Resource Library

Through years of experience and as a result of working in partnership with schools, Youth Sport Trust has developed a wide range of resources to help schools harness the power of PE and school sport. If you cannot find what you're looking for email the membership team and let us know.

In this section it is possible to view our resource library, which is a collection of downloadable documents, presentations and films. All of which are designed to share our knowledge and understanding of how schools can use PE and school sport to improve the wellbeing, leadership skills and achievement of all children across the whole school. 

In order to access the full resource library you will need to be a registered Youth Sport Trust Member

Developing an outstanding PE department

The following extensive resource was developed with PE departments across the country and based upon Ofsted reports when PE specific inspections were undertaken.
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Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools

In 2011, the World Health Organization claimed that childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. In August 2016, the government published ‘Childhood...
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Want a world leading PE department?

Will Swaithes, Head of PE and Achievement at the Youth Sport Trust, shares his thoughts in 10 simple steps.
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Improving wellbeing though secondary PE

Whilst we all want to see Physical Education taught in a physical setting, with a significant proportion of moderate to vigorous physical activity, the subject can evolve to put more...
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Key Stage 2 Swimming

A new requirement for reporting on Primary PE and Sport Premium includes schools publishing how many pupils by the end of Key Stage 2 are meeting the national curriculum requirements...
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The Impact of Pupil Behaviour and Wellbeing on educational outcomes

A paper by Leslie Morrison Gutman andJohn Vorhaus, Institute of Education, University of London.
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Case study - Pleckgate High School

YST Schools Network Director, Stuart Kay visited Pleckgate High School which is a YST Level 2 member school with a silver Quality Mark.
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School Sport in England

This briefing paper provides more information on school sport policies and more recent developments in the provision of PE and sport in schools.
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Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

The Healthy Pupils Capital Fund is intended to improve children’s and young people’s physical and mental health.
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Re-imagining the Future of Secondary PE

YST's response to the decline of physical education as a curriculum subject.
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PE2020 Active Healthy Minds

Between September 2015 and July 2017 the Youth Sport Trust (YST) implemented the PE2020 Active Healthy Minds approach across secondary schools in Northamptonshire.
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Sporting Future Second Annual Report

Sporting Future set out a new government vision to redefine what success looks like in sport by concentrating on five key outcomes.
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Primary PE Leads

Following a pleasing number of expressions of interest the Youth Sport Trust has appointed nine Primary PE leads to support with messaging and engagement in primary pe across the country.
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