WEBSITE LAST UPDATED:
Monday 24th July 2017
Please note that membership for full website access ends on Monday 24th July whereupon all school log ins (except Level 5 course partners) will be deactivated.
Academic year membership for the new website can be purchased in September.
Here's wishing all teachers; coaches; parents and pupils a wonderful August break. We thank you for your kind continuing support in what has been another successful year for BPSSCDA. We will still be working through much of August as we put the finishing touches to a new, enhanced programme of support to be launched in September.
Please do not hesitate to contact our lead representative and borough advisor, Giles Platt, if you have any queries re: PESS Premium.
23rd July 2017
BPSSCDA warmly congratulates former Perry Hall Primary pupil, Sophie Brett and the rest of the England Women's Lacrosse Team who successfully attained bronze status in the Lacrosse World Cup.
In a nailbiting 3rd/4th place play off, England grabbed a dramatic golden goal to finish as victorious.
Sophie Brett link:
Foxes Lacrosse (Local Club) link:
UPDATED: 17th July 2017 (7.30pm update)
Also pleased to see PE & sports premium doubled for primary schools, something I know @BromleyPSptsCPD have done a lot of work on.
BPSSCDA can now confirm, with the kind support of afPE, that the PESS Premium will be DOUBLED as from the Autumn term. In the meantime, the proposed Healthy Pupils Capital Programme has been shelved.
All borough primary schools (Head Teachers and PE Subject Leaders separately) have been emailed this important update, according to presently known contact details, that also includes information regarding £1.3bn additional schools funding.
Further information including DfE PESS Premium criteria for spend; impact and sustainability is yet to be published and will be shared via this website upon its publication.
For further information, please refer to:
Department for Education
Association for Physical Education:
Find out how you can be provided with the very latest and best Sport Premium training support for your school by way of:
c/o Giles Platt,
Borough Primary PE Advisor,
Chislehurst Business Centre,
1 Bromley Lane
Chislehurst BR7 6LH
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or use our online contact form.
Monday 15th May: Please note that all Bromley borough primary schools have been emailed an update regarding:
a) afPE London Regional Conference including application details link
b) PESS Premium Funding Latest (2017-18)
c) Final Reminder of PESS Premium Statutory Online Report for 2016-17 and Confirmation of External Auditing
If your school did not receive such details then this is as a result of having not received updated contact details.
Published: Friday 3rd June 2017
Current findings based upon borough primary schools' audit of PESS Premium breakdown of spend; impact and sustainability in accordance with DfE published statutory criteria:
Published: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Government plans to cut free lunches for infant school children in England have been scrapped.
Schools minister Nick Gibb stated that the government would "retain the existing provision", having listened "very carefully" to the views of parents.
Published: Tuesday 27th June 2017
Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, confirms in Parliament that schools won't have budgets cut under formula funding.
'As outlined in our manifesto we’re also going to make sure that no school has its budget cut as a result of the new formula,” she said, also repeating the party’s pledge to increase the overall school budget over the coming years.'
Children's health and safety is naturally pivotal when planning and delivering any form of outdoor physical activity. A number of borough primary schools have been in contact to request official guidance in relation to the staging of sports day events in the face of forecasted hot weather conditions. Following personal contact with the DfE, I can confirm the following advice:
‘there is no guidance in relation to specific temperatures. It is down to the judgment of the schools.'
Schools are however welcome to refer to the following previous DCSF instruction to support such judgment:
a) Primary school Sports Days should not be
held if the forecast on the BFES news the
evening before is over 32 ̊ C.
b) Children are kept under shade during
lunch time and breaks
The following outer borough school link
provides a best practice example in terms of
forewarning parents as well as
postponement / cancellation if necessary:
Additional hot weather & sun protection guidance is featured within the following attachment that schools are welcome to use within any form of online and/ or hard copy information to parents/ guardians:
In light of recent news events, the need for both event organisers and schools to deal effectively with risk assessment has never been greater. As a result of advice received from the Metropolitan Police, the following best practice should be regularly adopted:
Link for additional advice:
Finally, nobody wants to see children and young people deprived of participating in enjoyable and potentially far-reaching learning opportunities. It is just a case of all key parties always pulling together effectively with safety ultimately addressed before anything else is considered. Such an approach to organisation is already hopefully occurring in many instances - if so, then please treat this update as a polite reminder of it's continuing importance.
UPDATED: DfE's claims of record funding called into question by NAHT General Secretary, Russell Hobby and Director of Education for Institute of Fiscal Studies, Luke Sibieta.
On a separate note, there is evidence being collated of an emerging culture of Primary Schools using 'ringfenced' PESS Premium funding to offshoot budget cuts.
N:B: PE Subject Leader Forum PowerPoint resources have been emailed out to all Platinum/ Gold/ Silver & Bronze package schools.
ADVANCED PACKAGE VERSION
(Silver & Platinum)
Structure of the Day:
Date: Thursday 27th April 2017
Deliverer: Giles Platt
Venue: Brettenham Primary School,
London N18 2ET
This outer borough school is currently undertaking certain outstanding practices that are not yet evident within London Borough of Bromley.
An Example of the 100% Approval Rating for the Day's Training:
'An eye-opening experience seeing high quality PE taught through the whole school. The active lunchtime has also really shown how PE improves behaviour and calms the children ready to learn in the afternoon. Displays throughout the school engage,inspire and support not only the children but the staff as well and they feel confident, comfortable and supported in PE'
(A.Morris - Crofton Juniors)
Published: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Congratulations to the many pupils who participated in Saturday's Borough Primary Schools Cross Country race meeting at Crystal Palace. On this occasion, we had a record-breaking attendance of over 2200 KS2 children running.
Thank you also to the teaching staff and parents who supported the event and we must pay special mention to the many voluntary organisers and marshals - without their assistance, there would not have been an event at all. Well done especially to Richard Edmonds (Warren Road Primary); Richard Coe (Parish Primary) ; Chris Waring; Julie Lockton and Chris Sackett (Trinity CE Primary)
For further details, including results, please refer to: http://www.bpscca.co.uk
Published 8th February: Current findings related to primary school reports stemming from Academic Year 2015-16 (April 4th 2016 deadline):
No report available online for last year:
Incomplete report from last year that remains online:
No recorded profiling of breakdown of spend: 30.2%
No recorded profiling of sustainability:
No profiling of quantified impact e.g. numbered / percentaged evidence of rates of pupil participation:
One report posted online that covers the entire last three years:
No report whatsoever to date citing required breakdown of spend, impact and sustainability since launch of PESS Premium Strategy:
Other observations drawn from observation; Subject Leader/ Teacher feedback etc:
a) Little evidence from too many schools of awareness and application of 'The Five Key Indicators' as expected by DfE. For example, how are you able to demonstrate impact of subject as a 'whole school improvement tool?'
b) Some impact reports for this year refer to what occurred within the previous academic year when they need to be measured against targets as established for this year.
c) Sustainability evidently overlooked by schools whose reports online have remained virtually identical in terms of reported delivery e.g. same hockey club for the third/ fourth year running.
d) In a handful of cases, schools may be asked to justify recruiting external coach facilitator(s) to attend to upskilling of staff within a specific sport when the school's own PE subject leader and/or other staff colleague, is already a qualified, experienced coach within that same sport.
e) Are schools collecting and monitoring the quality of lesson plans that should be provided by funded external coaches covering curricular provision?
Published: Monday 6th March 2017
BPSSCDA wishes to thank Chislehurst & Bromley MP, Bob Neill for last Friday afternoon's highly productive meeting regarding PSHE curriculum and Primary PE & Sports Premium update.
Bob Neill MP has been an important political force in relation to backing the changes for compulsory teaching of SRE, that forms part of the PSHE curriculum.
The meeting included promoting the whole child and school benefits of health and well being, including its proven position as a pivotal gateway to improved behaviour, attainment and achievement.
...and our workforce:
Ofsted Myths: Mike Sheridan
'The integrity of sport is absolutely paramount and we have been clear that we expect the highest standards of governance and transparency from sports governing bodies, here in the UK and on the international stage.'
HUGE congratulations to former Perry Hall Primary student, Dina Asher-Smith upon her remarkable success during Rio Olympics with a bronze medal achieved within the 4 x 100m relay. BPSSCDA is so delighted for what she has achieved on top of studying for a degree
Published: 7th July 2016
Secretary of State for Children & Families, Edward Timpson, speaks at afPE National Conference (6th July) :
Published: 23rd June 2016
The sacking of 29 school nurses and disbanding of Bromley School Nursing Services has been confirmed by Bromley Council.
In addition to scrutinising the response to DfE statutory requirements re: online spend, impact & sustainability report; the following document produced by afPE provides a breakdown analysis of what a good quality Ofsted inspection team SHOULD be looking for:
Promotional You Tube Web Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN7lt0CYwHg
Editorial: A constructive, detailed response to the report to be produced within the coming days.
'£28.4 million funding from the Department of Health and Sport England to fund 450 School Games Organisers and Change 4 Life Clubs employed for 3 days a week. Schools also have the option to add to this funding and potentially increase the days worked by the School Games Organisers'
'The role of the 450 School Games Organisers, the majority of which are expected to be employed by existing sports colleges, will be to establish the School Games in their areas (at a local level), supporting as many schools as possible to set up intra and inter-school competitions and link schools to clubs. This is targeted at building on the successes of the School Sports Partnership programme'
For more information visit www.yourschoolgames.org
For details of buying into the SGO Competition pacakge of £250 per school to support the provision of an additional day's regional coverage, that can be financed via the Primary PE Premium funding, please contact the following relevant School Games Organiser:
'Life.Live It' is a first aid education programme designed by the Red Cross for pupils 6-11 yrs old. Recommended to promote safe, active healthy lifestyles:
Active healthy lifestyles is not just about physical activity but also nutritious healthy eating. What's not to appreciate about the invaluable life-affirming objectives of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution campaign? Food revolution is about food education for all.
You can make a difference by signing the E-Petition at:
And check out his amazing video with support from amongst others, Ed Sheeran:
Updated: 31st January
N.B: All CPD partners have been emailed newsletter bulletin inclusive of the following details
Latest PESS Premium Information:
Theze changes take place with immediate effect and need to be factored into your statutorily required PESS Premium online spend & impact report for 2014-15 that DfE require to be completed by this April, and in addition to last year's report.
Published: 26th March 2015
The independent economic think tank has published its pre-election report with the claim that schools will face a real terms 12% cut within the next Parliament, irrespective of which political party is elected to lead:
afPE Chairman, Michael Crichton said:
"I would encourage every Headteacher to read the report in full and take note of the recommendations made. By doing this action plans will become more robust and focussed and lead to increasingly sustainable outcomes for children and young people. In fact the report does recommend that strategic plans should be clear and include measurable targets for improvement. It also emphasises the need to regularly monitor and evaluate the impact that the premium is having on improving the PE and sports provision."
"As one Headteacher from one of the schools visited states: ‘The first principle is ensuring that all children get good-quality teaching in PE. If we don’t use this funding to achieve this, then we have missed out on a huge opportunity. But we can only do this if we train teachers and teaching assistants well.’ I fully concur with his view."
Introducing you to the latest website addition that provides you with the latest news and resources related to healthy lifestyle including diet & nutrition. Just go to the 'Healthy Matter News' tab.
Given that the accountability of Primary PE Premium spending rests with the School, best practice suggests that at least the following documentation is collated for hard copy and online availability:
N.B: Given Ofsted's recent report into State Competition, it can be concluded that this is an area of concern that is likely to attract raised attention within future inspection.
DfE expectation is that the impact of Primary PE Premium funding is felt keenly and evidently across the whole school community therefore online profiling is especially relevant to keep parents / families; Governors ; PTA and community club coaches appropriately informed of key developments.
Furthermore, it is an opportunity to celebrate the subject and your hard-working efforts.
Editorial: Whilst the survey data only relates to Secondary aged pupils, many of the recommendations established by Ofsted do carry real value by way of quality; continuity & progession at Primary level.
Given the publication of this report, there is an inevitability that the subject will receive increased attention during future rounds of inspection with the possibility of evidence being called for.
For Ofsted published documentation, please refer to DfE / Ofsted tab
'Really excellent work being done here'
(Bob Neill, MP for Chislehurst and Bromley)
Published: Monday 17th July 2017
Please note that the following information has already been emailed to all borough Primary Head Teachers as well as PE Subject leaders, based upon known contact details:
I write to you to confirm planned important changes to Borough Primary PE CPD provision that are scheduled to commence as from this September:
Dates and venues regarding the next academic year’s Subject Leader forums are therefore:
STANDARD Twilight @ £180 per school representative x 3 termly meetings with accompanying resources
Venue: St.George’s Bickley CE Primary, Bromley BR1 2RL
ADVANCED All-Day @ £360 per school representative x 3 termly meetings with accompanying resources
Venue: Hayes Secondary School, BR2 7DB
Personal Social Health Education
Twilight Only @ £180 per school representative x 3 termly meetings with accompanying resources
Venue: Southborough Primary, BR2 8AA
Please note that a booking form will be dispatched to all borough primary schools at the start of September.
Other Important Information:
I shall naturally provide all borough primary schools with an update regarding DfE criteria for the next academic year's PESS Premium as soon as I am in receipt of such information. Given The Government’s previous statements regarding the importance of achieving sustainable impact, schools are advised to primarily focus their attention upon up skilling of teaching staff as opposed to their displacement through application of external coaches that still applies to some regional primary establishments. Continued subject leader management training is likewise strongly recommended for the successful progression of teaching and learning related to both PE and PSHE.
If you have any queries or even requests for CPD assistance regarding any aspect of either Physical Education or PSHE, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Borough Primary PE Advisor
The Association is a voluntary body dedicated to encouraging, promoting and providing support within the fields of PE, Sport, and other health-related matters for children aged 4-11, via working links with local primary schools, quality-assured regional clubs and influential external agencies.
The Association is managed by a board of trustees drawn from education, business and public sectors.
Services available include:
Provision of high quality general Primary PE CPD provision for EYFS; Key Stage 1 & 2 teaching staff
Advisory service for Primary PE & Sports Premium spend, impact and sustainability - BPSSCDA also carries out periodic scrutiny and the reporting back of regional performance aligned to DfE published criteria
Lead regional provider for Level 5 / 6 Professional Qualification in Primary School Physical Education Specialism and Subject Leadership
Dedicated website that gives PE subject specific updates; teaching & learning materials and CPD details
Borough Primary PE Advisor - General PE CPD Provision & Primary PE and Sports Premium Lead Support
Giles Platt is a former primary school teacher; PE subject leader and School Sports
Co-ordinator who has also developed a specialism within the field of fundraising through becoming a qualified grant writer. He will be managing all aspects of borough PE CPD focused upon enhancing PE subject leadership as well as how to improve the quality of subject specific teaching and learning. Another focus for this year will be to ensure that schools utilise PE & Sports Premium as a whole school development tool. In addition, he will be managing all aspects of the website and auditing end of year borough PESS Premium reports in line with DfE published statutory criteria.
For other testimonials, please refer to: http://www.bromleyprimarysports.co.uk/testimonials/
2015-16 PE CPD Course Ratings:
100% Outstanding / Good
2016-17: The following letter was emailed out to all borough primary school head teachers, as well as PE subject leaders, at the start of this academic year:
Borough primary schools were able to choose from the following tailor-made CPD packages:
The following borough primary schools consequently registered to this year's borough PE CPD programme, inclusive of whole staff access to complete website:
Alexandra Infants School
Balgowan Primary School
Bickley Primary School
Biggin Hill Primary School
Blenheim Primary School
Bromley Road Primary School
Burnt Ash Primary School
Chislehurst (St Nicholas) CE Primary School
Clare House Primary School
Crofton Junior School
Edgebury Primary School
Hayes Primary School
Highfield Infant School
Highfield Junior School
Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School
Oak Lodge Primary School
Parish CE Primary School
Pratts Bottom Primary School
Red Hill Primary School
Southborough Primary School
St.George's Bickley CE Primary School
St James RC Primary School
St Johns CE Primary School
St Pauls Cray CE Primary School
The Highway Primary School
Trinity CE Primary School
Unicorn Primary School
Valley Primary School
Warren Road Primary School
Wickham Common Primary School
The following CPD courses, with resources attached to each, were made available to all registered borough primary schools:
(Autumn/ Spring/ Summer Term STANDARD Twilight Version @ St.George's Bickley CE Primary School)
(Autumn/ Spring/ Summer Term ADVANCED All Day Versions @ Warren Road Primary School)
PE subject leaders were then allotted a unique log-in code for their respective school with the request that it be promoted by way of SLT and staff room display:
ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective:
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding. It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators (of which the first four will form the bedrock of all our CPD provision for this year)
Published: 7th September 2015
How to use the PE and sport premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
For example, you can use your funding to:
You should not use your funding to:
For further details, please see DfE & Ofsted tab above
'With this new Government funding (Primary PE & Sports Premium), we now have the golden opportunity to finally get it right by way of best support towards improving pupils' active healthy lifestyles'
(Eileen Marchant, former afPE Chair - Address to Bromley Borough Primary Head Teachers,2013)
The following initiative is open to Primary School Staff, including TAs and Sport Coaches, within South East London and North Kent for a second year, with all costs fundable via your school's PESS Premium:
'A well delivered first course....range of research,handouts and powerpoint presentations provided by the Tutor assessor. Good support to the Delegates by visiting in their own school. Good feedback provided'
Outcome: 100% pass rate for all candidates who completed course's required delegate tasks.
(External Verifier's report - 2015/16 cohort)
'It is a shame to see so many schools outsource PE provision to barely qualified sports coaches who deliver the subject unsupervised and unevaluated. It is also as unfortunate as it is common for schools to use beginner coaches, qualified in one sport, to deliver across the entire PE curriculum. A Level 1 or 2–qualified sports coach will probably not have the demonstrable understanding of child development, age-appropriate pedagogy and the National Curriculum knowledge and expertise in order to deliver PE to the required standard.'
(p16 - All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) re: Fit & Healthy Childhood's Physical Education Report. Published October 2016)
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 14th November 2016
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Updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
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The Olympic & Paralympic Values can be incoporated into school behavioural and academic ethos. How is your school promoting and championing these values across all of the age groups and within cross-curricular capacity?
Please refer to 'Olympic & Paralympic Legacy & Values' tab for a range of free downloadable resources
Guidelines associated with the Primary PE & Sports Premium require both Head Teacher & Subject Leader to ensure that other services related to everyday school life are fully aware of the strategy and that Inspectorate may put this to the test by way of direct questioning. Best practice dictates that the the following groups are kept fully informed of developments and that this can be undertaken by assigning a representative of each to act as a link:
The NHS calls for an extra £8bn by 2020 in order to safeguard its services
The cost of obesity to society was estimated to be almost £16 billion in 2007, which is predicted to rise to £50 billion by 2050 if obesity levels continue to rise at their current levels.
Diabetes UK reports that cost of obesity to NHS in 2014 is £8bn
A timeline of important press releases:
The Government publishes its review upon progress attained to date since the launch of its 'Sporting Future' strategy for an active nation, a year ago:
Published: 28th February 2017
Education Secretary, Justine Greening has confirmed new funding to help primary and secondary pupils access healthier, more active lifestyles. The new healthy pupils capital programme funding will be available in 2018 to 2019. DfE has pledged to provide further information on the funding allocation formula, spending guidance and bidding criteria within the summer.
At present, we are trying to seek clarification of the structure and content of the Primary PE & Sports Premium, that was previously highlighted for doubling from September 2017, by former Chancellor George Osborne.
Published: Saturday 21st January 2017
Conservative MPs have been accused of filibustering Friday's Personal Social Health Education (Statutory Requirement) Bill, sponsored by Green Party leader, Caroline Lucas MP. With the Bill second on the agenda, Tory MPs debated the Merchant Shipping Bill producing lengthy speeches, leaving Caroline Lucas with less than the five minutes required therefore giving it no chance of progressing.
Hansard: Merchant Shipping Bill Second Reading (Duration: 9.54am-2.24pm)
Hansard: PSHE (Statutory Requirement Bill) Second Reading (Duration: 2.25pm-2.30pm)
Published: Wednesday 19th October 2016
BPSSCDA Representative / Borough Primary PE Advisor & Contributor to Report, Giles Platt was in attendance for its launch at Parliament on Wednesday 19th October.