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As “PE With Joe Wicks” comes to an end, a BERA Blog highlights the marginalisation of PE within the Curriculum

In a BERA Blog this week,Julie Stirrup, Oliver Hooper, Rachel Sandford, Jo Harris,Ash Casey and Lorraine Cale from Loughborough University argue that the marginalisation of PE within the curriculum has been highlighted by the reliance of the nation on Joe Wick’s ’PE lessons’ during the lockdown. They argue that Wicks’ welcome inspiration to get active should not be seen as a replacement for the significant role that qualified teachers can play in providing meaningful and progressive learning through high-quality PE that recognises and meets the needs of all students and supports children’s holistic development.

Remarks from the blog authors were featured in this BBC News article here

 

You can read the BERA Blog here

Oliver Hooper, Dr

Research Associate at Loughborough University

Dr. Oliver Hooper is a Research Associate within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, having graduated with a PhD from the same institution in 2018. Oliver’s research explores young people’s...

Ash Casey, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University

Ash Casey completed a BSc in Sport Studies at West London Institute of Higher Education (1990-1993) before completing a Graduate Certificate in Education in Physical Education at Brunel University College (1995 -1996). On graduating he taught in...

Julie Stirrup, Dr

Loughborough University

Dr Julie Stirrup is a lecturer in physical education and sport pedagogy in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. She is a former physical education (PE) teacher and currently teaches on the undergraduate...

Rachel Sandford, Dr

Loughborough University

Dr Rachel Sandford is a senior lecturer in young people and sport in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. She also leads the undergraduate sport science, coaching and physical education programme, as well...

Jo Harris, Professor

Loughborough University

Jo Harris is a professor of physical education and sport pedagogy and director of teacher education at Loughborough University. Jo taught in secondary schools for 12 years and has been a teacher educator for 32 years. During her time as director...

Lorraine Cale, Professor

Loughborough University

Lorraine Cale is a professor in physical education and sport pedagogy and the associate dean, teaching in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, and an adjunct professor at the University of Limerick in...