The following courses are aimed at qualified and trainee teachers, and those supporting the management and delivery of high quality sport and physical education in Primary and Secondary schools. These courses aim to give teachers and others working in schools the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to deliver enjoyable and engaging lessons that focus on encouraging maximum participation and increasing understanding, skill acquisition, fitness and enjoyment of children.
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For further information or to book a workshop please contact Charlotte Follos, our Education Coordinator – Officials & Teacher Education: CFollos@englandathletics.org
Teaching Primary Schools Athletics – Teachers’ workshop
The workshop is aimed at qualified and trainee teachers and those supporting the management and delivery of high quality sport and physical education in primary schools. This workshop aims to give teachers and others working in schools the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to deliver enjoyable and engaging lessons that focus on encouraging maximum participation and increasing understanding, skill acquisition, fitness and enjoyment of children.
The Primary workshop is based on the NEW Teaching Primary Schools Athletics resource (which every candidate will receive free as part of the workshop) and demonstrates teaching progression across primary school age groups in both generic and athletics specific running, jumping and throwing activities.
The workshop is mainly practical in nature and can be delivered over either four or six hours, to a maximum of 24 participants. The workshop can also be delivered in whole, over one day or over two twilight sessions.
Workshop cost: £650 for four hour workshop or £750 for six hour workshop (up to a maximum 24 candidates). Cost covers support resources, tutor fees and administration fees. Each candidate will receive: a certificate of attendance for the Teaching Primary Schools Athletics Workshop.
Teaching Secondary Schools Athletics – Teachers’ workshop
An exciting workshop for Secondary School Teachers and those wishing to deliver athletics in curricular and extra-curricular time is now available.
The Workshop is aimed at qualified and trainee teachers, as well as those supporting the management and delivery of high quality sport and physical education in secondary schools, and is packed full of useful teaching tips and ideas. The workshop includes:
- Interactive and practical content
- Available in 3.5 and six hour formats
- Places for up to 24 candidates per workshop
Each candidate will receive access to extensive Secondary Teaching Resources within the Schools Athletics App including:
- Examples of Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans
- Technical tips on how to teach sprints, endurance, jumps and throws events
- Activity cards covering a full range of athletics events for students aged 11+
The resources associated with this workshop are provided via the brand new Schools Athletics App, which has been designed to place running, jumping and throwing at the heart of school physical education, whilst supporting teachers in delivering athletics activities in an inclusive, exciting and engaging manner.
Workshop Cost: £650 for 3.5 hour workshop or £750 for 6 hour workshop (up to a maximum 24 candidates). Cost covers support resources, tutor fees and administration fees.
Supporting Resources. Each candidate will receive:
- Free access to extensive Secondary Teaching Resources within the Schools Athletics App
- Certificate of attendance for the Teaching Secondary Schools Athletics Workshop.
Workshops for Pupils – Ages 14 Years+ – Leading Athletics workshop
This workshop will teach leaders to set up and monitor a group of standard sessions covering a range Athletics events. Leaders will be able to lead sessions under direct supervision of a qualified Athletics Coach or in schools under school insurance and supervision, as long as they stick within the remit of the published, standard sessions and task cards. We will make as many of these sessions available as we can to cover each of the relevant events. This Workshop is s upported by an App based resource. The App is both Apple and Android compatible and can be used on iPad / iPhone or android smartphones.
Minimum Attendees Age: 14 years and over
Equipment required: Classroom area suitable for up to 24 seated with Projector, Screen, flipchart stand and paper, plus a practical areas such as a sports hall.
Certificate of attendance given on the day.
Once they reach 16 years they can attend the Coaching Assistant as the next step.
Closed course costing: £550.
Schools Athletics App
This app builds on the highly successful Athletics 365 app and is aimed specifically at teachers and those working in the schools and education environment, and provides a whole host of new and exciting tools and teaching information.
The England Athletics Schools Athletics App contains high quality interactive teaching resources for both Primary and Secondary schools, along with useful information on how to organise and deliver fun, engaging Awards programmes and athletics competition. Both the Primary and Secondary teaching resources are packed full of useful information including Schemes of Work, Lesson Plans, Activity Cards and Teaching Support Cards to help teachers and those working in schools to maximise the delivery of athletics. The Schools Athletics App is a must have for those delivering Physical Education, sport and athletics in the school’s environment. The Schools Athletics App is Split into three sections:
Teaching Primary Schools Athletics
The Teaching Primary Schools Athletics section of this App has been designed to place running, jumping and throwing at the heart of school physical education and to support teachers in delivering athletics activities in an inclusive, exciting and engaging manner.
Teaching Primary Schools Athletics embraces a child’s natural desire to move. The resource focuses upon running, jumping and throwing, the building blocks of athletics, which in turn underpin nearly all other sports and physical activities.
Within this resource teaches will find three Teaching Sections covering the main stages of development: Ages 5 – 7; Ages 7 – 9 and Ages 9 – 12.
Within each of the three Teaching Sections teachers will find:
- Examples of Schemes of Work
- Blocks of six-week Lesson Plans
- Over 20 Activity Cards covering progressions of running, jumping and throwing activities.
In addition, teachers will find information on How to Measure a pupil’s progression and improvement and a series of Support Cards (including Pupil Cards, Top Tip Inclusion Cards, Team Relays and Timed Runs information cards). The Teaching Primary Schools Athletics resource is written to conform to the curriculum requirements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Teaching Secondary Schools Athletics
The Secondary Schools teaching resource builds on the key underpinning movement skills of running, jumping and throwing, meaning this resource can complement the teaching of physical education and many other sports.
This section of the App contains information on developing Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans for secondary schools, providing progressive teaching for all athletics events; delivering fun inclusive lessons and activities, and enabling students to measure and record their progress.
The Teaching Secondary Schools Athletics section covers:
- Running (sprints, sprint starts, hurdles, relays, endurance running & race walking)
- Jumping (long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault)
- Throwing (shot put, javelin, discus and hammer)
Many Activity Cards are linked to an online library of video clips (requires wifi connection) which provide further support.
An important part of every child’s cognitive development is to encourage them to explore new things and use self-guided learning to problem-solve and overcome challenges. The Pupil Task Cards provide teachers with a useful tool to encourage self-guided learning; peer observation; movement understanding; feedback and communication skills and is a creative way to expand the lesson.
Each card provides pupils with a series of challenges and/or questions designed to help them develop a greater understanding of each athletics events. These cards can be used to complement the ‘Pupil Task’ section within each Activity Card.
Schools Awards and Competitions
This section contains Awards Programmes and Competition formats designed with the school environment in mind. Awards Programmes and supporting resources can be accessed to help measure a student progression. Short form, exciting competition formats and the appropriate supporting resources to deliver these, can be accessed via the app to help with the delivery of inter and intra school competitions.
* In App purchase required for some content
Go to Google Play or Apple App Store for more details and to download appropriate App.