Excuse primary staff from games

17th November 2000 at 00:00
IN response to Janette Wolf's Another Voice article on primary sport (TES, November 3) may I make a suggestion?

I am over 40 and overweight! Although an active sportswoman in my youth, I am hardly a good role model for my Year 4 class. Why not train (younger) non-teachers as PE specialists, perhaps employed by two or three neighbouring schools, to give good quality E teaching? At the same time, this would go some way to giving primary teachers a little desperately needed non-

contact time. Some of those involved might even go on to train as teachers too.

Why not extend the idea to music which is also neglected in many primary schools?

Jane Duffield

10 Pinewood Close

Anstey Heights


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