active schools and curriculum for excellence
Delivering interesting and exciting Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (PEPAS) both in curricular and extra-curricular time can inspire and motivate young people, teams and individuals in a magical way that a maths worksheet or reading exercise can often fail to do. Active Schools believe much of the fulfilment of life’s experiences can be found through PEPAS:
- Physical Engagement – being there to take part
- Cognitive Engagement – thinking about why they are there to take part
- Emotional Engagement – provoking feeling through thinking and taking part
PEPAS instructors have been described as ‘weavers of magic’ in children and Active Schools strongly believes that knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaches, teachers and young leaders can inspire their young people to enjoy PEPAS activities in a way that could shape their lives.
Active Schools is taking a lead role in developing additional physical activity opportunities to sit alongside high quality physical education in schools. The team have developed ‘Active Schools and a Curriculum for Excellence’ to train and support staff to help build their own magic in their schools.
|This logo highlights programmes where Active Schools will offer centrally based training workshops and CPD.|
|This logo highlights programmes where Active Schools can offer local meetings and guidance.|
You can click on the training title which will take you to the course content and application forms.
|Thursday||10 January||Positive Coaching Scotland - Double Goal Coach||or call 01595 74 4006|
|Tuesday||15 January||Positive Coaching Scotland - Double Goal Coach||or call 01595 74 4006|
|Wednesday||16 January||TOPs Training - Central||or call 01595 74 4073|
|Tuesday||5 February||Positive Coaching Scotland - Double Goal Coach||or call 01595 74 4006|
|Wednesday||6 February||Sports Coach UK - Safeguarding and Protecting Children||or call 01595 74 4006|
|Tuesday||19 February||First Clubgolf||or call 01595 74 4050|
|Wednesday||27 February||John Muir Award||or call 01595 74 4073|
|Thursday||28 February||TOPs Training - Brae||or call 01595 74 4753|
|Wednesday||13 March||Dance Mats - Brae||or call 01595 74 4052|
|Thursday||14 March||Motor Skills Fun Fit Clubs with NHS Shetland||or call 01595 74 4050|
|Wednesday||20 March||Dance Mats - Lerwick||or call 01595 74 4052|
|Wednesday||17 April||Sports Coach UK - Workshop TBC||or call 01595 74 4006|
|Thursday||18 April||Junior Jog Clubs||or call 01595 74 4027|
If you wish to count this Training as part of your annual CPD, please complete this additional form and return it to Sarah Henry, CPD Officer at Hayfield House, Hayfield Lane, Lerwick, ZE1 0QD.
All the above training is free of charge and we do not pay expenses or hourly rates for staff.
Purpose of the document
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The purpose of the document is to share Active School’s physical activity programmes, designed to get more children, more active, more often. The document should provide greater equality of delivery across schools through staff training and is designed to maximise the speed and ease of selecting suitable activities and training and to minimise the time required of working through experiences and outcomes. The document explicitly links Active Schools to a Curriculum for Excellence which supports staff planning and monitoring and ensures the quality of delivery of each activity. The document includes a range of ideas to include in to a class teacher’s physical activity time.
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The key to the document is in its design. There are vertical and horizontal coloured tabs with each activity which reflect the theme of the activity and which curriculum level the activity is suited to. The ‘Training’ weblink, indicated by the orange or blue symbol, is on every page where training is available, through our online training calendar to our CPD courses endorsed by schools service.
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The document is ‘live’. It will be updated with new activities and programmes when they have been developed by the Active Schools team. The online training calendar will also be updated regularly. Please print off a paper copy of the document and scribble notes on the notes pages and share ideas between staff and with your Active Schools Co-ordinator.