Welcome for more funding for primary sports specialists

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NAHT welcomes the government announcement of £360,000 funding for more primary sports specialists

 Russell Hobby, general secretary of NAHT said:We welcome this new funding for primary sports specialists. Properly deployed they can raise the skill and confidence of all staff in teaching PE. They can broaden the range of sport and exercise on offer and help nurture a new generation of athletes. 

 

“It is vital that we maintain a broad and balanced curriculum and start children on healthy habits early. Teachers in primary schools have to be 'masters of all trades' but specialist support can back them up. 

“NAHT has, over the past few years been working closely with sports organisations to call for a  long term vision for primary PE which included a team of specially trained teachers to help develop expertise in sport.  It is rewarding to see this come to fruition.”

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