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Over the summer, we commissioned a research project, asking 100 headteachers and 500 children aged 5-11 about their thoughts on physical activity in their school, the legacy of the 2012 Games, and the role of primary schools in ensuring children become physically literate. The results are quite interesting!
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Assessing your PE and Sport provision
YST have produced a handy self-evaluation tool to help you assess your current PE and sport provision and identify priorities for development.


Youth Sport Trust primary school membership
A great way to get CPD support and access to host of resources, conferences and work towards your school Quality Mark to signify outstanding practice.


Using your Sport Premium funding – 2 very helpful guides
Take a look at the government’s guidance on how to spend your Sport Premium funding, along with some great advice from the Youth Sport Trust – use these in conjunction with the YST self evaluation tool for outstanding PE provision.

HealthyChildren_09  Financial Management  HealthyChildren_09 YST

Physical Activity and Body Image in Children
An interesting report by Make Time 2 Play, highlighting the importance of play, sport and physical activity from a young age and its link to body image and confidence.



PE lesson warm up and cool down ideas
Take a look at these great resources for PE lessons, with activities based on everything from getting ready for school, animals and even pasta!


PE Primary
Some more handy resources and videos to help plan your PE lessons


TES Resources for KS1 and KS2 PE

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‘Not enough strenuous activity’ in school PE HealthyChildren_09

Could making PE a core subject help combat childhood obesity? HealthyChildren_09

PE funding – ‘administrative error’ panics schools HealthyChildren_09

Developing movement skills for life – the importance of fundamental movement skills HealthyChildren_09