North Yorkshire Sports have prioritised helping schools to develop physical literacy and use sport and physical activity to support wider whole school improvement priorities such as behaviour, attendance, and attainment.
Amy Roberts, who was soon to be the new PE lead at Archbishop of York Junior school, had been looking for ways to improve wellbeing in school and attended the Sports Leaders Level 4 course, ‘supporting pupils wellbeing through Physical Education’, facilitated by North Yorkshire Sport As a result of the course the school began to view the subject through a ‘holistic’ lens with every PE lesson now having a focus on at least two elements from physical, cognitive, social, or emotional development. Quite quickly Amy noted:
Amy told us:
This has allowed every child to have success and more importantly they are able to verbalise and reflect on their own successes. Bringing the four focused areas to the forefront has enabled children of all abilities to take a more open-minded approach to physical education”