Advice & Information - Muslim Girls and PE and Sport
Shared Practical Guidance from Birmingham Schools 2008
The NDTA was one of the organisations consulted for Birmingham City Council’s guidance document on improving participation of Muslim Girls in PE and Sport. You can download the full document using the link on the right.
In offering support to improve the inclusion of Muslim girls in physical education, the intention of this guidance is to be sensitive to the needs of the diverse Muslim population and to the realities of resourcing and practice in schools. Local solutions are required because the needs, resources and feasible solutions are unique to each school. While Health and Safety legislation and the Education Act is fixed, in most instances negotiation can determine a more satisfactory outcome than a mandatory framework. This document contains clarifications and recommendations that have grown out of city-wide research including multiple contributors from schools (headteachers, parents and pupils), community practitioners, providers and related national associations.