ATTITUDES TO SPORT

PESSYP

PESSYP

The Physical Education and Sport Strategy for Young People (PESSYP) has had a major say on sport in schools including Physical Education. Its key aims are:

      • 5 hour offer or 5 x 60 or 16+ 5 hours more likely to be out of school
      • 2 hours curriculum time for PE
      • 3 hours extra-curricular time

There are ten strands to PESSYP:

  • Club links: schools can create better links with clubs by working with national government bodies.
  • Competition: schools should take part in the National School Sport Week as well as organising intra and inter school competitions.
  • Coaching: more funding can be provided for school coaches.
  • Continuing professional development: this is for teachers and is aimed at them developing new skills through training programmes like the National CDP programme and LDA courses.
  • Gifted and Talented: this is aimed at discovering talent within schools.
  • Swimming: this is focused on increasing the number of pupils swimming with a goal of at least 25m.
  • Leadership and volunteering: this aims to get more young people volunteering and engaged with their community.
  • Disability: the goal is to get more people with disabilities involved in sport and was set up by Multi-Sport Disability Clubs.
  • Extending activities: this looks at activities outside the regular types found in schools.
  • Infrastructure: this focuses on school sport partnerships and specialist school colleges.

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A Top Tip!

Make a copy of this section and put in a place that you often look at. i.e. front of a journal, next to a mirror, on a kitchen cupboard door, etc. That way you can do some cheeky PE revision whilst doing those things you have to do!

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