Training to teach primary as a PE specialist
By specialising in PE as a primary school teacher, you’ll play an important role in the development of how the subject is taught in your school while also delivering high-quality lessons across the curriculum.
As a PE specialist trainee, you’ll learn how to teach a diverse range of physical activities and team sports safely. It’ll be your responsibility to instil confidence in every child and give them an enthusiasm for exercise, regardless of their natural ability.
But your training won’t just set you up to be an authority in PE. You’ll also learn how to teach to a high standard across the primary curriculum, introducing the basic concepts of each subject to ensure pupils succeed in secondary education.
To help you pass on your passion, you’ll be introduced to a variety of teaching methods that will enable you to engage with young children.
As well as leading to qualified teacher status (QTS), your training will be partly delivered by specialist professional sporting bodies and associations who were involved in developing and launching the course in 2013. The first set of trainees are now in post and all were employed by September 2014 as soon as they qualified.
Once you’ve qualified, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £22,917, or £28,660 in inner London.
95% of newly qualified teachers are employed in a teaching role within six months of completing their training
Funding worth £360,000 has been invested into training specialist primary PE teachers
17 April 2018 16:30
This event in Doncaster will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
02 May 2018 16:30
This event in Derby will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
24 May 2018 16:00
This event in London will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
24 March 2018 10:00
Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.