School of Sport and Health Sciences

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Team building and problem solving

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers came together at the start of their teacher training course to take part in a series of team-building exercises. The exercises were in preparation for a year 7 transition day with Gildredge House School and were designed to develop group dynamics and working relationships. The trainees took…

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Disability Sport Awareness

An import element of our PGCE and School Direct Physical Education course is to focus on activities suited to pupils with additional learning needs but that can also be practiced by all pupils within secondary schools. This was introduced to this year’s physical education trainee teachers through a disability sport awareness session – devoted to…

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Trainee PE teachers introduced to non-contact boxing

Secondary Physical Education PGCE and School Direct trainee teachers began their course with an introduction to non-contact boxing and how to implement it into the secondary school physical education curriculum. The workshop was led by former University of Brighton Sport Science graduate Adam Haniver. Non-contact boxing is a very effective means of developing personal fitness and…

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Headteacher provides guidance and advice to trainee PE teachers

Trainee physical education trainee teachers were provided with valuable professional advice when head Teacher of Gildredge House School, Craig Bull, spoke to them about securing their first teaching position. Craig is a member of the University of Brighton Alumni Association having studied a Physical Education BA(Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status degree at the university 17…

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Gary receiving his award

Academic commended by The Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport

Dr Gary Stidder, a physical education lecturer in the School of Sport and Health Sciences was commended by the Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport. The ceremony was held at the German Sports University based in Cologne and followed Dr Stidder’s contribution to a five-day ‘Sport for Life’ training event. Dr Stidder delivered a series…

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Trainees organise revision day for local secondary school

PGCE and School Direct Trainee PE teachers organised a V-Cert revision day for 60 year 10 pupils from Peacehaven Community School. The focus of the day was to develop the pupils understanding of health and fitness specifically related to Unit 3 of the NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award V-Cert qualification now being offered in some secondary schools. The V-cert qualification…

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Summer team games in the PE curriculum

Our PGCE and School Direct trainee physical education teachers took part in a series of practical sessions designed to increase their subject knowledge of summer team games. The trainees learnt more about the games of softball, a base-running game similar to baseball with its origins in the USA, as well as cricket and stoolball –…

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Mark during his presentation

Assistant Principal and graduate returns to speak with students

We were delighted to welcome the Assistant Principal of East Sussex College, Mark Watt, back to the university. Mark graduated from our Physical Education BA(Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status 20 years ago and returned to speak to students studying on our Physical Education PGCE and School Direct teaching courses. Mark gave an insight into teaching…

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Learning more about Post-16 Physical Education

Students on pour Physical Education PGCE and School Direct routes attended a one-day conference that addressed the teaching of post-16 accredited PE courses. During the conference students presented a 20-minute session to their peers with respect to an identified topic from the A-level syllabus. Topics included: ·         The Olympic Games – blessing or curse? ·         Bandura’s model of…

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Trainee teachers orienteering day

Our trainee physical education teachers took part in a day of orienteering following their first school placement. During the day they received information about the teaching of outdoor and adventurous activities in the National Curriculum for Physical Education (NCPE). Practical activities included a compass exercise warm up, map symbol running game, map scale running game,…

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