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Inclusion in physical education

Teachers may find the following additional information helpful when implementing the statutory inclusion statement: Providing effective learning opportunities for all pupils. Teachers need to consider the full requirements of the inclusion statement when planning for individuals or groups of pupils.

To overcome any potential barriers to learning in PE, some pupils may require:

  • adapted, modified or alternative activities that have integrity and equivalence to the activities in the programmes of study and that enable pupils to make progress

  • specific support to enable them to participate in certain activities or types of movement

  • careful management of their physical regime to allow for specific medical conditions.

Teachers also need to take account of pupils’ religious and cultural beliefs and practices by providing appropriate physical activity and opportunities for learning at times of fasting.

In assessment:

  • when pupils follow adapted or alternative activities, judgements against level descriptions should be made in the context of the activities undertaken by the pupil.

This content relates to the 1999 programmes of study and attainment targets.

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