Primary Physical Education has become a growing area of political, societal and professional interest over recent years, with the important role of Physical Education starting to be recognised. In response to a growing community of professionals and academics, Dr Gerald Griggs, from UCFB, and Dr Vicky Randall, from the University of Winchester, both members of the APPG on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, have launched a new collective called the Primary Physical Education Assembly (PPEA). The Assembly is for anyone who wants to KNOW more, DO something or INSPIRE others in the field of Primary Physical Education.
The aims of the PPEA are:
- improve the confidence and competence of all children who participate in Primary Physical Education
- further the improvement of Primary Physical Education practice
- bring together stakeholders who have a shared interest in Primary Physical Education
- advocate Primary Physical Education as a school subject
The Assembly’s website www.ppea.org.uk is a ‘one stop shop’ community for Primary Physical Education and holds a central repository of books, academic papers and links. It plans to host its own events and promote the work of wider Primary Physical Education community groups over the coming months.
The APPG on a Fit and Healthy Childhood have produced two reports on Physical Education. These reports have attracted academic colleagues from a number of Higher Education Institutions in England to promote within them, evidence-based practice for primary Physical Education in schools help and shape the direction of future Primary Physical Education policy.
If you would like to contact the PPEA and suggest ideas, links or events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @PPEA_org.