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CPD for Primary School Teachers in Primary Physical Education

The CPD programme for primary physical education has been designed to meet the pertinent knowledge that a teacher will need at different stages of their career.  In England, primary physical education (PE) currently enjoys a heightened profile at government level with increased funding and accountability in schools....

Studying with us in 2021/22

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  • Start date There are no set dates for this course. Sessions will be run to cater to demand.
  • School School of Education and Social Work
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences


The CPD programme for primary physical education has been designed to meet the pertinent knowledge that a teacher will need at different stages of their career. 

In England, primary physical education (PE) currently enjoys a heightened profile at government level with increased funding and accountability in schools.

Teachers are now expected to deliver lessons that are considered by Ofsted (2013) to be ‘good’ or better by accessing professional learning opportunities, resourcing subject materials and drawing upon expertise to support subject leadership and management.

Our belief at BCU is to empower teachers and support them in becoming competent and confident physical educators. We have developed a programme that will support teachers across our partnership schools.

This course is not open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

  • Introduction to Physical Education
  • Modern PE and Behaviour Management
  • Health and Safety in PE
  • Physical Education related current affairs
  • PE Leadership
  • Teaching Styles and facilitated learning – the use of teaching model based learning
  • Differentiation and inclusion in PE
  • Assessment and Questioning in PE
  • Creating a growth mind set in PE
  • Technology in PE
  • How do we compare, analyse and evaluate in PE?
  • Fundamental movement skills
  • Games
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • OAA
  • Contemporary/New sports

Why Choose Us?

The CPD programme will be underpinned by the following principles:

  • All sessions will have differentiation and inclusion theory as the backbone of their content. • Sessions will include a broad and balanced approach including, content knowledge, pedagogy,research and context specific practices
  • The CPD offer can include up to 2 or 3 sessions within one 150 minute block, depending on sessions wishing to undertake
  • The sessions are a mixture of practical and theory, so a classroom and hall is required

Fees & How to Apply

Flexible Delivery

Here at Birmingham City University we recognise that to undertake a programme like this we need to sit around work, family and social commitments. That is why we can offer these sessions in a variety of ways. For example you and your colleagues could come to us at BCU where we can run the programme in our brand new state of the art facilities. We can come to you in your school or academy at a time convenient to you. Or a group of local schools could come together to host. The how we do this list is endless and one we would tailor to suit you.

How to apply

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Facilities and Staff

Our facilities

Our School of Education and Social Work is based at our City South campus in leafy Edgbaston.

We’ve spent £41million expanding the education facilities at City South. These facilities offer hands-on practical experience, replicating the spaces you will come across in professional practice. Alongside classrooms and lecture theatres, we also have a range of specialist teaching and learning spaces for specific subjects including science, design and technology, drama and physical education.

As well as subject-specific rooms, our facilities include the Primary Innovation Lab, which houses £24,000 worth of LEGO. This room is a special resource for our education students, offering an innovative and creative way to approach subjects across the curriculum – from computing to English, mathematics to art. The lab responds to research that children and young people learn best from practical experience.

Our Social Work students have access to a home environment room and mock hospital wards which offer an opportunity to gain experience of working with service users in different situations.

Computer facilities

The Seacole building has two open-access IT Suites which offer PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanners. There is also an IT Helpdesk for quick and easy help with your computing or internet issues.

Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

In addition to desktop PCs, we also offer a laptop loan facility, allowing students to borrow a laptop for up to six hours while on campus.

Our staff

Angela Whitehouse

Senior Lecturer in Primary Physical Education

Angela’s career in teaching began after graduating with a B.Ed (hons) degree from Nene College, Northampton in 1992. Angela was a primary class teacher for 20 years, working in a diverse range of schools across the Birmingham area, teaching in Key stage 1 and Key Stage 2. During this time Angela held many different additional roles and responsibilities including; Subject Leader for Physical Education, mathematics and ICT, Key Stage Two Phase Leader, and School Based Mentor for the University of Central England (now BCU).

More about Angela



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