What are the Issues?
Modern schools are incredibly busy places with relentless pressures to increase standards.
In amongst all of this, the health and wellbeing of UK primary school children is on the decline.
- Physical activity levels amongst UK primary-aged children are falling from as early as 7-years of age
- Only 10% of children achieve the daily recommendations for physical activity
- Increasing numbers of children in the UK are leaving school classified as obese or overweight
Traditional approaches towards improving health outcomes for children focus heavily upon Sport & PE during segmented periods of the school day. But does this engage all children in becoming more active? Or does it merely maintain the levels of those that are active already?
How can we Support Teachers?
Working with teachers, we focus on the principles of Physically Active Learning (PAL). Research in this field has found that PAL can:
- Improve classroom behaviour and activity engagement
- Significantly reduce sedentary periods of time
- Offer aggregated improvement in academic performance over time
- explore approaches, resources and strategies for organically integrating physical activity within the classroom environment and beyond
- know new ways to enable children to sit less & move more, while fully engaging with their learning
What are Teachers Saying?
“You completely inspired me when you came into my Yr 1 class and got the children learning in an active way. It made me really reflect on my teaching. So this Monday I planned an active maths session in the hall. The children loved it! And my TA mentioned how refreshing it was to do something different. It made a real change from pencil and paper activities. I’m definitely going to incorporate more of your ideas into my teaching.”
What Options are Available?
There are different approaches and formats available. We can work with individual teachers or small groups of teachers – from EYFS, KS1 or KS2.
We can create bespoke packages of support – working with middle leaders or RQTs.
We can lead whole staff CPD sessions – whether they be 1 hour, 2 hour twilights, half or full days or even a series of days across the school year.
To check availability, just reach out.