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New PE and school sport qualification for primary school teachers launched by afPE & Sports Lead
The Association for Physical Education (AfPE) and Sports Leaders UK have launched a new bespoke physical education and school sport qualification for primary school teachers across Britain.
The professional vocational qualification titled: "Primary School Specialism and Subject Leadership in PE & School Sport” was unveiled at the
Recent afPE National Physical Education and School Sport Conference at St George’s Park in Burton on Trent, where the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children & Families Edward Timpson was in attendance.
The qualification will be an effective use of some of the physical education and school sport premium funding.
Primary school teachers and higher level teaching assistants will be able to undertake the qualification and speaking at the conference where it was launched, Timpson underlined the importance sport in primary schools across the UK.
"There’s absolutely no question that school sport is right up there as a priority for those of us in government - whether that be in the Department for Education, Health or Sport,” said Timpson.
"It’s why, the Secretary of State made clear, right from start of the current national curriculum review and confirmed that PE will remain compulsory at all four stages.
"And why, in March, the Prime Minister announced a significant boost in funding for PE and sport in our primary schools.
"We made this decision after consulting widely with schools, teachers and sporting organisations and from this; there emerged a strong consensus that the area which needed the most support was primary school PE.”
Stage 1 of the qualification is open to teachers and teaching assistants to assist in raising standards within primary school physical education.
Stage 2 will allow primary school teachers to become physical education and primary school sport specialists.
Stage 1 has 130 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) which includes 49 tutored hours and 81 independent learning hours.
Stage 2 has 148 GLH which includes 56 tutored hours and 92 independent learning hours.
For more information about the course, click here