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Labour's Sports Minister Clive Efford has said that schools need to diversify, with "expert coaching" in PE lessons.
Mr Efford added that the Government is "lacking" a strong framework for developing PE within schools.
Today an Ofsted report revealed the 'poor state' of PE lessons, as most fail to improve fitness.
An inspectorate has found that very few schools had set up programmes to meet the needs of youngsters who were overweight or obese.
The report, which has taken Ofsted four years to compile, added that very few schools played competitive sports to a very high level.
In a new PE curriculum published last week:
- Pupils aged five to seven should be taught to master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching, take part in team games and perform simple dances
- Pupils aged seven to 11 should play competitive games such as football, netball, rounders, cricket and hockey
- They must also be able to swim at least 25 metres
- Secondary school pupils should "use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in face-to face competition through team and individual games", develop technique, take part in outdoor and adventurous activities and compare their performances with previous ones
An Ofsted report has warned that pupils are not being challenged enough in PE lessons in schools.
It stated that teachers interrupted the lessons too often, preventing children from being physically active throughout lessons.
A report has revealed the poor state of physical education in schools, as most PE lessons are failing to improve fitness, and not enough youngsters are playing sport at a competitive level.
Ofsted have raised concerns over the lack of physical strenuous activity in lessons which fails to push the sportiest pupils or help those overweight.
The inspectorate said that PE lessons in around a third of primary schools, and a quarter of secondary schools, fail to meet standards.
The report added, however overall, the subject is in "good health" thanks to investment within the last decade.