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Trainee teachers gain FA Award

Our PGCE and School Direct Trainee PE Teachers all successfully gained a Football Association award designed specifically for teachers. They experienced an intensive day with FA coaching staff and learnt how to maximise learning time in PE lessons and how to promote the holistic development of pupils through a four models games approach to learning….

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Trainee teachers run event for Year 7 pupils

Trainee physical education teachers organised a team building event for Gildredge House school as part of their course. 140 Year 7 pupils took part in a series of ice-breaking games, trust games, team building exercises, decision making and problem solving activities throughout the day held on the Eastbourne campus. A pupil-centred teaching approach through the…

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Academic publishes new book about Covid-19 and Physical Education

Principal Lecturer Dr Gary Stidder has published a new book that addresses the teaching of physical education. The book specifically assesses the landscape of physical education today and the issues that shape it as a curriculum subject, particularly in the era of COVID-19. It explores the processes of transformation and change that follow government policy…

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Disability sport awareness training

One in five people in England have a long-standing limiting disability or illness, and that compared to other groups, disabled people are much less likely to take part in sport or physical activity. Sport England An import element of our Physical Education PGCE is to focus on activities suited to pupils with additional learning needs…

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Introducing alternative physical education

Our trainee physical education teachers were introduced to three alternative sports as a way to engage their pupils: non-contact boxing, street surfing and Kin-Ball. Dr Gary Stidder, PGCE and School Direct PE route leader, said: “If we want young people to be more active we have to offer them choice and voice when it comes…

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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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Brighton research making a world-leading impact, major review finds

The university has been recognised for research of “world-leading quality” which has “outstanding impact” on people’s lives by the UK’s HE funding bodies. The results of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF) published Thursday, 12 May 2022 show that the university’s researchers have produced research consistently rated as world leading. In particular, the university has been…

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Postgraduate train to teach event

Find about training to teach at our Falmer, Brighton campus event on 18 May. We offer a range of postgraduate routes into teaching early years, primary, secondary and further education including: Dance PGCE Physical Education PGCE At the event you’ll be able to chat with the course team, attend talks and learn more about the…

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Teaching Values and the holistic development of young people through Physical Education

Trainee Teachers of Physical Education experienced a workshop aimed to promote the teaching of values and the holistic development of pupils in schools through physical education. Whilst the focus was on how football can address particular social issues the methodology and application can be applied to any game within the secondary school PE curriculum. The…

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Kin-Ball – the perfect inclusive sport

Kin-Ball is described as ‘one of the world’s most inclusive sports’ and has more than 3.8 million participants worldwide. As part of their course induction our trainee PE teachers were introduced to the game and how they can use it in their lessons. Kin-Ball is a team sport which was created in Canada in 1986…

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