Barnet Partnership for School Sport

With pupils returning to school we wanted to show you how BPSS can support you with their Physical Literacy (mental, social, and physical wellbeing). Giving students the confidence, motivation, competence, understanding and personal responsibility to be physically active.

The CMO guidance states that ‘all children and young people take part in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.’ As set out in the Childhood Obesity Plan, at least 30 minutes should take place in schools, and the remaining 30 outside the school day, however only 38% of parents are aware of this target with 44% believing the target to be 30 minutes or less. Therefore, this is a team effort between teachers, parents/guardians, and the community.

The research among UK parents of children aged 18 and under found:

69% of parents believe that their children are less physically active now compared to a year ago, before the Coronavirus pandemic. Only 15% said their children’s activity levels had not changed and 12% thought their children were now more active.When asked about their children’s activity levels, almost 4 in 5 parents (79%) reported that their children were currently doing less than 60 minutes every day. Three in five (60%) say their children are active, but for 30 minutes or less. A further 11% say their children are currently doing no activity at all.Four in five parents (81%) now believe that schools should be ensuring that pupils are physically active for at least 30 minutes every day while in school, with similar numbers (78%) calling for schools to provide at least two hours per week of physical education to every pupil.

Read our latest newsletter to find out how we can support your school further with PE, School Sport, Daily Physical Activity & Physical Literacy....


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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Jo Eames, Strategic Manager [email protected]

Katie Bailey, SGO South & West [email protected]

Mark Betts, SGO East & Central [email protected]

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