Teaching and Learning Programme

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We are working in partnership with Sport England, having received a National Lottery Award, to develop the profile of PE and sport across the alliance and examine the relationship between mental health and physical activity.


Sport England is working with the Youth Sport Trust, the Association for Physical Education and Activity Alliance to provide one-to-one support to help TSAs identify some of the causes of the above issue and design a bespoke programme to address them within each TSA. Consultants will facilitate TSAs in developing and delivering an approach that will contribute to the short, medium, and long-term outcomes which Sport England has identified as national priorities from our research with children and young people nationwide (see table below).


Led by Curriculum leader Michael Thomas at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School the programme allows our alliance to develop bespoke and relevant professional development for staff working on PE and sport, adding relevant content to the curriculum.

Recent activity


PE staff have received inset and CPD in developing their curriculum including mental health resilience, exam busting stress, boxing, fitness and yoga.


Positively Mad les sessions on exam busting and resilience for students. Each school brought several Key Stage Four students who were underachieving to invest time and capital to increase their attendance and self-esteem.


SOW / curriculum design / latest research articles etc. have all been shared with schools. They have strong educational intent now with their curriculum design.  Get Active posters / campaigns are up and running in PE faculty's / whole school


Regularly attending a Girls Active Inset day for disaffected girls at KS4 and disseminating those ideas across the alliance


New curriculum at Year 7 where the focus is on character education. (whole year 7) Linked to intent, implementation & impact. 


Action research looking at the 6 personalities in sport 8. tracking interim data and collecting average P8 score post GCSE.  (whole year 11 cohort) Then repeating the process with year 9&10 to modify their curriculum to improve their access/engagement in sport and in 12 months compare P8 once again. 


Improved student voice – (Years 7-10) sports ambassadors & sports captains identified – ½ termly meetings to discuss curriculum design, evolving needs / interests of their tutor/ year group


We will provide regular updates on this site