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The United Learning PE and Health curriculum

Background and context Over the past 12-18 months, the PE and sport network of United Learning has have been developing a curriculum and assessment framework ready for teaching from September 2016. This follows the lead given in English and maths

Of the students I taught, it is those who are now teachers rather than elite athletes of whom I am most proud

There is so much to commend in Ofsted’s recent report ‘Going the extra mile: Excellence in competitive school sport’. On the back of co-editing ‘The A-Z of School Improvement through PE and Sport’ (#AZPE) it was incredibly heartening to read

Fit to Teach

Guest blog by Jenny  Pacey and Wayne Gordon, United Learning Sports Ambassadors. Teaching is a demanding profession, both physically and mentally. Sustaining a high level of teaching requires a great deal of energy. The purpose of this blog is to

Emma Wiggs – The Value of Determination

Emma Wiggs is a former PE teacher. Despite her disability, she was determined to teach PE in a mainstream school. Yet within a year of taking up her post it became clear that she was in with a great chance

An Uncommon Experience

Last Tuesday morning at Portcullis House. I’d been called to give evidence in front of the Education Select Committee as part of their School Sport inquiry. There were nerves. I was anxious to contribute effectively to the Inquiry and to

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