Primary Weekly Update - 31.03.21

BPSS Roadshow Festival

A reminder that if you have yet to book your school in for the BPSS Roadshow Festival, there is still time, however spaces are filling up quickly.

The festivals will entail BPSS staff visiting your school and running a mixture of activity stations on your school playground/field. BPSS will ensure all BPSS Roadshow Festivals are Covid secure by following strict government guidance and adhering to each schools individual policy.

Please note this opportunity is currently only available to buy-in schools. For more information, please click here



KS1 Virtual Skipping Challenge – Summer Schedule

The Year 2 and Year 1 Virtual Skipping Challenges are set to run next term, either side of half term. The results from these two year groups will be added together to determine the overall KS1 competition. Full details were sent on Tuesday.

Please see the below table confirming the start and end date for each year group, further details can be found on the BPSS website

Year Group:          Start Date:          End Date:

    Year 2                 19th April             28th May

    Year 1                  7th June             14th July



Resources for Parents/Guardians

To access the latest resource to share with your community please click here



#SchoolSelfieChallenge – Launching 19th April

Following a short break since completing the #BarnetTwinTowns challenge, we are back with a new challenge next term.

What better way to reconnect with our community than to visit as many schools as possible and take a socially distanced selfie outside the main entrance. Simply post a selfie on Strava or if you would prefer email it over and at the end of the challenge we hope to create a wonderful collage. Don’t worry if you are a little camera shy, you don’t have to feature in the photo if you would prefer not to. The only rule is that you must have travelled to the location either on foot or by bike.

Any member of staff is welcome to join the Barnet Strava Club, if you already have the fitness app simply click ‘request to join’. If you don’t have an account you can create one for free here. Once you have requested to join, please drop your SGO an email so they can verify your request. 

Whilst primarily targeted towards your school staff, there is also an opportunity for you to introduce this challenge to your wider school community. Various resources will be made available here by the start of the challenge.



Latest Government Guidance

The government has updated the guidance on when fixtures between schools can take place. Outdoor fixtures can take place from Monday 29th March. Indoor fixtures no earlier than 12th April subject to further confirmation.

For full details please click here.



Primary PE Subject Leaders Meeting – Booking Now

A reminder that the Summer PESL meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday 6th May. There will be a morning (09.30-11.30am) and afternoon (3.45-5.30pm) session available, please note the afternoon is a repeat of the morning. Both sessions will be delivered remotely by BPSI Consultant Kim Henderson and will aim to address the following;


1. Transitioning back into school - what should / could our PE curriculum look like for the summer term and beyond?

2. Swimming - what about the children who have missed out potentially on their swimming programme

3. Building physical and emotional resilience through PE

4. Making the link between PE and new PSHE / RHE curriculum an effective partnership

5. Making the best use of our PE Premium 6. Addressing issues, questions, concerns and sharing practice

To book onto the morning session please click here and to book onto the afternoon session please click here.



Level 4 Qualification in Supporting Pupils’ Wellbeing Through Physical Education

This nationally recognised qualification enables delegates to become specialists in supporting the emotional and social wellbeing of pupils through physical education.

This qualification is open to teachers with QTS involved in the teaching of physical education. The qualification has been designed to be delivered by either face-to-face study or blended learning, making use of virtual channels for knowledge acquisition supported by traditional assessment.

Click here for more information, including content, delegate/pupil outcomes and prices.

Kim Henderson will be delivering this course in Enfield, for more details or to book, please click here



Apprentice – Wage Incentive Extended

The Government have extended the wage incentive for employers until the end of September 2021. This means that schools employing a new apprentice can claim between £4,000 (16-18 yrs) and £3,000 (19+ yrs).

There are many great benefits to employing an apprentice at your school, please see the attached flyer for more details.

For further information or to register your interest, please do not hesitate to contact us.


First Pitch – Major League Baseball Programme

We are delighted to announce we will be piloting the new First Pitch programme having received interest from the following schools; Brunswick Park, Churchill, GSJS, Northside, St Anthony’s for Girls, St Theresa’s, Summerside, Underhill, Whitings Hill and Woodridge.

Further details will be sent directly to those schools listed.



School Swimming – Bookings Open

A reminder that Better, who operate a variety of public leisure centres in Barnet, are now taking bookings for the Summer term and enquiries for the 2021/22 academic year. To find your nearest facility, please click here.

To enable them to create a safe environment and maximise pool space, they will be offering COVID secure intensive school swimming model for the Summer term. The programme will be delivered over a 2 week period, with classes attending for an hour a day. This will ensure pupils receive an intensive learning experience with consistent teachers for 10 hours.

For more information or to book, please click here


Sporting Futures Training (PE).pdf 30/03/2021 1.2 MB


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