PE and sport

Boosting fitness skills with PE homework

The homework debate does not often stretch to PE – but should it? Child development specialist Tania Swift discusses introducing PE homework to boost the activity of our pupils out of school


Best practice: Spending the Sport Premium

Making good use of the PE and Sport Premium is a key challenge for England’s primary schools – especially as it looks like the funding will be around for some years yet. Suzanne O’Connell looks at new research into the best practices that are emerging


Sport at the heart of education

Tom Donohoe’s school is known as ‘the PE school’. He reflects on why their extensive sports provision and support for other schools in this area is so important to them


Spending the Sport Premium effectively

Government research suggests that the PE and Sport Premium funding is having a positive impact on primary school sports provision. Suzanne O’Connell finds out how some schools have been using the money.



What will be the sport premium’s legacy?

Primary schools are diligently making use of their primary sport premium, but will this pump-priming see any long-term benefit, or is it another flash in the political pan?


Case study: A living Olympic legacy

A year on from the London Olympics Nick Bannister revisits a Cornish school to find out how the leadership is not only keeping the Games’ legacy alive, but is spreading it far and wide


Teaching effective, high quality sport

How can school leaders support their teachers to lead PE effectively and to ensure that their pupils experience high quality PE? Headteacher Tom Donohoe offers his strategies and advice


Looking for the Olympic legacy

London 2012 has captured the imaginations of primary schools across the country, but what of the prospects for a legacy that will last well beyond the closing ceremony? Nick Bannister reports


Let the games begin

With London 2012 just around the corner, Tom Donohoe tells us how his school is using the Olympics to inspire pupils and staff

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