Physical Activity, PE and School Sport

Information for educators in Physical Activity, PE and School Sport (PESSPA)

Quality Physical Education (PE) supports children and young people to develop their physical competence and confidence and supports their wider social, emotional and cognitive learning in and through movement.

A quality PE curriculum, with broader connections to school sport and whole school physical activity, promotes positive attitudes to lead a healthy active life, both in and out of school.

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Continuing professional development

Hampshire Outdoors provide support and training in PE and Sport.

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Health and Safety in PESSPA

Anyone teaching a PESSPA session needs to be competent to do so safely.

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Talented Young People in Sport Grant

Ensuring young people are not denied opportunities to take part at a representative level in sport due to financial hardship.


Hampshire PE Conference 2024

The Hampshire PE Conference will take place on Thursday 18 April 2024.

Hampshire PE Conference 2024

The Hampshire PE team consists of primary and secondary PE specialists who enjoy working with people involved in the PE, Physical Activity and School Sport (PESSPA) delivery in schools. We provide health and safety guidance as well as support for Senior Leadership Teams and Heads of Department. We also work with PE subject leaders in curriculum planning and development, and facilitate whole staff training in a range of PESSPA activities.

We work several awarding organisations; 1st 4 Sport, Institute of Swimming, Leadership Skills Foundation and Swimming Teacher Association to offer national qualifications. We also work with other Hampshire County Council teams including HIAS, Travel Planning Team, Public Health, Insurance and Health and Safety and other national and local partners such as Association for Physical Education (AfPE), Youth Sport Trust (YST), Sport England, Energise Me, School Games Organisers and local universities to provide training and guidance for schools in all aspects of PESSPA.

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Contact details

For further information or help with applications, contact Hampshire Outdoors: