Physical education is an important part of the primary curriculum and one that provides unique challenges for those involved with its teaching. This book offers a balanced and comprehensive overview of the subject, covering issues such as safe practice in PE, inclusion, subject leadership, and cross-curricular approaches supported by an accessible theory-informed approach. The Second Edition includes: • Links to the new National Curriculum in England • Each chapter mapped against the Teachers’ Standards • A new chapter on physical literacy and development in the early years and primary ages • A new chapter on health-focused education and the contribution of PE • Added case studies in every chapter • Enhanced coverage of assessment in PE This book includes a companion website with additional resources! This book includes a companion website with additional resources!

Inclusion in Physical Education

Inclusion in Physical Education

Chapter aims

  • To develop an understanding of inclusion as a principle in physical education
  • To review the range of educational needs evident in schools
  • To develop an understanding of how physical education can be modified to include all pupils
  • To understand the principles of differentiation

Links to Teachers’ Standards

In reading this chapter and completing the associated tasks you will be able to collect evidence in relation to the Teachers’ Standards (DfE, 2011) as detailed in Table 6.1.


Previously we have looked at the development of physical education over time and the theories of learning and the developing child. The next chapter will look at the range of different approaches to the teaching of physical education you can adopt. This chapter introduces you to ...

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