Teaching safety - promoting effective learning

This chapter focuses on the importance of promoting relevant and effective student learning about risk management and keeping safe in and through the context of physical education, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA).

How can you make effective use of this section?

This chapter supports the strategic planning of ‘teaching safety’ within schools. The sections highlight aspects of learning that are relevant to PESSPA. Teachers can select and prioritise learning objectives and outcomes that are most relevant to the needs and stages of development of their students, and that complement and build on similar learning embedded in other parts of their curriculum. The learning tasks and links with other sources of information and resources provide examples of how this learning can be made explicit, well informed, progressive, inclusive, relevant, interesting, fun and, wherever possible, practical.