|dc.description.abstract||Research highlights the value of PE in schools and the need for high
quality PE is well recognised by sports educators and the government.
Although the value of this is prevalent, research has found barriers in
delivering high quality consistently across schools. The present study aims to
explore further into the prevalence of high quality PE in Secondary Schools in
South Wales, highlighting areas of success and discussing barriers that may
have influence on the delivery of high quality PE.
In order to discuss these issues and collate data, semi structured
interviews with four experiences, male and female Heads of Departments took
place. The research took on a qualitative design approach through means of
an inductive analysis.
From this, four key themes emerged these being, barriers in delivering
high quality PE split into time constraints and facilities/funding, health fitness
and well being and finally support from key stakeholders in helping to deliver
The results highlighted areas of particular success as well as barriers
to preventing high quality from being achieved. The findings of the study
suggested that these barriers need to be considered further when trying to
ensure that high quality PE is being delivered to all learners within secondary
schools and could promote further research into how these barriers can be