The statements below provide the minimum content for Physical Education.
Pupils should be enabled to:
- plan and participate in a regular, frequent and balanced programme of physical activity that:
- develops their interests and talents;
- extends their knowledge, understanding and skills; and
- contributes to and helps sustain a healthy and active lifestyle;
- evaluate their own performances and that of others;
- recognise and manage risk and apply safe principles and procedures before, during and after physical activity;
- experience and understand different roles in a range of physical activities; and
- know how to access sporting and recreational opportunities in the local and wider community.
Post-primary schools are required to provide pupils with a broad and balanced education. They therefore must provide at least one course related to each area of learning.
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Resources and Useful Links
A thematic unit which helps schools celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games (but can be adapted to celebrate other international sporting events).
This website includes key information about concussion and what action to take if concussion is suspected. The website also provides multi-media teaching aids and other useful resources to help get the important message across to pupils of all ages. Take a look at the new Recognise and Remove website.
The Guardian Teacher Network From cricket to dance, the Guardian Teacher Network has physical education teaching resources to inject new ideas and best practice into your lessons.
Spark Physical Education Sample lesson plans based on inclusive, fun PE games.
Teaching Ideas – PE A large collection of ideas and free downloadable resources to use in physical education lessons.
BBC Bitesize GCSE PE A selection of revision materials on Performing Sport, Practical Performance and The Body.