We are thrilled to announce that we will be working in partnership with PE Scholar and the Youth Sport Trust, to create brand new Curriculum PE resources on behalf of Oak Academy.

The resources will include planning for practical PE across Key Stages 1-4, in addition to Exam (GCSE) PE content.

We are excited to be working with PE Scholar and the Youth Sport Trust on this important project so that we can support Oak’s mission of ensuring all schools have access to a high-quality curriculum.

You can find out more about this project here.

We had the honour of attending the Youth Sport Trust Conference Awards on Tuesday 19th March to celebrate the fantastic work that that so many schools, settings, trusts, and individuals are doing to better the lives of young people through the power of PE, sport and play.

It was such a privilege to find out about the impactful change that schools, settings, trusts, and individuals are doing alongside the Youth Sport Trust, to change to the lives of young people.

We were proud to sponsor the Outstanding Secondary Practice Award. This award is awarded to a school that has used PE, sport and play to build back healthier, happier and more resilient young people. Congratulations to Manchester Communication Academy.

Well done to all the winners and schools that were highly commended in all the other categories. It’s brilliant to see that your passion, dedication and hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed.

To find out more about the Youth Sport Trust Conference Awards click here.

We are proud to announce an exciting new partnership with one of the UK’s leading sports equipment providers, Sports Directory.

We want to make sure that every school using Complete PE, has all the necessary equipment and resources that their teachers need to deliver high quality PE lessons.

To celebrate the launch of this new partnership, schools who purchase their sports equipment through Sports Directory, up until 31st December 2023, will receive 20% off their order.*
*Complete PE member schools please contact us to obtain your discount code and for the full terms and conditions.

We understand that budgets are constantly shrinking, so if you’re looking to purchase or update your PE equipment, then now might be the right time to do so.

To find out more about Sports Directory and the products they offer click here.

“Got a wall? Got a ball? Great! Then you can play Wallball – It’s that easy!

We are proud to announce a new partnership with UK Wallball. We are thrilled to be working with UK Wallball to show schools a different way that children can learn about net and wall games, as well as the various opportunities there are to be active and fun outside of the curriculum.

UK Wallball are a non-profit organisation whose mission is to enable all young people to become regularly active in sport no matter where they live or what back background they are from. To shine a light on this alternative sport we have added a selection of resources from UK Wallball onto Complete PE.

Throughout the academic year, we hope to bring you lots more resources, training courses and support from UK Wallball.

The Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England has been revealed.

The statements represents a culmination of 18 months’ work and explored the importance of physical literacy in providing positive experiences of movement and physical activity for all – a key priority in Sport England’s Uniting the Movement strategy.

The Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England has been developed to facilitate a shared understanding of physical literacy for those working in the sport, education, physical activity, recreation, play, health and youth sectors.

The statement offers a broad overview of physical literacy, why it matters, and how it can be developed and supported.

Developing consensus on the term physical literacy has been a priority as understanding what impacts people’s relationship with movement and physical activity throughout life will enable those working in the sector to ensure their offer is as appealing as possible.

The consensus statement was created by an expert group of researchers and professionals, including those from Liverpool John Moores University, Coventry University, the University of Bradford and the University of Gloucestershire.

It was finalised following an extensive consultation and included feedback from those working and volunteering in the sport and physical activity sector.

Why does this matter?

Sport England’s Active Lives surveys have told us that just 47% of children and 63% of adults are meeting the Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines.

Furthermore, we know that 30% of children and 26% of adults do less than an average of 30 minutes activity a day.

There are also significant inequalities, with a person’s ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status and age all impacting how likely they are to be physically active. However, research shows that children with high levels of physical literacy are twice as likely to engage in sport and physical activity and adults who feel strongly that they have the ability to be active, the opportunity to be active, and enjoy being active are also more likely to be active.

To help more people be active it is important everyone involved in the provision of sport and physical activity understands that there is more to it than helping someone develop their physical movement skills.

We must also consider how a person moves, connects, thinks and feels about movement and how their environment, culture, community or places and spaces they move in can powerfully influence their relationship with movement in both positive and negative ways.

By understanding what contributes to a person’s physical literacy, we can adapt and evolve our policies, practices and programmes to ensure it meets all of their needs.

What happens next?

The consensus statement itself will be supported by a series of resources that help bring the concept of physical literacy to life for our sector, including audio stories and a more detailed booklet to situate the consensus statement into a wider context.

Sport England will continue to work with national and local organisations to embed the philosophy of physical literacy into the structures and systems that influence children and young people’s activity levels.

The statement in full

Positive Experiences for All: The Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England in full

Physical literacy is our relationship with movement and physical activity throughout life.

Understanding physical literacy

Physical literacy refers to the degree to which we have a positive and meaningful relationship with movement and physical activity. It is a complex and ever-changing relationship.

It reflects our connection and commitment to movement and physical activity, influenced by various factors such as our thoughts, feelings, engagement, and experiences.

Why physical literacy matters

The quality of our relationship with movement and physical activity profoundly influences our choice to be active.

Having a positive and meaningful relationship with movement and physical activity makes us more likely to be and stay active, benefiting our health, well-being and quality of life.

Supporting physical literacy

How we move, connect, think and feel during movement and physical activity plays a crucial role in shaping our physical literacy.
By doing activities that we enjoy, find meaningful, and value, we deepen our connection with movement and physical activity, and foster an ongoing commitment to maintain an active lifestyle.

Our experiences affect our physical literacy

The people we interact with, the communities we are part of, the culture we experience, and the places and spaces we move in, powerfully influence our physical literacy. These influences may be positive or negative.

Positive experiences of movement and physical activity that meet our needs and support our development encourage us to be active in the future.

Physical literacy is personal

Everyone has their own strengths, needs, circumstances, and past experiences that affect their relationship with movement and physical activity. Our physical literacy is therefore unique, and changes over our lifetime.

Tim Hollingsworth, chief executive, Sport England said:

“We must ensure children and young people have positive experiences of sport and physical activity that are fun, inclusive and help them develop.

“The new Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England provides a framework to help us explore this in greater depth and is relevant for all ages and everyone working to improve the activity levels and health of our nation.

“It must be seen as one of the first steps in our efforts to promote positive experiences and lifelong participation for all children and young people, but particularly for those who face the greatest inequalities. Putting the concept of physical literacy into practice is now our collective task.”

“Giving every child the confidence to experience swim, bike, run.”

We are proud to announce a new partnership with British Triathlon.  We want to support British Triathlon on their mission to increase awareness of the opportunities available to all schools and young people to experience swim, bike, run.

British Triathlon are the national governing body for triathlon, duathlon and associated multisport in Great Britain. British Triathlon aims to give every child the confidence and opportunity to experience swim, bike, run by combining playing and learning to teach children essential skills that can be used in all aspects of life.

To encourage more children to swim, bike and run, we have added a selection of resources from British Triathlon’s Active Skills For Life programme onto Complete PE.

We hope that by adding these resources to Complete PE, this will enable schools to explore a wide range of new activities that their pupils may not normally have the opportunity to experience.

You can find out more about British Triathlon, their Active Skills for Life programme and the support they offer to schools by clicking here.

Last term, we asked our member schools to complete a short survey to provide us with their feedback, so that we can continue to develop and improve Complete PE.

We were delighted to learn that since implementing Complete PE, 95%* of schools say that the confidence of all staff has increased when teaching Physical Education. *An increase of 2% compared to last year’s Satisfaction Survey.

Here is a summary of some of the data and feedback obtained from the survey.

From the survey, the data also showed that 92%* schools who implement Complete PE, say that there has been a positive impact on Physical Education across the whole of their school. *An increase of 3% compared to last year’s Satisfaction Survey.

We always welcome hearing your ideas and suggestions on how we can continue to develop Complete PE.

Thank you to all the schools who completed the survey.

We have made some exciting changes to Complete PE over the summer, to ensure our platform and resources are even easier to use. Here are just some of the changes we have made to Complete PE ahead of the new school year!

Complete PE is now even easier to navigate
We have update the home page on Complete PE, making it even easier for teachers to navigate their way around our platform.

You can copy over your curriculum map
Schools can now choose to copy over their curriculum map from previous years, saving valuable time and effort.

We’ve updated our Learning Cards
We have update over 1500 learning cards. The cards have a brand-new look to them as well as some new ideas to adapt learning.

You can download your curriculum map
Schools can now download (and print) their curriculum maps.

We’ve started to create brand-new Adaptive PE Cards
These resources will support pupils with additional needs and will continue to be added to Complete PE throughout the year.

We hope enjoy the changes we have made to Complete PE.

We have recently added some brand-new units of work and resources onto Complete PE.

Schools who have purchased one of our Ownership & Membership packages or choose to subscribe to an Annual Pass next academic year, will have access to the following brand-new units of work on our platform.

Our brand-new Rackets, Bats, Balls and Balloons unit created for EYFS will introduce pupils to striking (hitting and pushing) and sending in a fun and engaging way that’s inclusive to all pupils.

Our new dance units for year 5 (Street Art) and year 6 (Prejudice & Discrimination) explores two themes that will engage all pupils, but particularly any reluctant learners too.

Our Game Sense (Invasion) units of work will provide schools with an opportunity to teach the principles of attack and defence, without linking the learning to a specific sport or activity.

We really hope that you enjoy using these new units and we have already started creating more units that we will add onto Complete PE throughout the forthcoming academic year.

National School Sports Week 2023 is back, and this year we are supporting the Youth Sport Trust on their mission to make sure that all children in the UK are active for the recommended minimum time of 60 minutes a day.

As a Changemaker Business Partner of the Youth Sport Trust, we will be supporting them on their mission to encourage as many of our schools, partners and friends to make the #PledgeToPlay.

The pledge supports the government ask that children are active within school for 30 minutes a day, and then outside of school for at least another 30 minutes, supporting every child to reach the minimum amount of 60 active minutes.

Schools and partners who make the pledge, will be given access to a range of supporting materials and resources from the Youth Sport Trust to help achieve the 60 active minutes.

To sign up and show your support for National School Sport Week, click here to register*!

*This is an external link to the Youth Sport Trust website.

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7500+<br> Interactive Videos

7500+
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1500+<br>Learning Cards

1500+
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