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Physical education and school sport: making a difference

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This pack is based entirely on the experiences of the schools involved in the physical education and school sport (PESS) investigation.

Since 2000, over 100 schools across England have worked with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to explore ways of meeting the Government’s aims for:

  • all pupils, whatever their circumstances and abilities, to be able to participate in and enjoy physical education (PE) and sport
  • 85% of 5-16 year olds to take part in a minimum of two hours of high quality PE and school sport each week by 2008, both within and beyond the curriculum.

All of these schools have had the vision and courage to experiment with new ideas and approaches. They have redesigned their PE curriculum, changed their teaching approaches, introduced new school sport activities, trained staff, bought resources and reorganised space. In doing so, they have not only shown that the Government’s aims are achievable, but also demonstrated that investing in PE and school sport can bring much broader benefits. Standards have risen in PE, school sport and across the curriculum. Behaviour has improved and leadership skills have developed. Learners have flourished in an atmosphere of excitement, energy and activity.



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Reference : DfES. (2007). Physical education and school sport: making a difference. London: TSO


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