School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


12 Dec 2017

Dr Jo Harris advises on improving PE provision in schools at Westminster

Dr Jo Harris was invited to present at the Westminster Education Forum in November 2017 on improving PE provision in schools.

During her presentation, Jo expressed concerns about the PE and Sport Premium funding not being used wisely in some schools, resulting in PE being placed in the hands of non-qualified teachers. 

Jo made a plea for specialist PE teachers in primary schools and for PE to be a core subject in the National Curriculum in order to sincerely address key public health concerns relating to physical inactivity and childhood obesity.