Weekly Wednesday Update - 18.11.20

BPSS News…


BPSS Virtual Schools League

We hope your students enjoyed participating in Badminton over the previous two last weeks, through the virtual challenges, personal best challenges and leadership packs. A full breakdown of results will be sent tomorrow. Thank you to all those schools that took part and congratulations to the following winning schools;

KS1 – Wessex Gardens

KS1 SEND – Holy Trinity               

KS2 – Holy Trinity, Livingston, Monkfrith & Wessex Gardens

KS2 SEND – Wessex Gardens

KS3 – Wren Academy

KS3 SEND – Wren Academy

KS4 – Wren Academy

KS4 SEND – Wren Academy         

A reminder that the deadline to submit your results for Netball is Friday 27th November, 5pm.


Support & Planning - Zoom Catch Up

A reminder that we have organised separate Zoom meetings for both Primary PE Subject Leaders and Secondary HODs.

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


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 absolutely smashed it this week, logging the most activities and hours by some distance.

In total our 65 members recorded 91 hours and 40 minutes of physical activity across the week, from 124 logged activities. 42hrs & 17mins were covered by bike, 49hrs & 5mins on foot and 18mins swum. 

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…



YST After School Sport Club

The Youth Sport Trust are delivering a free virtual after school club as part of a national response to the second lockdown. The 30 minute club will take place at 5pm each weekday and be led by a different member of the YST’s athlete mentor network.

Aimed mainly at primary aged children, a differed theme has been assigned for each day of the club; Adventure Monday, Tuesday Play, Wild Wednesday, Thinking Thursday and Fun Friday. The YST hope that this will provide support, capacity and inspiration to the School Games network and sit alongside the other great work and offers that are available for schools, children and young people to engage in.

For more information please click here and to access the YST YouTube page please click here.



Primary PE and Sport Premium – Webinar Recording

On 30th October the Department for Education published new guidance and grant conditions for the Primary PE and Sport Premium which we covered in our Weekly Wednesday Update on 4th November. In addition, a new Top Tips document was unveiled along with an updated version of the website reporting template to support schools with evidencing the impact of their premium funding.

To support schools, on 11th November afPE staged a free webinar for their members covering topics including;

  • Orientation on the updated 2020/21 Website Reporting Template
  • Additional FAQs
  • 7 top tips

To watch a recording of this webinar please click here.



Nike x LYG Virtual Cross Country (21st November-6th December)

This virtual event is designed to keep you active during lockdown. Run your distance and submit your time to score points for your borough. The event is open to all young Londoners to compete across four age groups: U11, U13, U15 and U17. Points are scored for participation and performance. 

Participants who upload proof of time over their set distance will be entered into a leaderboard for their age group. The winning borough and leaderboards for each age group will be announced after the competition’s closing date. Make sure you read our Safety Guidance before setting out on your run. For more information please click here. Please also find attached a flyer to promote the event.

Vacancy - Teacher of Physical Education NQT

Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School are seeking a well-qualified and engaging PE NQT with QTS, able to teach all Key Stages from 3-5, to start in January 2021. For further details and to apply please click here.


Nike x LYG Participation Flyer.pdf 17/11/2020 59.1 KB


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