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Let's Make Scotland More Active: A strategy for physical activity

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Let's Make Scotland More Active: A strategy for physical activity

Annex B
The characteristics of quality PE

Quality PE emphasises the movement, knowledge and behavioural skills for being involved in physical activity throughout people's lifetimes.

It is based on the national achievement targets that define what pupils should know and be able to do.

It offers a range of appropriate physical activity experiences that:

  • offer pupils worthwhile and enjoyable physical activity experiences;

  • meet the needs of all pupils;

  • keep pupils actively involved for most of the class time;

  • include co-operative and competitive experiences;

  • develop and maintain pupils' self-confidence; and

  • help pupils evaluate their performance.

  • It is delivered by appropriately-trained teachers who:

  • assess pupils' progress towards appropriate national achievement targets; and

  • promote physical activity within and outside school.