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PE Networks

The PE Network meetings are for PE Subject Leaders in Primary Schools across the county, designed to share good practice, respond to requests for future professional development and provide free independent advice and updates on national programmes and directives.

Examples of discussions include, effective use of the Sport and PE funding, guidance on the use of coaches in school and further information on regional and national updates.

PE Network Meetings

The start of the 2021 - 2022 academic year has seen the re-introduction of PE Network meetings in several localities following an extended period without, due to Covid-19. These have been a mixture of virtual and face to face meetings to bring together PE leads in each locality to support the delivery of PE and School Sport. 

Covid-19 PE and School Sport Guidance

This is all the latest guidance around PE and School Sport collated into one place for ease of access:

Association For PE - Health and Safety Update - Changing Rooms (September 2021)

Government - Physical Activity in Schools (September 2021)

Government - Physical Activity in Further Education (September 2021)

Youth Sport Trust - Covid-19 Return to School Guidance

Practical Ideas for Social Distancing PE

This session was delivered by the Wright Sport Services team, local coaches with lots of experience of working in schools and the community both before and during the Covid-19 crisis. The recording can be seen below and the chat log can be seen >>here

Chris Wright and his team have produced session outlines for the ideas they shared, click on the titles to download:

Warm Up

Tennis Lesson

Gymnastics Lesson

Cricket Lesson

As well as resources available from National Governing Bodies of Sport:

Rugbygolf Rules

Primary Endurance Poster

5 Star 5 Steps Scorecard


Ofsted's 3 I's in PE and Website Reporting

This session was delivered twice by Lesley Minervini following on from the interest in this subject schools had at the Spring term meetings.

In this session Lesley and the attendees shared a lot of resources PE Subject Leads and schools may find useful, here are links to websites or where you can find more information.

There is a dedicated section of this website for completing the end of year web report for the Primary PE and School Sport Premium >>here

Schemes of Work / Trackers

Cambridge Scheme of Work Howard Todd has worked with Cambridge and also has a PE Activity Tracker developed with Cumbrian teachers, you can contact him by email for more information:

Complete PE 

Lancashire Grid for Learning

Chris Quigley 

IPE Planner - Several schools in Cumbria use this, if you contact them let them know Becky Underwood sent you as you may get a discount

Vanessa Foster - Gymnastics progression training / demonstration

Teacher CPD

Rising Stars Champions

Smart Moves

Chris Wright's Chance Camp - see video above - local coaches. Others available through the Community Offers page.

Active Cumbria can also support schools with CPD for PE and School Sport - contact us.

Cognitive Science

Make it Stick - Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel

Learning Scientists

The Science of Learning - Bradley Busch and Edward Watson

Why Don’t Students Like School – Daniel Willingham

Other Useful Resources

The Magic Acedemy

My Hidden Chimp - Steve Peter's author of The Chimp Paradox