Covid-19 - Resources to support children’s wellbeing and education for schools, parents and carers

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EYFS: Could the answer to good writing be dancing?

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DfE release research on the Primary PE and Sport Premium

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UCI Education Park (Road Cycling World Chamionship)

Education pack for event
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National Walking Month

An annual celebration of walking by charity 'Living Streets.'
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Department for Education confirms Primary PE and Sports Premium for 2019-20

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Ofsted's Chief Inspector discussed the new education inspection framework and what it means for physical education and sport.

keynote from YST conference March
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Why dance is just as important as maths in school

Dance and physical activity should have the same status in schools as math, science and language.
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Covid-19 - Resources

Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!

We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have produced a range of advice and free resources for schools, as well as resources for parents/carers in your school.

These resources are updated every week so please check them on a regular basis.

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