life clubs gathered at Blessed George Napier School today for a morning of fun, frolics and friendship!

After a whole group warm up led by three Change4Life Champions from Christopher Rawlins Primary School, the children embarked on a circuit of seated volleyball, archery, tag games, relay noughts and crosses and a selection of games from the ‘flight’ bag.

Following 90 minutes of non-stop exercise the children assembled one final time to say a big thank you to their Change4Life club deliverers and to congratulate one-another through the awarding of Spirit of the Games stickers.

“Awesome, I’m super tired but I loved it!  (Grange Change4Life Club member)

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