This Ofsted survey report is based on evidence from inspections of physical education between September 2008 and July 2012. Inspectors visited 120 primary schools, 110 secondary schools and 7 special schools. This report draws also on evidence from 4 visits to schools to observe good practice in physical education (PE).
Part A provides an overview of findings about pupils’ achievement, the quality of teaching and the curriculum, and the leadership and management of PE. It evaluates the impact of the recommendations made in an earlier report, ‘Working towards 2012 and beyond’. It recommends actions to secure further improvement in the quality of school PE. Part B identifies the common weaknesses seen in PE and what the best schools have done to overcome these.