If a whole school approach to physical activity is to be effective, it is essential that senior management are engaged early on and are committed to this. An effective way to engage senior management is to identify the key benefits to the school community of adopting a whole school approach to the promotion of physical activity. The rationale provided in the Physical Activity Policy Template provides some ideas and further relevant information can be found in the Facts and Figures section. Below are links to other resources you may find useful in engaging senior management. Practical Tips: Making the case for curricular PE Other downloadable resources:Playground Fun: Health issues: the importance of being active An article provided on the DCMS' Playground Fun website PE and sport - changing schools for the better QCA (2006) A promotional leaflet highlighting the main ways in which PE and sport have brought about whole-school improvement in the schools and partnerships involved in the PE and School Sport investigation. Outcomes of Zoneparc Youth Sport Trust, DCSF, Nike In partnership with Nike and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), Youth Sport Trust have developed Zoneparc/Sporting Playgrounds - a playground improvement project that aims to tackle social exclusion and increase the activity levels of young people. This document summarises how this project has counteracted many of the social and behavioural problems encountered by young people and offered opportunities to enjoy new activities. Research on Zoneparc Youth Sport Trust, Dcsf, Nike Monitoring and evaluation of the Zoneparc project has enabled the success of the project in changing the culture of primary school playgrounds to be measured. Couch Kids BHF (2004) A report outlining current statistics and research on physical activity and young people in the UK. Includes policy recommendations to the various agencies that have a part to play in promoting more health-enhancing physical activity for young people.