You sign up to go on a course.
The day before the course, you spend hours putting together everything for a cover teacher.
On the morning of the course you travel to the specified location, do the course (sometimes broken up by some coffee and custard creams) and then you travel home.
Courses can be great. You get a day away from the hustle and bustle of the classroom, you might get a free pen, and theoretically you come away with some new learning about a particular topic.
But what if the course you want to go on clashes with parents’ evening?
What if the trainer you really want to meet works at the other end of the country?
What if, on the day of the course, you are tired and just not feeling it?
Well, you might have to provide your own beverage and biscuit of choice, but in Aspire:ED we think we have the solution to all your CPD problems, and it’s so much more than just a one-day course.
Aspire:ED is an online...
Continued Professional Development (CPD) makes several appearances in 7 top tips for spending the Primary PE and Sport Premium.
CPD directly relates to point three of DfE’s five key indicators of effective PE and sport premium spending. But, when you look at the other four, it’s clear that CPD can contribute to achieving all five.
By increasing the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport:
It all starts with...
In response to the market’s need to provide more accessible and flexible training opportunities for primary school teachers keen to enhance physical education provision, Aspire has launched Aspire:ED.
Aspire:ED delivers on-demand training through digital technology, making it possible for teachers to train anytime, anywhere and on any device
Paul Griffiths, Owner at Aspire and creator of Aspire:ED, explains: “Even before the pandemic, busy educators found it difficult to make time for professional development. Now, whilst schools focus on the maintenance of a safe environment during the global pandemic, this issue is compounded.
“Schools are reluctant to allow external training providers on site, many schools are battling low staffing levels whilst teachers isolate and the provision of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers has slipped down the priority list.
“Despite the challenges, the importance of CPD,...
Design your primary school’s physical curriculum with this easy-to-use process.
A process based around Ofsted’s new inspection framework which Crichton Casbon, internationally recognised expert in the physical curriculum, will take you through in the webinar:
Thursday 26th November at 4pm
Join Crichton and Dan Hays, Development Executive at Aspire, as they chat live about the effectiveness of a quality physical curriculum and give you the steps to achieve this at your primary school.
Plus, all delegates that sign up and join us for...
School is many children’s only chance to be active.
And being in the midst of a pandemic in which restrictions abound, this is ever more pressing.
Lockdown number one saw a drastic drop in children’s activity levels, with only 19% meeting the recommended 1 hour of physical activity per day.
Since returning to school in September, children have been 47% more physically active.
As we write this, however, we’ve entered lockdown number two spanning November and edging into December.
Lockdown two has one significant difference though, schools are to remain open. But, with sports clubs closing and time outside limited, the pressure on schools to keep children’s activity levels up weighs heavy.
To support schools, the Association for Physical Education (afPE), Active Partnerships and Youth Sport Trust have put together 'Covid-19 and school funding: 7 top tips for spending the Primary PE and Sport Premium'. Used effectively, this funding has the potential...
Nationally and internationally known Education Consultant, Crichton Casbon MA (Curriculum Studies), is your course designer and leader.
A lifetime’s experience within the world of PE and the physical curriculum lends Crichton a unique expertise and wealth of knowledge that he shares within every module of this course.
What is this lifetime of experience?