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Physical Education is an important part of the primary curriculum and one that provides unique challenges for those involved with its teaching. Teaching Primary Physical Education provides a concise overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding required for the confident teaching of physical education in primary schools.

Author Julia Lawrence offers a balanced and comprehensive overview of the subject, covering issues such as safe practice in PE, inclusion, subject leadership and cross-curricular approaches to physical education supported by an accessible theory-informed approach.

Teaching Primary Physical Education is supported by a companion website http://www.sagepub.co.uk/lawrence, which includes further practical examples of applications, links to relevant literature and teaching resources, offering further student-friendly material for use across different physical disciplines.

This is essential reading for all students studying primary physical education courses including undergraduate, graduate, and employment-based routes into teaching and also for those on Sports Studies courses with a Primary PE component.

Physical Education and the Wider Community
Physical education and the wider community

Physical education has always been supported by the wider community. All primary schools will have associated secondary schools where pupils transfer at the end of their primary education. Local authorities provide facilities to support physical activity, for example local sports centres. Some organisations have sports development officers. These might be employed by the local education authorities or an equivalent organisation and may be linked to specific governing bodies. You are also likely to find that local clubs and organisations offer links into junior ...

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