Research from Sport England’s Active Lives survey shows that physical literacy is vitally important to children and young people’s physical activity levels. Furthermore, the UK Government has stated that physical literacy will be a key principle underpinning any new national sport plan and is a key focus for physical education.

Yet the term ‘physical literacy’ will, and can, mean different things to different people and organisations.

This project aims to develop a Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England to hopefully catalyse efforts to adopt, support and promote physical literacy in practice.

The consensus statement aims to provide a shared understanding of physical literacy, including a definition and explanation of what physical literacy is, why it is important, and how physical literacy can be supported.

We want to establish a shared understanding of physical literacy that works across people and organisations. We are therefore aiming to develop a consensus statement that can be understood by the average person – whether it be a parent, teacher, coach, healthcare professional, policymaker, or any other member of the public – and is applicable across sport, health, education, and community sectors, ‘uniting’ perspectives on physical literacy.

Find out more about how you can get involved with the Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England project by exploring the tabs on this microsite.