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PE and School Sport in Tameside

PE Curriculum Delivery

Active Tameside provides high quality physical education curriculum, inspiring all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. This provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. The programme fully integrates the national curriculum for physical education aims, to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • Lead healthy, active lives.
  • Understand the purpose of good nutrition values.


Teacher Portal

See what our partner primary schools say about us:

“The coach has been modelling skills well to pupils and teaching skills rather than sports. He sets differentiated aims for each lesson and writes them on his whiteboard which staff love and always goes back to it at the end of the lesson to see what the pupils have learnt. He is very knowledgeable about a range of sports and enthusiastic when teaching them. He plans nice activities for Nursery and is very patient with them.” – Broadbent Fold Primary School, Dukinfield


“The coach is playing an important part in helping the development of staff CPD.  He always has time to answer staff questions during sessions and explains ideas giving teachers a better insight to the teaching of PE.” – Rosehill Primary Academy, Ashton-Under- Lyne


“It’s been great working with the dance coach this half term. She has planned cheer routines for the upcoming Cheer Fest and consulted with me regarding costumes, names and cheers. She always catches up with me at lunch time and is eager to be involved/help with all aspects of Dance. It is always a pleasure to work with her, she is pro-active, professional and passionate about her job which is lovely to see!” – Parochial Primary School, Ashton-Under- Lyne


“The sports coach has settled brilliantly into school in such a short period of time. He has formed great relationships with the children and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. The children are thoroughly enjoying his sessions and his lessons are engaging and exciting. He has gone above and beyond in being flexible during the lockdown period and in a relative short time he has formed great relationships with the staff team.” – Stalyhill Infants School, Stalybridge


“High levels of engagement in classes and behaviour during lessons has been excellent or has been dealt with accordingly by the coach. After school clubs have been well attended and well received.”St Mary’s Primary School, Glossop

Staffing of the programme

All teaching within school is delivered by Level 3 Association for Physical Education (afPE) qualified PE educators, who also hold National Governing Body (NGB) Level 2 coaching qualifications, which is an Ofsted recommendation.

Lesson plans are divided into specific year groups, which can be used by teachers to assist with the PE curriculum and enrichment planning.

Lesson content

Schemes of work for all programme elements in the KS1 & KS2 PE national curriculum are provided on a teacher lesson plan support portal, of which schools are given a unique username and password. The portal can be found here.

“All pupils leaving primary school should be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”

– Association for Physical Education

Pupil attainment and development

Progress assessments are completed each half term for every pupil and discussed with the PE subject lead and class teachers, which will then form the basis for an end of year PE report, examining child development and individual attainment against the PE national curriculum assessment framework.

KS2 fitness tracker – fitness development

To help with evidencing the impact of the PE premium funding, we have developed and piloted our KS2 fitness tracker. The tracker engages with every pupil in KS2 and provides them with a series of fitness based field tests throughout the school year.

All tests have been developed with our university partner, Salford University, and over the first year we recorded an overall increase in pupils’ fitness in KS2 of 78%. Tests are carried our as follows over the year and then schools are given data termly on each child, to show progression:

  • Test 1 – autumn term.
  • Test 2 – winter term.
  • Test 3 – summer term.

Benefits from the PE curriculum delivery

  • High quality PE lessons with clear learning objectives and outcomes.
  • Assessment of every pupil half termly against the outcomes of the PE National Curriculum to show child progression and attainment.
  • Teacher lesson plan support portal which houses over 300 year-specific lesson plans accompanied by year specific PE National Curriculum frameworks.
  • Delivery of the fitness tracker programme for all KS2 pupils three times per year that will show the impact of the programme along with progression of pupil’s personal fitness levels.
  • Use of portable whiteboards and ICT to encourage visual learning and pupil self-evaluation.
  • Development of a school PE/sport development plan in consultation with the lead teacher for PE.
  • Quality assurance and mentoring framework to support all schools and coaches in consultation with school staff through a dedicated Senior Sports Coach.
  • Development of school to club links through the Active Tameside Sport & Physical Activity Network
  • Provision of Outdoor Education activities.
  • Play leaders courses for year 5/6 children to build confidence and support the development of future leaders and coaches.
  • A high quality solution to your PPA cover needs that will support the school curriculum and are also used for Teacher CPD.
  • 10 FREE Active Tameside gift vouchers per year for schools enrolled on the Coaching in School scheme.

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Extra curricular PE delivery

Give every pupil the chance to increase sport participation and introduce them to different sports.

Choose from 9 core focus sports plus dance. We also offer alternative sports such as dodgeball, tri-golf, archery, cycling and much more.


  • Opportunities to engage in PE and sport for all young people.
  • Increase participation of school PE and sport through extended school hours provision.
  • Further develop pupils’ skills and fitness.
  • Signposting pupils to community sports clubs to further encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • Opportunities for children to become involved in the organisation and leadership of activities by undertaking a PE young leaders award.
  • Raising the importance of being active and making healthy food choices to parents and pupils.

“The children have made excellent progress and enjoy their PE lessons immensely. The impact the Active Tameside coaching programme is having on our participation at after school clubs and school games tournaments has been fantastic. Thank you.”

– Livingstone Primary School, Mossley

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