SENDactive Partner School
2020 - 2021

November Update
Wednesday 11th November 2020
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Hi <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the second SENDactive Partner School Update (November) of the academic year.

We know that things will have been incredibly busy and challenging for <<School>> over the past few months, and so we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support of all things SENDactive in amongst everything else that will be taking place.

We have really enjoyed hearing about how lots of young people have got involved in the various activities and resources that we have been providing, and we were excited to see nine of our SENDactive Partner Schools performing their amazing dances on screen, in our inaugural live virtual Dance Festival / Opening Ceremony.

Please do remember that the resources are there for your use as and when you wish. They may provide some support across your school, either in a PE or cross-curricular setting, and may also offer some ideas for keeping young people active during breaks and lunchtimes. Some of the activity cards and videos may be particularly useful for wet breaktimes. Please feel free to download the resources and share them with your colleagues.

It also worth noting that the resources are not short / medium / long term PE plans, but can be used to complement your delivery.

As we relaunch our SENDactive at Home resources to support young people and their families through the lockdown period, and near the end of our Kurling Challenge series, we would like to invite you to take a moment to check-out the latest updates below.
As we are now into the second national lockdown, it is important that the young people with whom we all work are able to keep physically active outside of the school environment. We are therefore relaunching the SENDactive at Home resources.

Young people and their families (as well as schools) will be able to access a weekly activity card including a number of activities that can be safely undertaken at home with everyday items. The first of these cards will be released on Friday 13th November, and these will be publicly available on the SENDactive website at (i.e. there will be no need to sign-in to the Partner School Dashboard and the resources 
can therefore be accessed by all).

We would appreciate it if <<School>> can share the SENDactive at Home web page with your young people's homes and families. You will also receive email confirmation when each activity card is released, and they will be shared on our Twitter (
Click here to visit the SENDactive at Home webpage
Please find below links to some updates from Association of Physical Education (afPE) which may be helpful during these challenging times...
The CROSS-COUNTRY / ATHLETICS resources include an Activity Card; Tutorial Videos for two activities; and links to a range of other resources.
The KURLING resources include an Activity Card (with four challenges); four Challenge Videos; and links to a range of other resources. This is <<School>>'s chance to get competitive and win medals and prizes.
Also available on the SENDactive Partner School Dashboard:
We would really appreciate it if <<School>> could complete the Monitoring Form for each of the themes / sports / activities that you participate in. The form can be completed as you go, and you can simply submit a new form with cumulative data whenever you see fit, or you can complete once you have utilised the resources. We appreciate that you may not have precise participation data, and so reasonable estimates will be absolutely fine. The Monitoring Form can be accessed from the SENDactive Partner School Dashboard or by clicking on the link below.
Click here to complete the Monitoring Form
A reminder that certificates for each of the Autumn Term Calendar activities are available on the SENDactive Partner School Dashboard. Please feel free to utilise these as you wish. They could be presented to young people who have completed one or two of the activities either in school or at home. We would love to see your young people being presented with their certificates too. If you have any photos that you are able to safely share, please email them to or tag us on Twitter (@SENDactive).
SENDactive are on Twitter, and you can find us using the handle @SENDactive. We would love to see and hear about how the young people at <<School>> get on with the various SENDactive activities and resources. If your school uses Twitter, we would like to encourage you to post some updates and photos (where appropriate) and to tag @SENDactive.

TAG RUGBY (w/c 23rd November)
WINTERSPORTS (w/c 30th November)
Click here to download the Autumn Term Calendar (PDF)
SENDactive Sports Coordinator
Matt Rickard

Phone/Text | 07792 704746
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Sue Backhouse (Woodlands School) |
Pete Brinkley (Brooke School) |
Nisar Chaudhry (Teach 2 Coach) |

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