Sport England

The Sport England programme started as a pilot scheme in May 2018 involving 39 schools and was rolled out across England in December 2018.  The scheme aims to create a PE curriculum that motivates all pupils to participate and enjoy sport and physical activity so that it will improve wellbeing and encourage lifelong participation in sport.  Any project must be sustainable and must also have a whole school impact.  Projects are bespoke to match each school’s needs.

The following schools have been involved in Phase 3 of this project, which finishes at the end of February 2020:

  • All Saints RC School
  • Barlby High School
  • Ebor Academy, Filey
  • George Pindar School
  • Graham School
  • Manor CE Academy
  • St Augustine’s RC School
  • Vale of York Academy

Examples of teacher training that the funding has provided so far include Boxercise, “Yoga in Schools”, Handball, Parkour, Trampolining and Pilates.

The programme has also enabled schools to purchase some of the equipment required for these sports and has encouraged sharing of resources across schools.

We are looking forward to working with Beverley Grammar, Goole Academy and Market Weighton School, who are taking part in Phase 4 of the project, which runs from April 2020 to March 2021.

Case Study of Sport England Participant

For more information about Secondary PE teacher training opportunities, see the Sport England Website

``The Sport England funding supported our curriculum design and intent, which in turn with the vision of the department, formed a strong good deep dive Ofsted inspection. This saw the school move to Good status. I feel the Sport England bid has strengthened the offer for students and I have been really impressed with the impact thus far” - Mark Rampling, Head of PE and Enrichment, Vale of York Academy.

Vale of York was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in Autumn 2019 at their first inspection since they converted to academy status in 2017. This result at Vale of York Academy in Clifton, comes just four years after Canon Lee (Vale of York’s predecessor) was placed in special measures.