The PE Curriculum Support programme (PECS), is a sustainable and effective way for your school to use your PE and School Sport Premium. It is different to other primary PE CPD programmes and addresses DfE Professional Development Standards.
It is not a one day training course or a stand-alone activity and it is not your stereotypical ‘team teaching’ programme which so many sports coaching providers offer. PECS is a development programme for the whole school. PECS has been developed by Aspire Training Solutions and is recognised by the Association for Physical Development (afPE) as a programme that assures high quality learning for teachers.
PECS is led by expert mentors and is focused on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes. The programme involves regular and ongoing support with opportunities for participants to self reflect. It involves activities designed to sustain and embed practice, including collaborative teacher activity, formative planning and assessment and expert primary school PE input.
PECS is designed by primary school teachers for primary school teachers and is underpinned by robust impact data.
We recognise that teachers are highly skilled and experts in the classroom. The PECS programme helps your teachers transfer their skills from the classroom and into the PE environment. As a result, your staff will become more confident to teach PE to a high standard and improve outcomes for your pupils.
Funding to be doubled to 320m from September 2017.
The recent Budget has pledged that funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is to be doubled for primary schools from £160m to £320m per year from September 2017. This gives your school the opportunity to make a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of your pupils until 2020.