Falkirk Council

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Press Release

More PE for Primary School Pupils

Plans have been put in place to deliver at least two hours of physical education to every primary school pupil across the Falkirk Council area by 2014.

Members at Tuesday’s (October 30) Education Committee approved an action plan which sets out how the Council will achieve the Government target of two hours PE per week for all school pupils.

While all secondary schools are delivering two hours of quality PE each week, a recent survey showed that there were inconsistencies in local primary schools due to a number of reasons and limited facilities.

New proposals aim to ensure that every primary school pupil will receive their two hour entitlement by 2014 and includes:

  • Recruitment of two PE specialists to implement the action plan
  • Ensure that PE is in all School Improvement Plans
  • An audit of suitable space in primary schools
  • Create a plan with each school not meeting the two hour PE target

Councillor Alan Nimmo, Convener of Education said: “We’ve taken a close look at how we can improve the delivery of physical education in our primary schools.

“Today’s proposals will put in place a robust system to address the identified challenges which will provide each and every pupil with two hours of quality PE each week.”

Falkirk Council has a team of trained primary PE specialists who will be key to the delivery of two hours of PE each week.

- Falkirk Council ( 01/11/2012 )

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