Planning for the future in Physical Education
After a year like no other and with TAGs now completed, hero PE leaders across the world are starting to look forward and plan curriculum maps for the next academic year.
I would love to know what you are planning and why.
Are you sticking to the same traditional curriculum or are you going to seize this opportunity to make a difference to your young people and give them the tools to protect and build their mental health now and in the future as part of a broad and balanced PE curriculum?
Covid has exacerbated many of the prevalent mental health issues young people were suffering from before the pandemic and I would urge you to consider what you can do as a PE leader to improve the situation for young people when planning your PE curriculum next year.
A number of trailblazing schools in the UK and Internationally are incorporating building mental fitness programs into a range of activities so that as many young people as possible can take on proactive self-care strategies to improve their mental health.
They are strengthening their practice in identifying students who are struggling, building their confidence, self kindness, using worries as a positive, creating plans for dream futures, moulding healthy habits, eradicating unhealthy habits and giving students the skills to access the four happiness chemicals.
Innovative schools such as one of our partner schools featured in last months blog, City Academy Norwich, are delivering these lessons in a range of activities such as circuit training, yoga and walking for health to ensure that all their students are still receiving a broad and balanced PE curriculum that meets the students' individual needs.
Alongside complementary RSHE lessons & a comprehensive form time program, the results have been staggering at CAN leading to healthier happier young people, calmer behaviour around school, enhanced relationships with students and staff, and improved attendance, progress and attainment across the school.
Here at Future Action, we have partnered with over 100 teachers and 10,000 students across the world in a range of settings from Primary to Secondary, International Schools to Special Schools this academic year to embed these transformational strategies and enable PE leaders to have a whole school impact.
If you would like to join this movement of inspirational teachers but are not sure where to start, then the Future Action Building Mental Fitness course teaches you and your team how to set up an outstanding program with easy to follow videos and editable resources to save you hours of time.
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