PE Curriculum Support

The PE Curriculum Support programme (PECS), is a sustainable and effective way for your school to use your PE and School Sport Premium. It is different to other primary PE CPD programmes and addresses DfE Professional Development Standards.

It is not a one day training course or a stand-alone activity and it is not your stereotypical ‘team teaching’ programme which so many sports coaching providers offer. PECS is a development programme for the whole school.
PECS has been developed by Aspire Training Solutions and is recognised by the Association for Physical Education (afPE) as a programme that assures high quality learning for teachers.

Mentoring Process

PECS is led by expert mentors and is focused on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes. The programme involves regular and ongoing support with opportunities for participants to self reflect. It involves activities designed to sustain and embed practice, including collaborative teacher activity, formative planning and assessment and expert primary school PE input.
PECS is designed by primary school teachers for primary school teachers and is underpinned by robust impact data.


We recognise that teachers are highly skilled and experts in the classroom. The PECS programme helps your teachers transfer their skills from the classroom and into the PE environment. As a result, your staff will become more confident to teach PE to a high standard and improve outcomes for your pupils.

The Big Numbers

93% of teachers who have been guided by PECS felt they had increased their confidence in delivering PE lessons

94% felt they had improved their ability to plan a PE lesson

92% felt they had improved their ability to track pupils in PE

93% felt they had improved their subject knowledge in PE

92% felt they had improved their ability to write reports in PE


For the full impact report for the Academic year 2018-2019, please click here.


How does PECS address the DfE Standards?


Professional development should have a clear focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes

  • Pre programme delivery assessment to match needs, experience and knowledge to PECS activity and delivery
  • Reflective practice model evaluates impact on pupil outcomes
  • Differentiate lessons to help pupils achieve their potential and make rapid progress


Professional development should be underpinned by robust evidence and expertise

  • Pre and post evaluation
  • Impact data reports 
  • Curriculum progress mapping
  • Quality assurance through regular observations and training
  • Evidence reported on portal
  • Each member of staff has their own personal development folder to help develop, support, reflect and evidence progress


Professional development should include collaboration and expert challenge

  • Mentors provide ongoing support, modelling and challenge
  • Regular feedback to help create, achieve and reflect on goals


Professional development programmes should be sustained over time

  • Delivered on site in your lesson with your pupils
  • Mentoring relationship pre, during and post lesson delivery
  • Ongoing support for all teachers taking part
  • Mentor can help engage children in sustained physical activity opportunities e.g. Extra curricular or leadership

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School: Priory Primary School


Priory wanted to improve PE teaching throughout their school by giving staff the skills needed to deliver high quality PE lessons.
Problem: The staff lacked the knowledge and confidence required to challenge pupils struggling with low activity levels and a lack of engagement. The school also had not found a sustainable and proven solution to utilise their premium effectively


We provided an introduction session for all staff to put the teachers at ease, reassuring them that their Aspire mentor would tailor the programme to their specific needs.

As a result, Priory quickly bought into Aspire's PECS programme, recognising it as a long-term sustainable solution.
Staff worked alongside their mentor to ensure rapid progress and development. They increased activity levels considerably, while keeping all children on task and developing constantly. They created lessons that were exciting and engaging for the children.

Staff have become more confident in delivering high quality PE lessons, developing and challenging their pupils and making PE lessons more active, exciting and engaging.
The profile of PE and school sport has increased throughout the school. This, in turn, has had a positive impact on the number of children participating in extracurricular clubs and activities.


Want your school to benefit from Aspire's expertise? Then contact us to set the ball rolling. 



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