The transition from primary to secondary school can be challenging, with concerns about changes in friendship groups, new environments & adapting to a new workload & associated organisation.
In 2019/20, we supported a pilot in Herefordshire, using PE, physical activity and sport to aid with changes in friendship groups, familiarisation with a new environment and / or adapting to a new workload and organisation requirements.
Using physical activity and competition to aid pupil transition in Herefordshire
Your School Games have produced a toolkit to help secondary schools use different competition formats to support transition:
Competition to Support Transition-Planning Process Guide
In addition, we want to support High Schools in new ways; therefore, we have developed an increased focus on physical activity and mental wellbeing. If you are a secondary school that would like to do any of the following, or more, we would love for you to get in touch with us!
- Reduce drop-off in participation
- Increase the confidence and self-esteem of pupils
- Receive support in embedding physical activity throughout the whole school
The PE Apprenticeship programme is also open to High Schools, providing you with the opportunity to employ a PE Assistant who can support PE lessons, deliver active break and lunchtimes and increase the profile of sport / physical activity across the school. To find out more about the apprenticeship programme click here.