PESSPA Training

The PESSPA (Physical Education, School Sport & Physical Activity) Alliance working in partnership with Learn Sheffield and Mercia TSA 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 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.

The sessions outlined below are available for free to all Sheffield schools and academies. You can book onto the sessions using the links provided.

To view the sessions that have been pre-recorded you will need a school login. If you don’t have this then please contact

CPD for Teaching PE

Session Details Date & Time  
Inclusion and SEND PE

Attendees will review their practice and delivery of effective PE provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. A range of resources to support teaching and differentiation will be provided as well as a chance to ask for advice around specific scenarios in your school.

Facilitator: Kim Horton- Links School Sport Partnership


Please find accompanying presentation here

This session was recorded on December 14th, you can access the recording on the left.

Assessment in Physical Education

Attendees will explore methods for assessment as part of Primary Physical Education, what teachers should be looking for across KS1 and KS2 and some top tips for how to effectively assess pupils within your lessons.

Facilitator: Helen Stevens- Points Learning Network

11 January 2021
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Early Years PE and Physical Development

Top tips on implementing successful approaches to PE with EYFS and ideas for Physical Development opportunities

Facilitator: Kristina Scott- PE Consultant- Nether Green Infant School

13 January 2021
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High Quality Teaching of Physical Education

Attendees will learn of how to deliver a broad and balanced PE curriculum, what a high-quality PE lesson should look like and how PE can be used to enhance the holistic development of the children in your setting.

Facilitator: Alex Ogden- Education Development Manager- Yorkshire Sport Foundation

26 January 2021
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School Swimming and Water Safety

In this pre-recorded video, Emma Banks, P.E, Swimming and Outdoor Learning Service Manager joins us to discuss school swimming and water safety in-light of COVID, as part of the Learn Sheffield COVID Recovery Festival.

For the most up-to-date information such as pool opening guidance, please visit the School Swimming Website and the School Swimming website COVID guidance.

For additional resources visit the Swim Service 'Information for Teachers' page where you will find access to useful links to content from the RLSS, Swim England and our Youtube channel.

As part of this project we are developing a universal offer of training for all primary schools, with the aim of improving progress for pupils in swimming lessons, so watch this space.

The session was recorded in September as part of the Learn Sheffield Recovery Festival, you can access the recording here.

Planning Procedures and Progress when returning to Physical Education

Adam Fuller, on behalf of the Sheffield PESSPA Alliance, discusses planning, procedures and progress with returning to PE.

You can contact Adam Fuller at

The session was recorded in September as part of the Learn Sheffield Recovery Festival. You can access the full recording here and a 20-minute highlights session, with accompanying questions, here.

'You Don't Have To Go Far To Have Fun'.... Simplified Systems for Staying local with Outdoor Learning

With restrictions in place on schools, Outdoor Learning is an amazing way to develop the skills of all pupils, as well as supporting the reintegration for pupils in to school routines. This session support you to think of practical ways that your school can develop Outdoor Learning locally.

This pre-recorded session was delivered by Martin Clist. You can access the recording. You can access the recording here.

CPD for Subject Leads

Session Details Date & Time  
Top Tips for New PE Subject Leads

This workshop will support the development of teachers who are new to the role of subject lead for Primary Physical Education. The session will explore resources to support teachers in this role and will highlight areas for development of your PE, Sport and Physical Activity offer across school.

Facilitator: Kim Horton- Links School Sport Partnership

20 January 2021
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Intent, Implementation and Impact of your PESSPA Offer

PE subject leads will evaluate their provision and resources in line with the 3 I's and will be able to scrutinise the outcomes for their subject at school, different ways in which these outcomes can be delivered across school and also how to monitor and evaluate the impact that you are having as a subject.

Facilitator: Nathan Barthrop- Forge School Sport Partnership

28 January 2021
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Ensuring pupils get their 30 active minutes of physical activity through the school day

Adam Fuller from Arches School Support Partnership discusses how you can keep your pupils moving despite COVID restrictions.

The session was recorded in September as part of the Learn Sheffield Recovery Festival, you can access the recording here.