£500K for schools to trial new Ofsted-friendly PE

TES is reporting that nine schools are to share a £500,000 grant to trial new ways to engage the least active pupils in PE lessons – and to meet new Ofsted inspection requirements.

The Department for Education said the cash will also help them to develop the skills and confidence of PE teachers and “test new ways to provide high-quality PE lessons that meet Ofsted’s new inspection framework, which requires schools to create opportunities for children to be physically active across the day”.

It includes £1.6 million to enable schools to open up their sports facilities to communities after school and in the school holidays.

The cash will also help schools in 19 areas to form partnerships with local sports clubs and sport providers through the Active Partnerships network, supported by Sport England.

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