PESSPA

Improving PE Project

Working in partnership with Learn Sheffield and Mercia TSA, the PESSPA (Physical Education, School Sport & Physical Activity) Alliance submitted a successful bid to DfE (in 2019/20) in relation to a project to improve the quality of PE teaching and leadership.

This partnership (Mercia TSA, Learn Sheffield and the Sheffield Primary PESSPA Alliance) will recruit a team of Specialist PESSPA Leaders and Champion Schools to work with identified schools and share good practice across the city.

This project has been delayed by COVID but the work will now take place between November 2020 and March 2021 on the current DfE timeline. This work will include the following:

  • Targeted Support – Improving PE teaching Recruitment of 20 schools to receive support to be completed over three half-terms by March 2021.
  • Targeted Support – Developing PE co-ordination Recruitment of 10 schools to receive support to be completed over three half-terms by March 2021.
  • Targeted Support – maximising the impact of Sports Premium Recruitment of 10 schools to receive support to be completed over three half-terms by March 2021).
  • Universal Training Offer – PE teaching
  • Universal Training Offer – PE co-ordination
  • Locality PE Peer Review Programme
  • Development of best practice guidance (engaging the least active) and a toolkit (making the best use of Sports Premium funding).
  • Swimming & Water Safety
  • Project Evaluation (by SHU)
Recruiting PESSPA Champion Schools and Leaders Recruiting Schools and Academies

Recruiting PESSPA Champion Schools and Leaders

To find out more about the recruitment see the news article on the Learn Sheffield website.

To express an interest in joining the PESSPA Alliance team of PESSPA Champion Schools and Leaders please contact stephen.betts@learnsheffield.co.uk to discuss the roles or request/return an application form.

Alternatively download the application form.

All of this work will be paid on a day rate of £350 per day.