The Youth Sport Trust has responded to the Government's review of the National Curriculum. The review seeks views on the content and format of a new National Curriculum.
In the Trust's response we outline our vision for a progression-focused PE curriculum that requires pupils to first learn "ABCs of movement", such as running and jumping, before building advanced physical movement, tactical and aesthetic skills in key sports. We call for a "stage not age" approach to PE in order to reflect that fact that all children develop and progress at different rates in PE given the differences in physical development among children.
We also highlight the importance of allowing teachers to deliver PE programmes that engage with all young people - including those who have traditionally been less likely to be involved in sport and physical activity.
Commenting on the response Jo Colin, Head of PE Strategy at the Youth Sport Trust, said:
"We are delighted that PE will remain a core subject in the National Curriculum. Our response highlights our passionate belief in the power of PE and sport to improve young people's lives and to raise attainment levels across the curriculum."