Sport and exercise in school is fun and important for students’ mental and physical health, yet there’s far more to teaching secondary PE.

During your Red Kite course, you’ll discuss the increasing use of technology in PE, considering the effects of using iPads in the classroom and how technology can be an effective tool for Assessment for Learning.

When increasing subject knowledge with your specialist PE teachers, you’ll plan for practical sessions, such as introducing contact in rugby. You’ll also plan for emergency scenarios where there may be no equipment available.

Behaviour management skills are essential for staying in control and engaging a whole class, and you’ll learn how to set a great climate for learning. You’ll also understand the differences between a starter, plenary, metacognition and recall, ensuring all students make excellent progress.

You can choose from our core PE course or our PE with EBACC course. The core route is for applicants who want to train exclusively in PE. The PE with EBACC route is for candidates with an A’ Level grade C or higher in Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Geography, History, Physics or Spanish. This provides opportunities to train and teach your EBacc subject, usually at KS3 level, in addition to PE across all age ranges.

100% of Red Kite Secondary PE trainees have found a teaching role on completing their PE PGCE course.

Our core PE programme for 2019/20 is now closed. We are, however, still recruiting for PE with EBacc. Potential PE with EBacc applicants are advised to contact us prior to application to discuss opportunities.

Find out about our entry criteria and how to apply

“By doing PE with EBACC, I’ve had the opportunity to teach maths as well as theoretical and practical PE; the opportunities and support I’ve had so far are overwhelming.

By being in a placement school from day one, I’ve experienced six sports and done four assessments per group, giving me a broad range of experiences and opportunities.”

Lauryn Dean, Red Kite Secondary Trainee, 2018-19, PE with Maths