PE Curriculum Support

The PE Curriculum Support (PECS) programme is an effective, sustainable investment for your PE and Sport Premium. It is more than a mere 1-day training course or standalone activity - instead, it takes a holistic approach to embed PE across your entire 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.


PECS has a proven record of helping schools drastically improve:

  • Planning
  • Progress tracking
  • Reporting
  • Teacher confidence
  • Staff subject knowledge 


Mentoring Process

Primarily a mentoring process, PECS addresses DfE Professional Development Standards, offering regular and ongoing support to empower teachers to raise physical education and activity levels in a way that lasts.

PECS is led by expert mentors and is focused on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes. The programme 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. Everything we do is underpinned by robust data and our approach is constantly evolving to meet the demands of the UK's primary schools.



Your teachers are highly skilled experts in the classroom. The PECS programme helps them transfer those skills into the PE environment in a safe, sustainable way. Teachers become more confident in delivering PE to a high standard, improving outcomes for your pupils.

With our help, your teaching staff will get professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils.

Let us help you embed physical activity across your school.

The Big Numbers

98% of teachers who have been guided by PECS felt they had increased their confidence in delivering PE lessons

93% felt they had improved their ability to plan a PE lesson

95% felt they had improved their ability to track pupils in PE

93% felt they had improved their subject knowledge in PE

88% felt they had improved their ability to write reports in PE


For the full impact report for the Academic year 2020-2021, please click here.

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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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