Youth Sport Trust Headteacher Ambassadors
Secondary PE research
Thank you for engaging with us and supporting our quest to re-position secondary PE to take it’s rightful place at the heart of a broad and balanced curriculum, delivering the broadest and widest of educational benefits, not least in tackling the issues surrounding students’ declining wellbeing and mental health.
As the recently started new Schools’ Network Director, I wanted to draw your attention to the recent media coverage we have had regarding this issue, and specifically presenting the findings of our 60 Second survey, which I have provided links below. We, at Youth Sport Trust are committed to providing a national voice for our schools, headteachers and teachers.
- Original press release - 'Research finds whistle being blown on secondary PE'
- Tes article - 'PE 'spiralling downward' as quarter of secondaries cut classes'
- Daily Telegraph article - 'Schools scrap PE time because of exam pressure'
- BBC Radio 5 Live piece featuring Ali Oliver (skip to around 9 minutes in)
- Ali Oliver blog - 'Let's make history and bring about a PE evolution'
- Will Swaithes blog - 'Secondary PE - time to step up and be counted?'
- Twitter statistic infographic
Please do what you can to engage with, promote and drive this agenda. We are now live with this campaign, it is gaining excellent traction and any opportunity to showcase how you PE has been given its rightful high profile and/or re-imagined in your schools to better meet the physical, social and emotional wellbeing needs of all your students, and thus achievement, would be greatly appreciated. For those of you on social media, please do help us by engaging with the debate by tweeting @YouthSportTrust!
Thank you all so much for your support.
Schools Network Director
Our Headteacher Ambassadors are part of a national network that informs local and national policy makers in education, sport and health as well as contributing to our strategy and future direction.
Blue: Headteacher, Red: Development Managers
See below for our national network of over 4,000 member schools that are at the heart of our mission.
Yellow: Level 1, Blue: Level 2, Red: Level 3
HTA Regional Conferences 2018
Thursday 27 September, St Lukes School, Exeter
Friday 28 September, Chelsea FC, London
Thursday 4 October, Holywell Park, Loughborough
Friday 5 October, Leeds FC, Leeds
What levels of membership are there?
There are three levels of membership available: