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Disability Equality - Inclusion in PE

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Summary

Discussing the importance of inclusion for disabled pupils in relation to sports lessons at secondary school.

Schools are required to ensure that pupils of all abilities have equal access to the full range of activities that take place within school, including sport.

Despite this legal requirement, a survey carried out by the children's charity, Whizz-Kidz, found that a third of pupils with disabilities felt excluded from PE.

At Ipsley Middle School in Redditch, children in wheelchairs are even included in hurdling. The school's subject leader for PE explains that it just means giving a little more time and thought to lesson preparation.

The school has also found that other children are just as keen to include and assist children with disabilities during games.

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