Physical Education (377T)

High-quality PE is an entitlement for all pupils, regardless of their starting points or their prior experiences of sport and physical activity.

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.

It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

In PE, pupils learn increasingly intelligent movement and important knowledge that can reduce barriers to participation and inform their own healthy, active lifestyle choices. PE provides a gateway into the world of sport and physical activity.

Beyond physical participation, the traditions and cultural reference points associated with sport and physical activity are part of our shared heritage.

Without being taught the language of sport and physical activity, pupils can miss out on an enriching aspect of our communal life. Kretchmar, when discussing the importance of physical activity and play, states that participation makes ‘our lives go better, not just longer’. High-quality PE therefore is a physical and cultural entitlement. Ofsted Curriculum Review Series: PE (2022)

The PE training curriculum is designed to support you to deliver high quality teaching in any school context. It provides you with the best available evidence as well as practical support as you begin to develop your skills as a PE specialist. 

The curriculum is designed to extend your interest, knowledge and confidence in PE as a subject within the curriculum and to extend your development of an analytical and critical attitude towards the teaching and learning of PE.

In order to become an effective classroom teacher, trainees must be able to critically and realistically evaluate their own work, listen to the advice of others, and ensure progress through continuous reflection. The development of these skills runs through the entire course.


Courses can fill up at any time, so you should apply as soon as you can.

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