Schools

Helping young people to live active lives is critical to creating a happier, healthier and more prosperous London.

We are committed to ensuring that young people have the best opportunity to form a positive physical activity habit for life. 

Working with schools, colleges, policymakers, local authorities, teachers and anyone supporting young people, our role is to advise, inform and create positive change.


Covid-19 Support:

See our #StayInWorkOut resource or contact us here.

Additional support and resources are also available via Youth Sport Trust and the Association for PE.


Find out more about our work with:


Early Years Guidance (CMO guidelines)

We endorse the national physical activity guidelines for under 5s. The 2019 Chief Medical Officer Guidelines consider three developmental stages and age groups:

Infants (less than 1 year), Toddlers (1-2 years) and Pre-Schoolers (3-4 years).


Infants

Infants should be physically active several times every day in a variety of ways, including interactive floor-based activity e.g. crawling

For infants not yet mobile, this includes at least 30 minutes of tummy time throughout the day while awake (and other movements such as reaching and grasping, pushing and pulling themselves independently, or rolling over); more is better.


Toddlers

Toddlers should spend at least 180 minutes (3 hours) per day in a variety of physical activities spread throughout the day, including active and outdoor play.


Pre-schoolers

Pre-schoolers should spend at least 180 minutes (3 hours) per day in a variety of physical activities spread throughout the day, including active and outdoor play.

We work with the Greater London Authority in promoting the Healthy Early YearsFind out more here.



Primary Schools

Primary PE and Sport Premium – improving the quality of sport

The Physical Education (PE) and Sport Premium provides funding for primary schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement across the following 5 key indicators:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – The Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that children aged 5-16 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day across the week, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.

Schools must publish information about their use of the Primary PE and School Premium by July 31, 2020.

They should publish the amount of received; a full breakdown of how it’s been spent; the impact on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment; and how the improvements will be sustainable.

Schools should also consider how their use of the premium is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.

Primary PE and Sport Premium resources:


School Sport Suppliers

With a vast range of organisations offering physical activity and sport services to London’s schools it can be time consuming for teachers to be able to use their funding in the best way.

We’ve made this easier by creating the first ever School Sport Suppliers Hub, where anyone can search for suppliers in just a few clicks.

To visit the Hub click here



Secondary Schools Support

Free training is now on offer to teachers in every secondary school to help foster a more positive attitude to PE.

Training is offered primarily through the network of Teaching School Alliance (TSA). Every TSA in England has been contacted by Sport England to offer them funding of £3,350 per secondary school in their alliance.

Each TSA will be supported by a consultant from the consortium to identify the needs of the students and teachers in their school alliance, design a programme and access appropriate training, and demonstrate the impact on the programme’s outcomes.

For more information or further questions please email: Sport England


School Sport Suppliers

With a vast range of organisations offering physical activity and sport services to London’s schools it can be time consuming for teachers to be able to use their funding in the best way.

We’ve made this easier by creating the first ever School Sport Suppliers Hub, where anyone can search for suppliers in just a few clicks.

To visit the Hub click here