Arena School Sport


PE Funding set to continue for 2020–2021 – Arena Support for the next academic year.

Arena works in partnership with Cornwall Association for Primary Heads and we currently offer PE and outdoor learning support services to schools. We are delighted to report that the Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year.

Importantly, the DfE has also sanctioned any PE and Sport Premium funding from the current academic year (2019-20), that schools were unable to use, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, can be carried forward to utilise in the next academic year. (DfE 5th July 2020)

We are now in a position to release our packages of support for the coming academic year. These include;

We have a proven track record of providing PE and outdoor learning PE curriculum delivery and training to schools across Cornwall and Devon. Please see below for further information.

We are also delighted to inform you that the ‘National Curriculum Outdoors’ books we have been involved in writing, which were published last week have received an excellent review from Juliet Robertson who is a well- known internationally for her work in outdoor learning. It has been a tremendous undertaking by the authors: Deborah Lambert, Michelle Roberts and Sue Waite.

'Right now, with the outdoor emphasis recognised as a sensible approach to preventing and reducing transmission rates of COVID-19, this set of books could be the best summer reading you do this year’. (J Robertson Creative Star Learning July 2020)

If you wish to purchase the books they are available direct from Bloomsbury with a 30% discount currently or through the Arena partnership.

Outdoor learning will be vital in schools returning in September and catch up funding can be used for health and well- being programmes. If you require any support in this area please do not hesitate to contact us enquiries@arena-schools.co.uk.

Background – Who are Arena?

Arena is a successful School Sports Partnership which was established in 2011. We have been successfully developing and delivering PE and School Sport support programmes to schools in North and East Cornwall and beyond for the past 7 years. We have a team of experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated primary practitioners who specialise in PE and Outdoor Learning. We can provide a range of high quality bespoke packages to meet the needs of your school.

Raising Achievements - Wild Tribe Outdoor Learning

Based on the principles of forest schools, the Wild Tribe Outdoor learning programme has been designed to meet the needs of a modern day primary school. This is aimed at schools who are keen to use their outdoor space in a fun an interactive way. The programme successfully meets the needs of the curriculum and provides teachers and teaching assistants with tools to use the outside in an innovative way with children, teaching them to manage challenge and risks safely. We have a range of units of exploration available for teachers and children to explore. 

CPD and bespoke support available includes:

  • Healthy Hearts & Minds KS1 & KS2
  • Healthy Movers KS2
  • Wild Tribe Outdoor Learning Schemes of Work
  • The National Curriculum Outdoors
  • Developing Emotional Resilience through Outdoor Learning
  • Beach Tribe
  • Sugar Smart Leaders
  • Healthy Active Lifestyles
  • Alternative Sports Day
  • Wild Tribe Literacy & Maths Leaders Courses
  • Impact and Evidence Day
  • Teaching & Learning in PE Curriculum
  • PE Subject Leaders Award
  • PE Curriculum Schemes of Work.
There are a number of packages available which offer discounts for schools, download the documents below for full details of the offer for 2020/21.

Booking and Contact Details

Julie Ponting, Arena Sports Partnership, Callington Community College, Launceston Road, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7DR. jponting@callingtoncc.net. 07776217411