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Sport England has recently announced its plan to launch a new £13.5m scheme to train 17,000 teachers in delivering effective PE & Sports in secondary schools. 

With recent studies showing that a third of Primary School pupils leave school overweight or obese, and a quarter of the nations adults classed as ‘inactive’, Sport England are committed to ensuring students are entering and leaving secondary school education with an ‘active’ lifestyle.

The scheme will run through the national network of Teaching School Alliances, with the main aim of training teachers in new activities such as Zumba and Volleyball, as well as encouraging schools to value PE and Sport.

Jennie Price, the Chief Executive at Sports England said: ‘While some youngsters have a great experience of PE and Sport, others don’t, and our research shows that can put them off being active for life. This programme is designed to stop that happening.’

Sport England’s programme is the first major investment into school PE and Sports since 2008, and aims to build and enhance existing good practice , as well as support necessary improvements for all young people.

The programme was rolled out in September and will continue to run until 2021.

Want to get your school involved?

Contact your Teaching School Alliance and request to register your interest.