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Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People

You may be already aware that Sport England has launched the new school-based Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People in September 2017, to measure participation in sport and physical activity among children from Years 1 to 11. This has been developed with consultation from the Department for Education, the Department for Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, in order to better assess young people’s sports and activity levels with the goal of getting more people, more active, more often. As the County Sports Partnership, HSP has been tasked with administering this survey within Hertfordshire. The Partnership is given a sample of schools to work with each term that include a mix of primary, secondary and independent schools.

The survey is online and takes around 25 minutes to complete, and schools will be awarded £100 from Sport England to thank them for their efforts. Furthermore, an additional £50 is available for every five KS1 parents that complete the survey (where requested) – this additional incentive is not capped. Sport England will provide each school with a bespoke report outlining their results from the survey which will cover measures of children’s activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust. There are several stages to completing the survey. Firstly, see if your school appears in the current terms’ list. If you are in this term’s sample group, it is likely that your PE subject lead will have already been contacted by Shelley Woods from HSP. However, if you are unsure, please contact Shelley at or on 01707 285887.

Please note that schools can only complete the survey within their allocated term. Each school is asked to survey three classes, across three year groups (i.e. Years 1, 3 and 5). These selections are pre-set, and HSP has the links to the surveys, which are bespoke to each school. To see a practice version of the surveys, please click on the links below:

One teacher per school will also be asked to complete the survey. There are a number of benefits to taking part in the survey, in addition to the financial incentives. The results of the survey can assist in demonstrating the impact of your PE and Sport Premium , as well as providing insight into your pupil’s activity levels, mental wellbeing and providing data for use in Ofsted reports.

The Active Lives survey
A step by step guide to the survey

Hertfordshire Schools Lawn Tennis Association – Free Primary and Secondary Teachers Tennis Coaching Courses

Primary School Teachers’ Tennis Coaching Course 2018

Date: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: Royal Masonic School, Rickmansworth

This is a practical course. Bring your tennis rackets!

  • Warm up Ideas
  • Basic Skills and techniques
  • Sending and receiving skills
  • Differentiation
  • Fun games and activities

Every teacher will be given a certificate of attendance.

Closing Date: Monday 10th April. (Numbers are limited so please apply early to book your place)

Contact number only for use on the day will be given to those booking onto the course

Enquiries and booking: Sue Birchall,

Primary Teachers Course 2018
Secondary School Teachers’ Tennis Coaching Course 2018

Date: Thursday 20th April 2018
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Gosling Sports Park

This is a practical course. Bring your tennis rackets!

Select activities that meet your CPD needs

  • Warm up Ideas
  • Basic Skills and techniques
  • Drills for competitive players and teams
  • Tactics and strategies

All schools attending will be given professional hand-outs including the content of the course (one pack per school,) and each teacher will be given a certificate of attendance.

Please come in suitable clothing to take part and with a racket.

Closing Date: Monday 10th April

Contact number for use on day: Pam Burrage – 07765 020685.

Enquiries to:

Send booking forms and cheques to: Pam Burrage, 35 Elmwood, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6LD

Secondary Teachers Course 2018


Girls Active: Funded opportunity to increase physical activity and emotional wellbeing of female pupils

One of the biggest barriers to achievement is pupils’ declining physical and emotional wellbeing

Can you think of any girls in your school who do not seem to be reaching their full potential? Public Health, Herts Sports Partnership, and the CCGS have provided funding to Youth Sports Trust to offer an exciting opportunity for 10 secondary schools to pilot an approach to increase physical activity and emotional wellbeing in teenage girls.

Sport England Guidance Videos – PE and Sport Premium

Sport England has funded and developed a suite of films to promote best practice use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium. The four films focus on the outcomes of the Primary PE and Sport Premium and include the following key messages: