Emma Seith

Joined-up approach to music and PE across the age range

Pioneering council trials a coordinated approach that sees specialists teach in both primary and secondary

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Primary specialists delivering art, PE and music are under threat as budgets shrink.

However, one council says it is ensuring their “longevity” by moving towards a model where all PE and music staff teach across primary and secondary.

The PE department at Larbert High, in Falkirk, has 23 staff members and all bar one teach in the secondary and its seven feeder primary schools. The school was the first in Falkirk to deliver PE and music in primary and secondary in a pilot launched in 2014; last year Grangemouth High and its four feeder primaries also got on board.

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