Trainee Physical Education teachers learnt more about the 16 – 19 PE curriculum in alternative educational settings during a guest lecture.
The speaker was Sarah McAdam who is Further Education Manager at Brighton and Hove Albion FCs Albion in the Community. She spoke to the trainee teachers about the types of accredited courses in sport, and related subjects, that are on offer to apprentices at the football club. She also detailed how Albion in the Community supports the educational and academic development of young people through various support mechanisms and departments within the club. These include departments for areas such as health, disability, inclusion, football pathways and schools.
PGCE and School Direct PE route leader, Dr Gary Stidder, said: “Learning about educational settings other than schools and colleges gives our students a much broader idea and context in which sport-related courses for the 16 – 19 age range can be taught to individuals who have chosen this particular learning journey.
“It also provides opportunities to develop a much wider repertoire of skills as a PE teacher and increase employability prospects as there is an expectation of all newly qualified teachers to have the ability to teach post 16 accredited courses in PE.”