Childhood Obesity Plan Jan 17
The Government has published updated guidance on the Childhood Obesity Plan.We have picked out the key points for Primary Schools below, or to read the guidance in full read 'Childhood obesity: a plan for action' here.Key points;
  • Today nearly 1/3 of children aged 2-15 are overweight or obese.
  • Clear links between obesity and mental health problems.
  • The economic cost was £5.1 billion in 2014/15, more than we spend on the Police, Fire Service and Judicial System combined.
  • Soft Drinks Industry Levy confirmed to provide additional funding to reduce obesity by encouraging physical activity and balanced diets for school aged children - including a doubling of the Primary PE & Sport Premium in 2017.
  • A further £10 million a year will be put into school healthy breakfast clubs.
  • Every primary school child should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day. At least 30 minutes should be delivered in school every day through active break times, PE, extra-curricular clubs, active lessons, or other sport and physical activity events, with the remaining 30 minutes supported by parents and carers outside of school time.
  • During inspections, Ofsted will assess how effectively leaders use the Primary PE and Sport Premium and measure its impact on outcomes for pupils, and how effectively governors hold them to account for this. Physical activity will be a key part of the new healthy schools rating scheme, and so schools will have an opportunity to demonstrate what they are doing to make their pupils more physically active.
  • County Sports Partnerships will work with National Governing Bodies of sport, the Youth Sport Trust and other national and local providers to ensure that from September 2017, every primary school in England has access to a co-ordinated offer of high quality sport and physical activity programmes, both local and national.

Planet Education has a number of PE and school sport solutions to support any school, and meet any budget. All of our solutions are aligned to the national 'Childhood Obesity Strategy' and latest guidance above.To arrange a meeting to discuss your needs or simply get some further guidance, pleaseThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view or call 02380 682 408.