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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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Physical Education on Wheels

Trainee PE teachers were introduced to street surfing as part of their induction. Many young people are physically active out of school and engage in ‘wheeled’ activity such as mountain biking, BMX biking, skateboarding, in-line skating, street surfing and micro-scootering. However, very few schools have recognised this as a means to increase pupils activity levels…

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Inclusive Practice in Physical Education

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

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Team building and problem solving

Physical Education trainee teachers took part in a series of socially-team-building exercises in preparation for a year 7 transition day with Gildredge House School. The exercises were designed to develop group dynamics and working relationships and consisted of a series of ice-breaking activities, followed by activities in small groups to help develop trust and responsibility….

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Trainee PE teachers introduced to non-contact boxing

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

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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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