21 July 2017

Sport Works Essex to launch Sports Leaders UK Level 5/6 Professional Qualifications in Primary PE for autumn 2017

Sport Works Essex, in partnership with The Deanes School and Castle Point & Rochford School Sport Partnership, is to offer Level 5/6 Professional Qualifications in Primary School Physical Education Specialism and Subject Leadership from October 2017.

The bespoke qualifications have been developed by Sport Leaders UK and the Association for Physical Education (afPE) to raise standards within primary PE teaching and deliver sustainable high quality primary school PE.

The Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialismupskills primary school teachers, higher level teaching assistants and teaching assistants with extensive experience to improve the overall delivery of the PE curriculum within their school. Those taking the qualification will learn how to understand curriculum requirements, the links between pedagogy principles and child development, and how using a range of activities can impact on better teaching and learning.

The Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadershipbuilds on the Level 5 Certificate to enable primary teachers to take subject leadership within their school’s PE teaching. Course attendees will be taught how to determine the quality of provision and design, lead implementation of, review and revise a targeted strategy to develop primary school physical education and its sustainability.

The Level 5 Certificate will be delivered over six tutored days across the 2017/18 academic year. Those also wishing to attain the Level 6 Award will be required to attend a further two days. For information on dates, costs and how to book, call Matt on 07796 943791 or email matt@sportworksltd.co.uk.


12 July 2017

Sport Works Essex offers 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills for wannabe kids’ coaches

Sport Works Essex is giving existing and wannabe sports coaches looking to specialise in coaching for children the chance to get their 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF) this summer.

The Award – recognised as the industry standard level 2 qualification for multi-skills development in sport by UK Coaching – is being offered in partnership with The Deanes School and Castle Point & Rochford School Sport Partnership between 14-18 August.

Attendees will learn how to plan, deliver and evaluate multi-skills activity sessions to help youngsters master the fundamentals of movement in a fun, imaginative way and develop their movement confidence and sport-related skills.

The five-day course is designed for those aged 17 and over who are:
•  sports coaches who work or aspire to work in schools
•  coaches employed through local authorities’ sports development departments or funded initiatives, such as ‘Football in the Community’
•  university and college students who want to develop their existing coaching skills with kids
•  those involved in the delivery of sport and physical activity in primary and/or secondary education

Places, which cost £250, are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to book, call Matt on 07796 943791 or email matt@sportworksltd.co.uk.


13 April 2017

Sport Works Essex becomes county’s first afPE Business Associate

Sport Works Essex has been announced as the Association for Physical Education’s (afPE) first Essex-based Business Associate.

The partnership recognises the high-quality provision of professional learning offered by Sport Works Essex for primary school staff, helping to raise children’s development and achievement. It furthermore marks the organisation out as a business that practitioners within the PE and School Sport profession can trust.

The afPE is the only PE subject association in the UK. Its purpose is to promote and maintain high standards in all aspects and at all levels of physical education.

You can find out more about Sport Works Essex’s Primary Professional Learning here.