Weekly Wednesday Update - 11.11.20

BPSS News…


BPSS Virtual Schools League

A reminder that the deadline to submit your results for Badminton is 5pm Friday (13th November).

The schedule for the remaining autumn term competitions are;

Badminton: 2nd – 13th November

Netball: 16th – 27th November

New Age Kurling: 30th November – 11th December


Support & Planning - Zoom Catch Up

Katie and I have organised separate Zoom meetings for both Primary PE Subject Leaders and Secondary HODs. If you’re unavailable to join the East & Central meeting, please feel free to join Katie’s.

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.

Primary – South & West (with Katie)

Date: Tuesday 17th November

Times: 15:45 - 16:15

Login: 751 9280 2506                        

Password: BPSS


Primary – East & Central (with Mark)

Date: Thursday 19th November

Times: 15:45 - 16:15

Login: 406 570 4515                          

Password: BPSS


Secondary – South & West (with Katie)

Date: Tuesday 24th November

Times: 15:45 - 16:15

Login: 776 2581 8544

Password: BPSS


Secondary – East & Central (with Mark)

Date: Thursday 26th November

Times: 15:45 - 16:15

Login: 406 570 4515

Password: BPSS


744 Hour Strava Challenge

Team Barnet had their busiest week yet, recording 84 hours and 23 minutes of physical activity across the week, from 98 logged activities. 39hrs & 9mins were covered by bike, 44hrs & 3mins on foot and 1hrs 11mins swum. 

Team Barnet have now passed the halfway mark, having completed 410hrs & 31mins of physical activity. Only 333hrs & 29mins left to go! Can we complete the challenge before the end of term?

If you would like to join please 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 feel free to spread the word.

News from our Partners…


New National Restrictions – impact on PESSPA

We have identified guidance from GOV.UK which applies to PE, School Sport and Physical Activity during the period of 5th November – 2nd December (inc). The full report is

available to read here, alternatively please click here to review advice specifically in the context of  PESSPA on our website.


School Games Mark 2020/21 – Update

Due to the current pandemic, Youth Sport Trust have decided to make amendments for this year’s School Games Mark.

For the academic year 2020/21, the SGM Framework will be positioned as a self-review tool to support schools and other educational establishments to reflect on their involvement in the School Games, in light of the country’s ongoing plight with COVID-19.

All schools will find out more about the new framework in the next School Games Update today (11 November). In the meantime, please find the 2020/21 SGM information sheet attached.


LYG Virtual Games – Cross Country

A massive thank you to Garden Suburb Jnrs, Livingstone, Moss Hall Jnrs, Parkfield, St Theresa’s, Summerside and Wessex Gardens for representing Barnet in the first LYG Virtual Games event this term. A staggering 1,313 pupils participated across the seven schools. We will discover where Barnet finishes amongst the other 32 London Boroughs on 11th December.


LYG Virtual Games – Biathlon, Dance & Sportshall Athletics

Last Friday we sent information regarding three LYG Virtual Games events. These events are separate to the BPSS Virtual Schools League competition and are open to all schools to participate, regardless of whether you have bought into Barnet Partnership for School Sport. Please submit all entries directly to me by Friday 11th December, 5pm.                       

Sportshall Athletics (Year 3-8)

Top scoring school team for each of the following competitions will be put forward as the borough’s representatives, Year 3&4, Year 5&6, Year 7 Girls, Year 7 Boys, Year 8 Girls and Year 8 Boys.

Please click here to access the rules and supporting documents for each age group.

Please complete the attached Sportshall Athletics Results Spreadsheet for each separate competition entered and return prior to the deadline.


Dance (Year 3-11)

Top scoring school team for each of the following competitions will be put forward as the borough’s representatives, Primary (KS2), Secondary (KS3&4) and Inclusive Dance*

*There are 3 categories within the Inclusive Virtual Dance competition; SEN, Inclusive Primary and Inclusive Secondary

Please click here to access the rules and supporting documents for each competition.

Please submit your video, along with the attached Dance Participation Form for each separate competition entered prior to the deadline.


Biathlon (Year 3-11)

Aim to get as many SEND schools/young people in the borough taking part. There is no strict format to this virtual event. Schools can adapt and complete the suggested format as they choose to. The borough with the highest number of participants will be awarded as the first ever London School Games Biathlon Champions.

Please click here to access the suggested format and supporting documents.

Please complete the attached Biathlon Participation Form and return prior to the deadline.


National Schools Badminton Secondary Championships – Deadline Reminder

Badminton England are planning to run the national rounds in February. BPSS will hopefully (Government Guidance allowing) run a Girls (KS3 and KS4) and Boys (KS3 and KS4) competition in January. It is likely to be on a smaller scale with only one A team entry per school, per key stage.                                    

If you are looking to attend our Borough round you must sign up on the Badminton England website by clicking here, deadline 20th November.

Message from Badminton England:

Key Changes for the new season include: 

Due to the effects of Covid-19, we have been forced to postpone the start of competitive fixtures until January 2021. Therefore, the competition deadlines are a bit tighter than usual:

  • Entries open: September
  • Entries close: 20th November
  • First round deadline: 12th February
  • County round deadline: 26th March
  • Regional round deadline: 7th May
  • NSC Finals: 29th & 30th May


FREE ParaDance Schools Project

Para Dance UK and Alexandra Palace are very pleased to announce details of their super exciting project. Please see attached for project details.

If you are interested in taking part or have any queries, please contact Selina directly on [email protected] or 020 3002 5102.


SGM-Framework-2020-21-Flyer 10/11/2020 280.3 KB
LYG2021_SHA_Extended_Results_Spreadsheet 10/11/2020 5.6 MB
LYG Dance Participation Form 10/11/2020 64.5 KB
LYG Biathlon Participation Form 10/11/2020 88.5 KB


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