Continuing Professional Development

Hampshire Outdoors provide support and training in PE and Sport

Teaching and leading PE

Primary PE Subject Leader Network

An opportunity to network with other PE leads in primary schools both virtually and face to face. The network includes local and national updates e.g. Ofsted and Health and Safety updates as well as helping subject leaders to share good practice and reflect on what they are doing in their own schools. The focus of the sessions is responsive to the needs of the teachers involved in the past these have included; planning, teaching models, health and wellbeing and physical activity ideas.

PE Subject Leaders can join at any time throughout the year as the online sessions are recorded and can be provided to you along with any other resources, so you don’t miss out. We also offer 1:1 support for subject leaders (see course directory for further information).

Session duration: 1.5hrs per session (6 sessions throughout the academic year)

1:1 Subject Leader Support for new PE subject leaders

Working with subject leaders to review where they are with PE. Review curriculum intent to ensure it fits with the school values and beliefs around PE for their children. Reviewing or creating skills progressions that are reflective of the intent of the school curriculum and in line with the National Curriculum for PE. Review of planning to ensure subject leaders feel confident working alongside teachers to adapt it to suit the age and stage of the children. Reviewing assessment and ensuring it is not just focussed on the physical skills in PE, but reflective of all aspects of PE.

Session duration: ½ day (although this can be several half days if the school would like further support)

Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism (certificated through Leadership Skills Foundation)

This is a nationally recognised, Level 5 qualification, developed by the Leadership Skills Foundation (previously Sports Leaders Ltd), in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE). This is an ideal qualification for those teachers, HLTA’s and coaches who lead PE within their primary schools and is suitable to both those who are new to the role and those who have experience of leading the subject.

Session duration: 7.5 days of taught theory and practical sessions.

For further information, see the Primary School Physical Education Specialism document.

Curriculum courses

Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

The course develops both theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of Fundamental Movement Skills – crucial to the development of physical literacy. The course is designed to provide school staff with the knowledge and understanding to be able to introduce and embed fundamental movement skills and sport-specific skills to participants through PE and School Sport.

This will include an understanding of how to support physical and skill development through the practical teaching of linked and progressive multi-skills sessions. Attendees will be able to apply this knowledge to sport-specific sessions or plan, deliver and review sessions purely linked to the development of fundamental movement skills (such as agility, balance and coordination) or sport-specific skills (such as jumping, throwing and catching).

Course duration: 2 Twilights or 1 day

Curriculum Gymnastics

This is a practical course which will enable participants to feel more confident and knowledgeable in teaching gymnastics as part of their PE curriculum.

The course aims to help participants understand how Fundamental Movement Skills feed into the teaching and learning of the gymnastics programme of study. The course identifies how to show differentiation and progression within a gymnastics unit of work and across the year groups. The course demonstrates how to teach balance work, sequencing and routines in lessons, as well as how to transfer all these skills onto both small and large apparatus. Guidance is also given on how to make use of smaller hand apparatus such as Rhythmic Gymnastics equipment.

The course includes how to teach Inversion Skills safely at Key Stage 1 and 2 (including forward rolls, handstands and cartwheels) by supporting participants to develop the skills needed to enable them to teach these aspects within their lessons.

Participants will be provided with many ideas for teaching and be directed to a pool of useful resources on the Evolve website to support their planning.

Course duration: 2 Twilights or 1 day

Curriculum Dance

A practical course for teachers that will equip them with ideas for delivering dance lessons, which will engage and excite primary school children across all year groups and all stages.

The course includes ideas for music, planning, dance themes and use of props as well as how the dance curriculum can follow and support your curriculum topic mapping.

Course duration: 1 Twilight or ½ day

Lunchtime Supervisors

The aim of this course is to equip your staff with the skills needed to facilitate positive and enjoyable lunchtimes in your school.

This is a practical course where your staff will be learning and playing a range of playground games and activities. These are designed to support children to be active during break times by developing their confidence and helping them to practise fundamental movement skills in a fun and imaginative way.

The games and activities will involve minimal set up and equipment and incorporate how to make good use of the playground space available, including existing playground markings and equipment.

In addition, the course will support your staff to consider:

  • what environment children need at lunchtime
  • the skills needed to successfully run and lead these games
  • how to adapt the games to make them accessible to children of varying needs and abilities
  • how to equip children with the knowledge and skills to lead and develop these games and activities themselves

Schools will be given a games resource pack that can be used after the training has taken place.

Course duration: 2 hours

Lunchtime Leaders (Year 5 & Year 6)

This training develops students' knowledge and understanding of planning, organising and leading games and activities to be played by others at lunch and break times.

The aim of the course is to equip the participants with the skills needed to teach the games to other students at playtimes, and thus encourage active, stimulating and enjoyable lunchtimes.

In addition, the course will support the participants to consider:

  • what environment children need at lunchtime
  • what makes a good leader
  • skills needed to successfully run and lead these games
  • how to adapt the games to make them accessible to children of varying needs and abilities

Schools will be given a games resource pack that can be used after the training has taken place.

Max pupils: 30

Course duration: 2 hours

Lunchtime Supervisors and Lunchtime Leaders combined course (Year 5 & 6 students)

This course is designed to combine aspects of the training for Lunchtime Supervisors with aspects of the Lunchtime Leaders training for Year 5 and 6 playleaders.

It is a practical course where both adults and pupils participate and work alongside each other in playing and learning a range of playground games which involve minimal set up and equipment. It will also include team building activities designed to build and enhance the relationship between Lunchtime Supervisors and Lunchtime Leaders.

The aim of the course is to equip the participants with the skills needed to teach the games to other students at playtimes, and thus encourage active, stimulating and enjoyable lunchtimes.

In addition, the course will support the participants to consider:

  • what environment children need at lunchtime
  • what makes a good leader
  • skills needed to successful run and lead these games
  • how to adapt the games to make them accessible to children of varying needs and abilities

Schools will be given a games resource pack that can be used after the training has taken place.

Max adults: 15

Max pupils: 30

Course duration: 2 hours

Cycling in the curriculum

This is a cycling workshop for school staff providing knowledge and practical experience to help you deliver cycling lessons in the playground and school field.

The training is suitable for school staff in Key Stage One or Key Stage Two and will help give children the skills to be confident cyclists off-road so that they are ready to apply these skills to the Bikeability programme.

Course duration: 1 Twilight or ½ day

IOS Support Teacher and Teacher of School Swimming (blended learning)

This course has been specially developed to help school teachers, HLTA, LSAs and trainee teachers gain the right skills and knowledge to deliver quality school swimming lessons to meet national curriculum requirements.

Once completed the holder will be qualified to plan and evaluate session plans in line with the national curriculum, and teach independently in a school swimming programme. It provides teaching ideas to help children link swimming to other PE curriculum areas in order to help them swim 25m.

The programme also includes a set of waterproof activity cards, giving fun, varied and progressive introductory activities for pupils learning to swim, and a learner guide to support them through the training.

Course duration: 1.5 days, across 3 half day sessions, plus pre-course learning (suggested 8hrs)

Safety Award for Teachers (Swimming)

The STA Award for Safety Award for Teachers qualification is designed to train learners in pool rescue and CPR techniques in order to deal with poolside emergencies. It enables the holder to initiate the Emergency Action Plan, respond to an emergency and support the casualty to prevent the situation from worsening until further assistance arrives.

This qualification is for learners who may teach or assist swimming lessons and aquatic activities including school swimming lessons.

This qualification is valid for 2 years.

Course duration: 1 day

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

This is a practical interactive workshop to develop your knowledge and confidence of delivering OAA in your school. This will consist of an overview of OAA including discussing skills progressions linked to PE, as well as practical activities including team building, problem solving and introductions to orienteering.

Course duration: 1 Twilight or ½ day (Fire lighting and bespoke orienteering can be added as additional twilight sessions)

Sensory Circuits

This workshop looks at using Sensory Circuits in a mainstream school situation. Sensory Circuits is a set of activity stations that are designed to stimulate various sensory integration systems for children who find the school learning environment challenging.

The course will explain the theory behind how Sensory Circuits sessions can help children with physical, emotional and behavioural needs to be more available for learning in the classroom. It will look at what kinds of children the sessions can support and how they could be included in your school day. You will also have a chance to consolidate your understanding further by completing a set of Sensory Circuits stations yourself during the workshop.

Course duration: 1 Twilight or ½ day

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Contact details

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