Please write in paragraphs! My suggestion is about getting value for money from our PE teachers. Now be honest - give most of your students a GCSE revision guide and most will get enough marks to get somewhere. Should we devote 1 hour a week of teaching time to the theory part of the subject where only 40% of exam goes towards the grade. And should 1/2 hours a week be devoted to 'practical' sessions - when the students are already having one PE lesson a week? It's all about value for money, tough times. With SSCO going, lets drop GCSE PE and stick the PE staff in primary schools. It's a suggestion, you may not agree but that's up to you. Yes. The language of football is universal. Many of my former students have improved their English playing football. Get the parents involved if possible. Sometimes this can't happen, but you can offer the activity to the pupil. Please don't complicate things. The prime age for learning new physical skills is between 7 and 11. You must introduce team games then. Start at 7/8. At 9/10 start to offer other activities such as net games and individual sports. You will get some pupils who want to continue in team games, some who don't and want to play individual sports. When they get to Y7 every pupil should have one sport (team or individual) that they play. Secondary schools need to pick up on this further devloping the teams and individual sports. Currently at Y7 you pile everyone together and start teaching the basics. One of my former pupils is learning how to do a Level 4 badminton serve. He is a county standard player! He can do that blindfolded. Another is a county standard team player, yet PE lessons are a waste and he is grouped with all abilities going over basic skills.