A PE Specialist in relation to Primary School Level is not necessarily a school teacher.

A school teacher can teach up to 14 subjects!

During their training, PE is very much seen by the government as a less important subject.

Why Physical Education is important in early years

Recent studies show that a child’s key physical development is between 4-9 years of age.

We need to capture them at this crucial age:

  • Feed them with inspiring PE lessons
  • Set the essential PE foundations (e.g. movement, receiving, catching winning and losing)
  • Introduce them to sporting values and give them positive experiences

If not, how can we change them at secondary school when their mindset is fixed in a negative state towards PE?

This is not a swipe at teachers at all, but unfortunately, the system is letting them down!

Teachers are not required to hold any NGB Qualification to deliver PE. This means that a primary school qualified teacher could be teaching your child:

  • Gymnastics, Football, Tag Rugby
  • Writing a PE curriculum
  • Taking on the PE coordinator role
  • Manage the school teams at competitions

All this without having received the correct training. What’s the solution?

Why training is important

To deliver a PE curriculum including various sports, your coach/teacher needs to have relevant and accredited qualifications to offer the PE curriculum your school desires.

‘Appropriate qualifications — the minimum qualification, recommended by the National Partners, for a coach or professional working in a primary school context is considered to be a UKCC level 2 coaching qualifications or equivalent’

Our specialist sports coaches at Get Active Sports have these necessary qualifications.

Maybe teachers need more support and CPD in PE.

Maybe primary schools should have a PE specialist/coach or a full-time teacher providing all sports.

Get Active Sports can help! For more information, please contact us on 01344 860868 or office@getactivesports.com

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