Lead: Joely Ruse


School Sport and Activity Action Plan

This action plan is a statement of intent, setting out a joint commitment from the Department for Education DfE, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport DCMS, and Department for Health and Social Care DHSC. It is an ongoing collaboration at national level to ensure that sport and physical activity are an integral part of both the school day and after school activities, so that all children have the opportunity to take part in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The plan recognises the importance of daily physical activity. Physical activity is a key part of developing a healthy lifestyle and plays an important role in maintaining a healthy weight. The plan builds on the measures set out in Chapter 2 of our Childhood Obesity by further supporting schools to create environments which encourage pupils to lead healthy, active lifestyles. The importance of physical activity in promoting children and young people’s mental well-being is equally clear. Physical and mental health are inextricably linked. Numerous studies confirm a positive association between physical activity and increased self-esteem, emotional well-being and future aspirations, and physical activity is also associated with lower levels of anxiety and depression. It is clear that there are no quick fixes but we must take the first steps now to ensure that our children and young people develop healthy, active lifestyles and have the best chances in life.

School Sport and Activity Action Plan – July 2019



PE Uniform


Kit Policy

In the interest of health and safety appropriate kit should be worn for PE activities by all pupils. Acceptable kit is that which presents no risk of injury to the wearer or other children.

Indoor Clothing

White T-shirt without buttons

Black shorts

Black pumps

Outdoor Clothing

White T-shirt without buttons

Black shorts or black jogging bottoms

Black jacket


*Skorts are not school uniform

It is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure that what the children wear is safe and appropriate and will present no risk of injury to the wearer or other children.


Personal effects including jewellery, piercings, hair slides and watches should be removed for PE lessons in order to establish a safe working environment. Teachers should give verbal reminders to all students and visually monitor the group at the beginning of the lesson. If items cannot be removed, teachers should take action to make the situation safe. This may include adapting an activity in some way. For earrings which cannot be removed, taping may be used to provide some form of protection. It is the teacher’s decision to ensure taping is satisfactory to permit safe participation.

Long Hair

Children and staff with long hair should always ensure it is tied back using a suitably soft item to reduce the risk of entanglement in apparatus and prevent vision being obscured. If children with long hair do not have a bobble, the school will provide one.

Failure to produce appropriate kit

Children who do not have appropriate kit in school will be able to borrow some from school. Each year group will have a box of spare shorts, T-shirts and pumps that can be used in these situations. Parents should be informed that their child did not have appropriate kit.



Local Partnerships

Working in partnership to make PE and sports a thoroughly memorable and meaningful experience for all of our pupils.