We hope that you too share the positive feelings that we have about supporting the next generation by placing physical education, school sport and physical activity at the front and center of school life. Here are a few things you can do to help you prepare for a fantastic Spring term.

1. If your sports equipment inspection is due soon or overdue, you can book your site visit here

And, if any of your PE, sports or fitness equipment is damaged or worn out, you can contact us on 0333 300 0032 to arrange a repair or visit our Online Shop to order new equipment. You can now apply for leasing your new PE, sports, or fitness equipment through our website. It is available for product purchases starting at £1,000 + VAT on terms from 2-5 years. Learn more about our Finance Options here.

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2. Download a copy of Sportsafe’s Free Grant Guide and see what grants your school might be eligible to apply for in 2022.

We have researched all funding opportunities that are available to schools across the UK. So, whether you are a primary or secondary school and need financial help with the provision of play or sporting facilities, there is a grant for you. If you require any estimated prices for an Indoor or Outdoor installation, which we specialise in to support a funding application, then please let us know.

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3. Consider offering physical education teachers the Level 4 Qualification in Supporting Pupils’ Wellbeing Through Physical Education

The Association for Physical Education, Sports Leaders and Sportsafe strongly believe that those teaching physical education are key to supporting the emotional wellbeing of their students through the curriculum. Its importance is a high priority; therefore, they have developed a qualification that will increase the knowledge and understanding of the workforce at such a critical time.

Level 4 Qualification

4. Order the new edition of ‘Safe Practice: in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity’

Published by the Association for Physical Education. Sue Wilkinson MBE, afPE’s CEO, said: “We are fortunate to have a team of highly-skilled health & safety PESSPA professionals who have worked tirelessly to create a definitive guide that supports the workforce to teach safely and teach safety, to children and young people.”

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5. If you are a primary school, check whether you have any PE and sport premium left to spend this financial year.

Any under-spends carried forward from the 2019 to 2020 academic year, and the 2020 to 2021 academic year, will need to be spent in full by 31 July 2022. Schools should factor this into PE and sport premium spending plans. Please see below examples of installations that primary schools have funded with their PE and sport premium:

 

 

 

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6. If you are planning to improve your sports, play or fitness facilities in 2022, you can request a free consultation with our Projects Manager to discuss your ideas and get advice on the best solutions for your school.

We provide, install and maintain a wide range of equipment for sports halls across the UK while also offering comprehensive sports hall refurbishment packages. Visit our Indoor Sports Installations page to find out more. Your outdoor space is a valuable resource and we’re here to help you make the most of it.  Whether you’re looking for an inspiring Play Space, a fantastic new Sports & Fitness zone, an interactive Early Years area or a Surfacing Solution, we have the expertise and creative ideas to help bring your project to life. Additionally, we offer a range of surfacing solutions which include Artificial Grass, Wetpour Rubber, Bonded Mulch, Grass Mats and many more.Visit our Outdoor Installations page to find out more.

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7. Read the Updated Guidance from Department for Education on PE KIT.

The Department for Education has released updated guidance about the cost of school uniforms, including a feature on PE kit. When developing their school’s PE kit, governing bodies should apply the same consideration to cost as they would for the everyday items in their uniforms. Schools should avoid being overly specific in their kit requirements for different sports and keep the number of items, particularly the number of branded items, to a minimum. For instance, it may be appropriate to have both shorts and tracksuit bottoms but specifying different shorts for football and hockey would be unnecessary. No pupil should feel unable to participate fully in PE or represent their class or school because the PE kit is too expensive.

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8. Download free digital resources for primary schools from Birmingham 2022.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has launched free online resources for primary schools focussing on the Queen’s Baton Relay. The resources are linked to the curriculum for Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. They are available to download at www.birmingham2022.com/qbr.

  • First of many free online educational resources launched for primary schools by Birmingham 2022
  • Developed in line with curriculum, first resources focus on the Queen’s Baton Relay
  • Available ahead of Birmingham 2022 Youth Programme official launch

Resources: ReceptionKey Stage 1Key Stage 2.

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