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Sports: Curriculum

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what place there will be for co-operative sport in the new primary curriculum. (246538)

The detail of the revised primary curriculum will be set out in the final report of the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum in spring 2009. The Independent Review is working with the Association for Physical Education, the Youth Sports Trust and other relevant organisations to develop physical education content, including co-operative sport, in the new primary curriculum.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what part physical education lessons will play in the new primary curriculum. (246539)

Physical education will continue to play an important part in the primary curriculum. The detail of the knowledge, skills and understanding all primary aged pupils should be taught in physical education and other subject areas will be set out in the final report of the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum next spring.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment has been made of the impact of the provision of the new primary curriculum relating to physical education on childhood obesity rates. (246540)

No assessment has been made. The Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum has only published an interim report. The interim report makes explicit the link between physical development and health. Work is currently taking place on the detailed content of the programmes of learning to be published with the final report next spring.