Resources – Active Lifestyles

Resources – Active Lives

Government Guidance for Schools

Government Physical activity guidelines

heading can you add in a new tab Government Physical activity guidelines: Guidance from the Chief Medical Officers in the UK on the amount and type of physical activity people should be doing to improve their health including downloadable infographics

School Sport Action Plan (July 2019)

This action plan sets out a joint commitment from the Department for Education (DfE), Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC). The overarching aim is that all children have the opportunity to take part in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Top Tips for Spending the Primary PE and Sport Premium

Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy

“We all have responsibility to work together to support young people in meeting this challenge. Whether we are parents, teachers, businesses, local leaders or health professionals, we must all play a role in helping to improve the health of our children and give future generations the best possible start in life.”


Schools must use their PE Premium funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport on offer. Find the government expectations and requirements here:

Active Lives Survey Children and Young People

The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey runs on an annual basis. Each term, a number of schools are randomly selected to take part with the aim of getting 100,000 children and young people in Years 1 to 11 to complete it each academic year.

North Yorkshire County Council Guidance & Support

Staff Continuous Professional Development

PRIMARY Professional Vocational Qualifications (level 5/6) Primary School Specialism and Subject Leadership in PE & School Sport. Up skill primary HLTA's and teachers to be able to assist (Level 5) or lead (Level 6) the delivery of high quality primary school PE. The qualification is an effective use of the physical education and school sport premium funding; by up skilling primary school teachers it will ensure a sustainable legacy which will impact on children and young people

Assessment & Monitoring in Primary PE

North Yorkshire Sport have produced a free assessment and objectives tracker to support and guide primary schools. There are a lot available at varying costs.

North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service

North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service are experts in using the outdoors to promote well-being and get the best out of young people. Visit their website to find out how they can help your school & students

Other Available Support for Schools

North Yorkshire Sport

North Yorkshire Sport have developed this webpage to provide resources to influence, inform and support school sport and activity throughout the school day

Achieving the 30 active minutes

Strong evidence proves that regular physical activity is associated with numerous health and education benefits for children. The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends that all children and young people should engage in physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.

School Sport Competition

Inspiring millions of young people across the country to take part in appropriate competitive school sport

Association for Physical Education

Promotes and maintains high standards and safe practices in all aspects and at all levels of physical education, school sport and physical activity

Road safety

Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO’s) are nominated Year 5 pupils in primary schools who relay key Road Safety messages to the whole school community. The pupils take part in fun learning activities which they can share with others.

Outdoor Learning

The Outdoor Hub is a massive FREE resource filled with activities, information and events to support you to get outdoors.

Connecting to the elements, nature and each other has incredible positive health and wellbeing benefits.

Countryside Classroom

Access resources, places to visit and people to ask that will support teaching about food, farming and the natural environment.

Yorkshire Agricultural Society

Fantastic range of free teacher CPD courses including outdoor learning and growing. Annual school days out including the Countryside Days and Great Yorkshire Show. Apply for a Grant for projects which involve food, outdoor learning, growing or cooking.

School Sports Awards

There are many available Sports Awards for schools to take part in.  Here is a selection of suggested awards:

afPE Quality Mark for Physical Education, School Sport & Physical Activity

The afPE Quality Mark is a unique self review and evaluation process that involves the completion of an application form as well as a school visit by one of afPE’s Validation Team of highly qualified school improvement professionals.


The Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark is an online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised badge of excellence for PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for development.

School Games Mark

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.