Last reviewed on 26 August 2021
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Find out how to monitor physical education (PE) in your school including what questions you can ask, so you can challenge your school leaders effectively.

Know what a high-quality PE curriculum looks like

Your school’s PE curriculum should:

  • Inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to:
    • Become physically confident
    • Compete in sport and other activities to build character and embed values such as fairness and respect

This is explained on page 79 of the Governance Handbook.

You don't need to get bogged down in the operational details of how teachers will deliver PE in your school. If you're interested, you can find the national curriculum requirements for PE here.

Monitor PE in the same way you monitor the curriculum more broadly

You’ll do this through:

Primary schools: you’ll also