Weekly Wednesday Update - 04.11.20

BPSS News…


BPSS Virtual Schools League

The BPSS Virtual Schools League took a break the week prior to half term, as focus shifted to the LYG Virtual Games Cross Country event. 

Thank you to all those schools that have participated in the BPSS Virtual Schools League so far and congratulations to leading schools after the first three competitions;

KS1 – Wessex Gardens

KS1 SEND  – Wessex Gardens

KS2 – Monkfrith

KS2 SEND – Monkfrith

KS3 – Wren Academy

KS3 SEND – Wren Academy

KS4 – Wren Academy

KS4 SEND – Wren Academy             

A reminder that the deadline to submit your results for Badminton has now been extended to Friday 13th November, 5pm.


Year 6 Virtual Skipping Challenge

Thank you to the 17 schools that took part in the Year 6 challenge during autumn term 1. This challenge saw 157 entries @ interschool (Level 2) competition.

Congratulations to the individual winners who will each receive a well-deserved medal:

1st    Dillon (Monkfrith)   ..........   144 jumps

2nd    Eliza (Osidge)   ..........   140 jumps

3rd     Jack   (Monkfrith)   ..........   130 jumps

Congratulates also to the following schools who accumulated the most points and subsequently sit top of the leaderboard after the first challenge;

1st    Osidge   -   total 1152

2nd   Monkfrith   -   total 1071

3rd   St Catherine’s   -   total 976

All 157 individual results and combined school results can now be viewed on the BPSS website by clicking here.

The Year 5 Virtual Skipping Challenge, attached, is now live. The deadline to submit your top 10 results is Friday 11th December. Any scores received after the deadline will sadly not count.


744 Hour Strava Challenge

Over the previous two weeks our 65 members recorded 134 hours and 18 minutes of physical activity, from 157 logged activities. 54hrs & 16mins were covered by bike, 75hrs & 47mins on foot and 4hrs 15mins swum. 

With five weeks passed, Team Barnet have amassed a staggering 326hrs & 8mins of physical activity so far.

It’s not too late to join, simply click here and drop us a quick email once they have requested to join so we can verify your request. Any member of staff working within a Barnet school is also welcome to join too, please spread the word.


News from our Partners…


LYG Virtual Games – Cross Country

A reminder that the deadline to submit your school participation data is 5pm tomorrow, spreadsheet attached. Thank you to Livingstone, St Theresa’s and Summerside for submitting theirs already. All pupils from Year 3 to Year 11 have the opportunity to represent Barnet in this competition. The aim of the competition is to get as many young people running and representing their borough as possible. Have a look at the suggested race guidelines here, we'd love to see you get involved! 


Updated Primary PE and Sport Premium Guidance, Grant Conditions and New Top Tips

The Department for Education has recently published updated guidance for schools in relation to the Primary PE and sport premium for the 2020-21 academic year. New grant conditions have also been unveiled.

In addition, a new '7 Top Tips for spending the Primary PE and sport premium' document has been created to give schools some ideas on effective and sustainable use of the funding.

Click on the links below to download the following documents:


Newly Updated: Primary PE and Sport Premium Website Reporting Template

A newly updated template to support schools with the reporting of their Primary PE and sport premium funding has been published today.  

Maintained schools, including those that convert to academies, MUST publish, on their website, information about their effective and sustainable use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding. The reporting deadline for this current academic year is 31st July 2021 but we strongly recommend that you update it regularly.  

Please Note: Due to disruption caused by Covid-19 the Department for Education (DfE) has given permission for schools to ‘carry over’ any underspend from the academic year 2019/20 into this year 2020/21, but this must be spent and reported on by 31st March 2021.

Schools must publish the amount of Primary PE and sport premium received for this year 2020/21; a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent); what impact the school has seen on pupils’ Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity, participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future.  

Head Teachers, Subject Leaders and Governors will be able to use this simple reporting mechanism to ensure they are grant compliant in demonstrating effective use of the grant to achieve a sustainable impact.  

Click here to download a PDF copy of the template.

Click here to view the 5 Key Indicators Poster.


afPE London Region - Trampolining Courses

The following trampolining courses are being organised by the afPE London Region:

British Gymnastics Physical Education Teachers’ Trampoline Award Part 1, 14th & 15th November 2020 in Wandsworth

British Gymnastics PE Teachers' Trampoline Award Part 1, 28th & 29th November 2020 in East Dulwich

British Gymnastics Physical Education Teachers’ Trampoline Refresher Course,  12th December 2020 in North London


MCC Boys Cricket Foundation Hub (Years 7-10)

An exciting initiative for passionate cricketers who you believe have the skills, passion and desire to benefit from high quality intensive training. Please recommend this free opportunity to any students you feel would be interested.

To be eligible for a MCCF Hub, players must:

  • Attend a state secondary school
  • Be in Years 7-10 this school year
  • Not currently selected as part of an age group County programme.

For more information please see the attached flyer and to register please click here.


Our Parks – Free Fitness Sessions at Montrose Playing Fields

As part of the physical activity intervention in the newly refurbished Montrose Playing Fields, Our Parks will be delivering free fitness sessions. The programme will run for one year, with the aim to inspire and enable residents to lead more active and healthier lifestyles.

Please see the attached flyer for further details.


Highgate Cricket Club

Highgate CC are keen to expand their schools Cricket delivery in the 2020/21 academic year, with the potential to deliver dynamic, fun and inclusive Cricket sessions for children of all ages in Barnet. 

Director of Cricket, Johan de Silva, would be keen to have a chat with schools to discuss any requirements they may have, so for more information please contact him directly [email protected] or 07481 622191.


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