In school coaching

Bolton Council offers excellent sports coaching opportunities to local primary schools. Currently 22 primary schools have signed up for 2014/2015 academic year. We provide a full range of curriculum and extra – curricular sports activities focusing on key stage 1 and 2 Gym and Games. The Val Sabin schemes of work are utilised to deliver 15 sports, that are aimed at increasing the levels of sport and P.E delivered to young people across Bolton. This is a quality provision and has been established since 2004. This role assists the School Games Programme by engaging as many schools and participants as possible, embedding sporting competition, and enthusing young people, schools and clubs to realize the sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympics.

We manage the development of community and extra-curricular sport opportunities for young people in Bolton, and to ensure young people’s sport opportunities are sustained by forging school community club link between local primary schools and quality registered clubs. Also funding opportunities of £150 are available to gifted and talented young people who reside in Bolton, with a possibility of gaining free Leisure access for 12 months - Find out more about Bolton's Future Talent Scheme.

For further information, please contact Graham Marshall:
graham.marshall@bolton.gov.uk / 01204 334109 / 07789 031488

Bolton Primary School Scheme of Work (SOW)

Bolton Council's new Physical Education (PE) Schemes of Work are matched to the PE National Curriculum introduced in September 2014. The scheme has been created by qualified primary school teachers and sport specialist coaches, with a background in leading Primary PE. Our new schemes provide teachers with lessons that are fun, progressive and challenging. The easy to follow PE lesson plans provide teachers with a variety of comprehensive lesson plans that help them adopt a more creative approach to teaching and learning within physical education. Lessons provide children with the essential development of agility, balance and co-ordination, inclusive healthy competition and co-operative learning by using fun and engaging games that build up a range of transferable skills that can be used in a variety of sports and encourages creativity, cooperation and teamwork. Basic skills such as running, jumping and throwing, cooperative and collaborative learning are all covered throughout the scheme.

The online resource offers schools over 450 lesson plans covering sports such as dance, games, gymnastics and orienteering. The website also includes a PE Coordinator page for schools to map out their PE curriculum year delivering PE lessons relevant to a specific school. Our new PE Scheme of Work comes with assessment for each sport along with easy to use progression monitoring software. Schools using the progression monitoring software can track pupils and create personal profiles to help stretch and support learners.

Register for Bolton Primary School Scheme of Work

Register for Bolton PE SOW

Sign in to Bolton Primary School Scheme of Work

For more information contact Dale Spencer:
Dale.Spencer@bolton.gov.uk / 01204 331063 / 07827836187

The Beanbag Book

The beanbag book has been created to develop the physical development of children in a fun and engaging way. It provides a link with parents and activities are especially designed to allow families to develop balance, co-ordination and control from an early age. Children are encouraged to show an awareness of space while moving confidently and imaginatively. Healthy recipes are included so that families can recognise the importance of keeping healthy and what contributes to healthy living.

The Beanbag Book For more information please see our Beanbag infographic and contact us at:

sportandactiveliving@bolton.gov.uk / 01204 332323

Teacher Training

Bolton Council provide exciting and innovative Physical Education (PE) + Continuous Personal Development (CPD) teacher training days to support staff in developing skills to teach engaging and interesting PE lessons that involve all children making outstanding progress.

All of our PE CPD training embeds the new Ofsted requirements and helps teachers successfully lead outstanding lessons. Bolton Council can deliver CPD tailored to your schools needs, we currently offer Staff Meetings, Inset days and teacher support, delivering and observing PE lessons. This would including practical delivery, innovative ideas/games, inclusion, resources including iPads, interventions and challenging pupils.

Our PE CPD supports Physical Literacy by providing schools with simple and easy to understand guidance on the outcome of high quality PE and school sport. Bolton Council aims to build the motivation, confidence and physical competence through participation in physical activity.

Use your school sport premium to receive high quality CPD.

For more information contact us at:
sportandactiveliving@bolton.gov.uk / 01204 332323

Sports Reunited

  • Sports reunited is a project which aims to engage families as a whole in sport and physical activities
  • Deliver incentive schemes to keep families motivated
  • Train up volunteers and mentor to deliver community activity sessions such as Zumba and Handball
  • Sports Reunited has targeted four areas and deliver multi-sport activity sessions in each of these areas for families who wish to become more active in a fun and enjoyable way
  • Link in with other agencies and organisations such as the NHS to deliver healthy activity holiday programs
  • Encourage families to take part in activities in parks and open spaces.

Read Sports Reunited's End of Year Review 2015, Sports Reunited's First Year Review 2014 and Sports Reunited's 6 Month Report 2014.

For more information contact Ian Davies:
Ian.davies@bolton.gov.uk / 01204 334932 / 07747101706

Bikeability Bolton

Bolton Bikeability

Bikeability is Cycling Proficiency for the 21st century and is designed to give young people the skills and confidence to cycle safely on today’s roads. Bikeability training ensures life-long skills of safe cycling are ingrained at a young age, while encouraging a healthy lifestyle, boosting confidence and developing independence.

Bikeability is being delivered by Bolton Council. Your pupils will be offered high quality cycle training and will hopefully be inspired to continue cycling either for transport, leisure or sport.

Primary Schools: Level 1 and Level 2 will be delivered to pupils aged 10 and over. The Bikeability course lasts for eight hours, split over four two hour sessions. It is important that pupils are available for all four sessions.

Secondary Schools: Level 3 will be delivered to pupils in Year 7, 8 or 9. The Bikeability course lasts two hours. Pupils will be taken out onto the roads in groups of six with one Instructor to every two or three pupils.

See our Bikeability Bolton Guide and download our Parent Consent Form.

For more information please contact Jamie Agar:
jamie.agar@bolton.gov.uk / 01204 336843 / 077554117260

Support disability cycling

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to come and join our team and support disability cycling.

Support disability cycling poster

For a volunteer application form or more information please contact Jamie Agar:
jamie.agar@bolton.gov.uk / 01204 336843 / 077554117260

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