Mark Carter, Ministry of Football: As some of you know, I am part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood. We have just completed our latest report, on PE, which launched this week. A link to this report is below: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/b6ac32ebdf72e70921b025526/files/PEreportFINAL.pdf And here is it...
The FZ PE Network started work in 2014, following in-depth audits in 11 of the FZ primary schools.
The Network meets once per term or half-term, and consists of PE Coordinators from each of the primary schools. We began in the first two years by exploring some the challenges and problems that were clearly highlighted in the audits, and common to all schools: the inclusion of girls, collecting assessment data, and increasing physical activity time in lessons. We typically host each Network meeting at a different primary school, and spend time where possible listening to how the PE Coordinator has tackled some of the problems in that school – thus attempting to share best practice.
This academic year (2018-19) we will focus on practical ways to bring the PE national curriculum to life, within the context of limited preparation time, small-spaces and multi-ability classes. For example, In our first meeting of this year we will look at how to manage difference within movement skill and invasion games using the STEPs (Space, Time, Equipment, People) framework.