Nutrition and sport and exercise

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Join us for our summer open days

Get to know us at our summer online open days – from wherever you happen to be. We’re here to help and there will be loads to see and do. All of our events are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you to get a sense of what it will…

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Learning the ‘A List’

PGCE and School Direct physical education trainee teachers completed their university-based induction having learnt how to teach physical education through what course leader Dr Gary Stidder has termed ‘The A list’ of physical education. Dr Stidder explained that: “Whilst trainees learn the pedagogy and teaching of conventional and traditional team games such as football, basketball,…

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Decolonising the Physical Education Curriculum

PGCE and School Direct trainee physical education teachers recently experienced a range of team games that aimed to directly address the decolonisation of the British physical education curriculum. They worked remotely in student support study groups to design teaching and learning resources and then put the application of theory into practice on campus. The purpose…

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Black Lives Matter

Our physical education trainee teachers marked Black History Month by acknowledging the Black Lives Matter campaign. Through a series of values-based practical activities, the University of Brighton’s pioneering and ground-breaking Football 4 Peace International curriculum and methodology was applied in order to emphasise how physical education lessons can be used to teach the values of…

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Apply now for you PGCE

Applications to start your postgraduate Dance or Physical Education teacher training next September open today – Monday 12 October – on UCAS Teacher Training. We also offer routes to becoming an early years, primary and further education teacher plus a range of other subjects at secondary level. We were rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in our…

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Street surfing and Kinball

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers were introduced to the new craze sweeping across the UK when they took part in a street surfing workshop as part of the induction programme. Many young people are physically active out of school engaging in activity on wheels such as mountain biking, BMX biking, skateboarding, in-line…

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Disability sport awareness training

PGCE and School Direct Trainee physical education teachers took part in disability sport awareness training as part of their course induction. The students learnt about the games of Boccia, sit-down volleyball, new age kurling, goal ball and parachute games. The emphasis of the day was on equity and inclusion in physical education and the training…

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Postgraduate Train to Teach online event – 25 November

Join us on Wednesday 25 November from 5pm – 7pm for our online event to chat to us about: Our Secondary Dance PGCE and Secondary Physical Education PGCE programmes Our 600 partnerships offering you placement opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings tax-free bursaries and scholarships. Plus ask any questions you may have about studying with…

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Inclusive practice in Physical Education

PGCE and School Direct trainee PE teachers experienced an inclusive practice workshop run in association with Albion in the Community. The aim of the day was to give the trainees a greater understanding of more inclusive approaches to teaching physical education. The workshop covered both theoretical and practical aspects of teaching pupils with additional learning…

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Socially distanced team building and problem solving

This years cohort of PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers came together in two separate groups at the start of their teacher training course to take part in a series of socially-distanced team-building exercises following Covid-secure regulations. The exercises were designed to develop group dynamics and working relationships and consisted of a series…

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