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.

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