Sport and exercise course news

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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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Postgraduate teacher training Q&A event

Join us on Wednesday 17 June from 3pm – 5pm for our online Q&A event. Find out more about the Dance and Physical Education PGCEs, placement opportunities, bursaries and scholarships. Plus ask any questions you may have about studying with us. Book your place.

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Unconscious Bias Training for PE Trainee Teachers

PGCE and School Direct trainee physical education teachers took part in a workshop run by the university’s widening participation officer Marina Trowell. The workshop focused on the importance of addressing unconscious bias within schools. Implicit or unconscious bias happens by our brains making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations without us realising. Our…

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Teaching post-16 PE

Our trainee physical education teachers visited East Sussex College Lewes Campus to gain an insight into teaching post-16 PE and sport courses. The trainees met with Assistant Principal Mark Watts and Curriculum Leader Hayley Funnell who are both University of Brighton graduates and alumni. They learnt more about the use of google classrooms and other…

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Former Head Teacher provides advice

Peter Midwinter, a former Head Teacher, visited trainee physical education teachers to provide advice and guidance. Peter was Principal of the Sir Robert Woodard Academy – a school serving the communities of Lancing, Sompting and Shoreham in West Sussex. He provided valuable professional advice as he spoke to them about securing their first teaching position….

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A-Level PE Conference

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

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Teaching Throwing Events Safely

Physical Education trainee teachers were provided with an innovative approach to the teaching and learning of throwing events within athletic activities. The activities designed specifically for indoor teaching focused on throwing balls, quoits, foam javelins, shuttlecocks, bean bags or hoops with pushing, pulling, swinging, slinging and heaving actions. These actions simulate the technical actions of…

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