#StayInWorkOut Weekly Update - Issue 13

#StayInWorkOut Weekly Update - Issue 13

With the summer term approaching its conclusion, with it bringing a close to the 2019/20 academic year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being a part of BPSS.

These ‘weekly update’ emails will revert to fortnightly updates starting from 24th July, just to keep you in the loop over the summer holidays, but without being a burden to you.

Once again, we thank you for being part of what we do here at BPSS and wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and safe summer.


Primary PE and Sport Premium to continue at £320 million for 2020/21

The news we have been waiting for is here! The Government has confirmed their continued investment in the PE Funding for another year.

For further information regarding the funding announcement please click here.

It was also confirmed that funding from the 2019/20 academic year that schools have been unable to use as a result of the coronavirus pandemic can be brought forward to use until March 2021.

The DfE has also published guidance regarding this current year’s funding, please click here.


DfE Guidance on the Full Opening of Schools in September

The Department for Education unveiled its plan for all pupils, in all year groups to return to school, full time, from the beginning of the autumn term. Please click here for more information.

Specific PESSPA related context in the above guidance includes the following extract:

Physical activity in schools

Schools have the flexibility to decide how physical education, sport and physical activity will be provided whilst following the measures in their system of controls. Pupils should be kept in consistent groups, sports equipment thoroughly cleaned between each use by different individual groups, and contact sports avoided.


Outdoor sports should be prioritised where possible, and large indoor spaces used where it is not, maximising distancing between pupils and paying scrupulous attention to cleaning and hygiene. This is particularly important in a sports setting because of the way in which people breathe during exercise. External facilities can also be used in line with government guidance for the use of, and travel to and from, those facilities


Schools should refer to the following advice:

·  guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation and guidance from Sport England for grassroot sport

·  advice from organisations such as the Association for Physical Education and the Youth Sport Trust


Schools are able to work with external coaches, clubs and organisations for curricular and extra-curricular activities where they are satisfied that this is safe to do so. Schools should consider carefully how such arrangements can operate within their wider protective measures.


Activities such as active miles, making break times and lessons active and encouraging active travel help enable pupils to be physically active while encouraging physical distancing.


London Youth Games Virtual Games (8th June – 3rd July)

The LYG Virtual Games has now concluded, following 13 challenges over 4 weeks. #TeamBarnet finished in 5th position on 361 points, just 2 points off 3rd place. Thank you to everyone that took part and represented the borough, we hope you enjoyed participating.

A massive well done to the following schools who submitted their results in week 4.

Primary; Church Hill, Foulds, Holly Park, Holy Trinity, Livingstone, Lyonsdown, Monkfrith, Northside, Parkfield, Queenswell Jnrs, St Agnes, Summerside and WessexGardens.

Secondary; Compton, East Barnet, Friern Barnet, Hendon, Henrietta Barnett, Mill Hill County, North London Grammar, Saracens High, St Andrew the Apostle, St Michael’s and Wren Academy


Support & Planning - Zoom Catch Up


It was great to catch up with some of our secondary schools last week. Please see links below to access the free YST resources which you may find helpful when planning for September onwards:

COVID-19 Response Ideas https://www.youthsporttrust.org/system/files/Secondary%20PE%20Response%20ideas.pdf

School Sport and Enrichment Response https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/YST_School%20Sport%20and%20Enrichment%20Response%20to%20COVID_V5.pdf

YST Principles for teaching PE https://www.youthsporttrust.org/system/files/YST%20Principles%20for%20teaching%20PE%20Covid%20response.pdf

The impact on children articlehttps://downloads.unicef.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Unicef-UK-Children-In-Lockdown-Coronavirus-Impacts-Snapshot.pdf

YST Returning to School Sport Framework: Document attached



Just a reminder of the next Primary PE Subject Leaders catch up.

Date: Wednesday 15th July

Times: 10:30am - 11:00am

Login: 406 570 4515                          

Password: BPSS

This will be an opportunity to catch up with each other, discuss your schools plans for PE, and share ideas. As well as discuss how BPSS can support you.

It will be an informal chat so please login and feel free to pop in and out if necessary.

Please let me know if you’re able to attend and if there is anything else you want to discuss during the call.


The FA Playmaker Course

This new entry-level football course for volunteers in the grassroots game open to anyone aged 14 or over. It’s completely free, all online and requires no previous football experience or qualifications to join.

For more information please click here.


UK Coaching free Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity courses and resourcesUK Coaching, their awarding body 1st4sport and partners, Mind and Sport England, are delighted to announce that the online course ‘Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity’ is now free to access until 31 August 2020 for the whole coaching community. Usually £18, the course, which on completion gives delegates three CIMSPA CPD points, is ideal for those involved in delivering coaching in a club, leisure centre or any other community sports and physical activity setting. Take this fantastic opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge, skills and confidence to better understand and support people living with mental health problems and support your own mental health in the process. To access the course and other free mental health resources click here


Basketball Online Courses

England Basketball have launched entry level courses online for refereeing, table officiating and statistics.

This courses require no prerequisites, with the recommended minimum age being 14 years old. 

To find out more information please click here.


Strava Challenge - London 2 Tokyo 

At the end of week 5 Team Barnet continued to lead on 5,553 miles, however Team Enfield have cut the lead back to just 63 miles. Whilst Team Waltham Forest are on 4,670 miles.In total our 61 members recorded 136 activities across the week, covering an impressive 1,062.1 miles in total. 755 miles were covered by bike and 306.1 on foot.Our current location is in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, having successfully crossed the North Sea and travelled through Holland, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and China (again).The finish line is within sight with only 384.8 miles to go. Come on Team, we can do this!


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