School & Physical Education. What you need to know: The reasons why PE is taught in schools What needs to be included in a PE programme What the PESSCL strategy is and the impact that it has had What the 8 strands are that make up the strategy
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What you need to know:
What you need to be able to do :
Explain the reasons PE is taught in schools
Identify the 6 different areas of the PE National Curriculum
Explain the 8 strands of the PESSCL strategy
Explain how the PESSCL and the PESSYP are linked
Describe the 4 core themes of the National Healthy Schools Programme
Explain how a schools’ facilities, staff attitudes and club links can impact on extra curricular provision
Schools play a very important part in promoting and encouraging participation in sport and physical activity.
“You are evidence of that yourself!”
Schools have been influential in the promotion of physical activities for centuries in the UK. School days give children a chance to try out different physical activities.
All: Understand what the National Curriculum and the
National Healthy Schools programme are.
Most: Explain the purpose and the impact of
these initiatives on school sport AND complete
the 3-in-row task.
Some: Suggest the impact that decreased funding to
these initiatives will have on school sport
6 activity areas:
KS3 - (Yr7-9)– A school’s PE programme should cover at least 4 of the above.
KS4 - (Yr10-11) A school’s PE programme should cover at least 2 of the above.
Extra-curricular activities commonly include:
swimming squash rock climbing
archery dance rugby
cricket trekking golf
tennis sailing skate boarding
Physical Education and School Sport and Club Links
Introduced in 2003 with a target to:
‘increase the percentage of schoolchildren who spend a minimum of 2hrs a week on high quality PE and school sport within and beyond the curriculum to 75% by 2006 and 85% by 2008’
PE and Sport Strategy for Young People
-2hrs curriculum time
-3hrs beyond the curriculum
- Club links (NGB’s)
- Coaching – More funds given for School Sport Coaching
- Competition – Formation of National School Sport Week
- Disability – 450 Multi-sport disability clubs established
- Extending Activities – Activities beyond traditonal sports e.g. cheerleading, skateboarding, Wii sports
- Gifted and Talented – Providing support for exceptional young athletes
- Infrastructure – School Sport Partnerships
- Leadership and volunteering – Extending the Step Into Sport initiative
- Swimming – Increasing opportunities
- Are happier
- Are healthier
- Stay safe
- Do better in learning and life
4 Core themes:
1. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
(citizenship, sex/relationship/drug education, provides knowledge and understanding
for young people to make informed decisions about their lives)
2. Healthy Eating
(Provide children with confidence and knowledge to make healthy eating choices,
provide children with healthy, nutritious food)
3. Physical Activity
(Children and young people provided with a variety of opportunities to be physically
active, help them understand how maintaining a healthy, active, lifestyle can improve
4. Emotional Health and Wellbeing
(supports vulnerable individuals, clear bullying policy, behaviour and rewards policies,
pastoral support system for pupils)
Questions relating to why PE is compulsory in school are popular (likely to be linked with associated health issues)
Questions are likely to be asked about impact of PESSCL/PESSYP strategies (use examples from DSHS)
You need to be able to link the 4 core themes of the National Healthy Schools Programme (and link with PE curriculum)
It is important that you can describe/discuss what extra-curricular provision actually consists of, state why it is important and advantages that are gained from it.
Using the information that you now possess on the PE National Curriculum, have a go at planning at Y8 Timetable for a boys and girls group – you must ensure the curriculum expectations are met fully.
(Write the sport and the activity area e.g.)
As long as all the NC criteria is followed –
there is no right or wrong answer.
Create the mark scheme for 3 questions from the grid in front of you. Your 3 questions must be in a row. (Try to pick the questions that challenge you at the right level)
Your mark scheme should provide three times the available marks.
Example: ‘Identify 1 of the PE National Curriculum activity areas’
Answer: Outwitting Opponents 
– correct but other answers would also be acceptable (at least 2 others must be given to meet the task requirements)
Accurate Replication of actions, phrases and sequences 
Performing at Maximum levels 
The following are all initiatives introduced as part of the PESSCL strategy.
Find out what each of the following is and produce notes that will enable you to explain to another person next lesson:
Due Tuesday 20th September