SHAPE knows that for many Primary Schools the delivery of the National Curriculum for PE is often a challenge as the coverage of PE in ITT for the Primary sector is often inadequate. However, the programmes of study must, by law, be taught by all local-authority-maintained schools in England unless there’s a good reason not to.
SHAPE believes that the PE curriculum is best delivered by qualified teachers with their in-depth knowledge of the whole child, their families and the communities they serve. Only teaching staff in those schools can fully understand and best meet those complex issues.
SHAPE shares with AfPE (The Association for Physical Education) the belief that children need regular PE, School Sport and Physical Activity.
SHAPE aims to provide support and CPD to all teachers within their member schools.
As SHAPE is staffed by PE professionals and experienced teachers, SHAPE can be reactive to educational policy changes, for example the new Healthy Schools guidance.
If, as a member school, you feel the need for specific CPD either for individual staff or as a whole school, please just ask. It can be arranged!