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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afPE Accredited Support Programme in Primary PE and School Sport

April 18, 2017

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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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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Out-of-school activities improve academic performance

March 12, 2017

Looking for ways to improve students’ 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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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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Play Maker Award – Developing Leadership Skills in Children!

September 26, 2016

What is the PlayMaker Award? The PlayMaker Award is a great introduction into leadership giving learners knowledge of how to organise small games and activities that can be used during curricular and extra-curricular time, lunchtimes, breaks, as well as in sports clubs outside school hours. The award aims to help learners develop leadership skills such […]

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Tip of the Month

April 21, 2016

The PE and Sport Premium is a huge asset, providing the additional funding and resources to help primary schools tackle the challenge of developing and improving the quality of their sports offering. As part of the funding, your school has to demonstrate the impact of the improvements you’ve made with the funding in a report […]

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First Step Sports Academies

February 3, 2016

Offer your pupils something extra this summer and launch your very own Sports Academy with First Step Physical Education. Our academies are open for all ages to attend, offering them opportunity to take part in a variety of specialist sport and dance sessions all year round in a fun, safe and rewarding environment while also […]

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Best Autumn Term Ever!

February 2, 2016

The numbers have been crunched, the i’s have been dotted and the t’s crossed and we’re proud to say that Autumn 2015 was one of the best Autumn terms ever recorded in First Step Physical Educations history! Based on your survey results from last term we’re proud to say that our Overall Service score finished […]

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