Physical Education

In recent years it has become more important than ever to try to ensure that school children are fit and healthy. So they’re encouraged to explore an active lifestyle through the participation in (and study of) Physical Education.

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What’s involved?

PE teachers deliver lessons in a very broad range of physical activities including athletics, dance, gymnastics, team sports, outdoor pursuits, swimming and a whole host of other sports and games. As well as working closely with other areas of the school, they often deliver specialist coaching to individual athletes and teams within the school.

Physical Education teacher training options

Secondary school teachers either have a degree in a suitable sports subject plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or have studied a degree that combines sports-related studies and education.