PE Curriculum Support

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.

Mentoring Process

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.

99% of teachers who have been guided by PECS felt they had improved their ability to plan a PE lesson.

98% of teachers improved their confidence in delivering PE lessons.

98% felt they had improved their ability to track pupils in PE and improved their confidence in delivering PE lessons.

97% felt they had improved their subject knowledge in PE.

94% felt they had improved their ability to write reports in PE.

How does PECS address the DfE Standards?

Professional development should have a clear focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes

  • Pre programme delivery assessment to match needs, experience and knowledge to PECS activity and delivery
  • Reflective practice model evaluates impact on pupil outcomes
  • Differentiate lessons to help pupils achieve their potential and make rapid progress

Professional development should be underpinned by robust evidence and expertise

  • Pre and post evaluation
  • Impact data reports
  • Curriculum progress mapping
  • Quality assurance through regular observations and training
  • Evidence reported on portal
  • Each member of staff has their own personal development folder to help develop, support, reflect and evidence progress

Professional development should include collaboration and expert challenge

  • Mentors provide ongoing support, modelling and challenge
  • Regular feedback to help create, achieve and reflect on goals

Professional development programmes should be sustained over time

  • Delivered on site in your lesson with your pupils
  • Mentoring relationship pre, during and post lesson delivery
  • Ongoing support for all teachers taking part
  • Mentor can help engage children in sustained physical activity opportunities e.g. Extra curricular or leadership

Primary PE & Sport Premium Funding

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.

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