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afPE Accredited Support Programme in Primary PE and School Sport

January 14, 2018

First Step Physical Education are excited to share our brand new CPD programme with you, called PECS (PE Curriculum Support)! As the only programme of its kind to be accredited with the prestigious afPE professional development kitemark, it gives schools a reliable way to use their premium to create sustainable results and easily evidence those results […]

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New Reporting Template for the Primary PE and Sport Premium

October 22, 2017

Association for Physical Education Update: The Department for Education commissioned the Association for Physical Education and the Youth Sport Trust to create a national template which has been newly updated, to include swimming data. Head teachers, Governors and Subject Leaders will be able to use this simple reporting mechanism to ensure they are compliant. The Newly revised template support schools with […]

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Active Numeracy & Literacy – Support progress and attainment across the whole school

October 16, 2017

We are pleased to bring our new ACTIVE NUMERACY & ACTIVE LITERACY programme to primary schools. The active programme supports progress and attainment across the whole school, and raises aspirations to narrow the learning gap. Developed by teachers and First Step PE, the new programme takes an active approach to learning the fundamentals while enriching […]

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Primary PE & School Sport Conference

August 21, 2017

Physical Education: Whole School Improvement Strategy Hosted by Brian Stillings – Primary Improvement Adviser   As part of our support for primary schools around the School Sport Premium we are holding a conference to provide primary schools SLT, PE coordinators and bursars in Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire information and subject knowledge around the PE […]

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Out-of-school activities improve academic performance

August 21, 2017

Looking for ways to improve pupils academic performance while also offering vital social and emotional development time? Recent research released by the Nuffield Foundation in conjunction with NatCen Social Research Institute, Newcastle University and ASK Research may well be the answer you’re looking for. The study set out to access how the impact that participation […]

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DfE Outline Formula for Allocating the Doubled Primary PE & Sport Premium

July 29, 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced some changes to the Primary PE & Sport Premium pages on the Gov.uk website to reflect recent ministerial decisions on the allocation formula for the doubled Primary PE & Sport Premium. The high level changes are that from September 2017: Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per […]

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Primary PE & Sport Premium – Funding Update

April 27, 2017

**IMPORTANT PRESS RELEASE FROM AfPE RE THE STATUS AND FUNDING OF THE PRIMARY PE AND SPORT PREMIUM** Following the Government’s announcement that there will be a General Election on June 8th, the Association for Physical Education (afPE) has received enquiries from members, Business Associates and colleagues surrounding the status and funding of the Primary PE […]

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National School Sport Week: 26th-30th June 2017

April 26, 2017

First Step PE Springs into Summer Summer term is here, and as you all prepare lesson plans, resources and teaching topics we’ve spent the Easter holidays here at First Step PE preparing our summer timetable. Many schools come to view sports days, themed activity weeks and clubs with trepidation. Organisational and logistical issues, a lack of […]

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PRIMARY PE & SPORT PREMIUM 2017

March 22, 2017

afPE’s CEO, Sue Wilkinson MBE talks about the doubling of the Primary PE & Sport Premium and comments on the £415 million Healthy Pupils Capital Programme which DfE announced on 28th February. Primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges will be able to bid for this new funding to pay for facilities to support […]

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Start the day as you mean to go on!

March 4, 2017

Getting the right start in anything from an Olympic 100m sprint to building a piece of Ikea furniture is key to achieving success. Thanks to our morning fitness incentive that’s exactly what your pupils can get for their school day. Motivate their mornings by booking in our coaches to deliver 30 minutes’ of exercise/activity that […]

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