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Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

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Primary School PE Coordinator

The role of the Primary School PE Coordinator has now expanded and diversified to include PE, sport, physical activity and potentially healthy living and wellbeing too. With the role of the subject becoming ever more important and prominent we have established a checklist so you can make sure you are staying up-to-date and on the right track.

FIRST STEPS:

  • Audit your school’s current provision using the Youth Sport Trust’s self-review tool or Primary PE & Sport Premium & Health Assessment Wheel
  • Complete the Active Sussex Training Needs Survey (September – October only) to help ensure the training we offer is in response to demand and tailored to your needs.
  • Ensure your school has an assessment system in place to track pupils’ progress in PE. The Physical Education Expert Group have produced guidance on assessment here.
  • Read the government’s teaching blog: A PE Coordinator’s Guide.
  • Look at the Active Sussex guidance on the Primary PE & Sport Premium (PPSP) to ensure your school is utilising the grant in the best way possible.
  • Ensure your school has appointed a governor to oversee the PPSP grant spending.
  • Watch these short videos from Sport England highlighting the most effective ways of utilising the PPSP.
  • Contact your School Games Organiser who will have information on local School Games competitions and CPD training available to your school.
  • In line with government guidance, ensure your school is offering 30 minutes of physical activity to every pupil, every day.
  • Put in place a tracking system to study how much activity your pupils are participating in (we have created a free one, email to request a version for your school).
  • Sign up for the Active Sussex Education eNews to keep up-to-date with new initiatives, offers and government legislation.

ADVANCED STEPS:

  • Look through afPE’s Primary PE Audit Tool to check for areas of staff development.
  • Sign up for a PE & Sport Premium and Health Wheel workshop to track and celebrate your PPSP impact.
  • Use your activity tracking system to establish who your least active pupils are. Utilise programmes such as Change4Life to target these pupils.
  • Register your school on the School Games website.
  • Utilise the Active Sussex Primary Providers Directory 2021 for information on providers of memberships, accreditation, PE CPD, curriculum support, sports, physical activity, health & wellbeing, online resources and offsite activities.
  • Apply for accreditation/awards from: afPE, Youth Sport Trust, School Games, Quality Start.
  • Special schools or schools with pupils with SEND, visit the Active Sussex Disability and Inclusion web page, find out about the Sussex Disability Sports Network and sign up for the newsletter for updated resources and information to encourage pupils to be active.

To further develop yourself as a PE Coordinator we also offer Level 5 and 6 professional qualifications in PE specialism and PE Subject Leadership.

Visit our CPD and Opportunities page for more details on what qualifications are currently on offer. 

Primary PE Page Links:

For more information please contact:

David Taylor

David Taylor

Primary PE & School Sport Officer

07511 404116

David leads on supporting Sussex primary schools receiving the PE and Sport Premium. He promotes initiatives, programmes and local offers that develop PE, sport and physical activity within primary education.