The Premier League is launching the first phase of new PE planning and delivery resources through its flagship education programme, Premier League Primary Stars. The Premier League Primary Stars PE Planning Toolkit is a complete package of teaching and learning materials, designed to increase primary school teachers’ confidence in planning PE lessons and helping them to deliver a more inclusive, engaging and high-quality experience for their pupils.
The Planning Toolkit uses a step-by-step approach to guide teachers through the process of creating a scheme of work that meets the individual needs of their pupils when it comes to physical education. Supported by real-life examples and explanatory training films, teachers can use the toolkit to embed the three domains of learning – thinking, social and emotional, and physical – into their lessons. It will also encourage them to incorporate differentiation, inclusion, modelling, questioning and assessment for learning into their PE sessions.
Sonia Bell, Teacher at St Gabriel’s Primary School, who have a member of staff from Chelsea FC Foundation deliver in-class Premier League Primary Stars sessions, said “The new Premier League Primary Stars PE Planning Toolkit complements many other schemes of work that schools use. The resources, such as the video and wall charts, are up to date and current and can improve the quality of delivery.”
Alongside the teacher training materials, Premier League Primary Stars has developed an uplifting educational film for pupils, which encourages them to get excited about participating in PE, wherever they are in their learning journey. Structured around the Premier League’s four core values – Be ambitious, Be inspiring, Be connected, Be fair – the film features football players demonstrating values-based behaviours and highlights the importance of working hard, supporting teammates and showing kindness, on and off the pitch.
Speaking about the inclusion of the Premier League Values in the video and toolkit, Sam Mardle, School Education Manager at Chelsea FC Foundation said “The thing I like most about the Premier League Values is how closely aligned they are to most school values, making it a seamless incorporation into session delivery.”
Primary school teachers can request a free copy of the Premier League Values Wallchart for their classroom, which supports Ofsted’s Character Education requirement and encourages pupils to celebrate their positive behaviour.
All Premier League Primary Stars resources are mapped against the National Curriculum and are suitable for use in primary schools across England and Wales. Resources are free to download and can either be used off-the-shelf or tailored to suit teachers’ needs.
About Premier League Primary Stars
Premier League Primary Stars is a national primary school programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Clubs provide in-school support to teachers, delivering educational sessions to schools in their communities. Free teaching materials ensure the rounded programme, which covers everything from PE and maths to resilience and teamwork, is available to every primary school in England and Wales.
The Premier League currently funds 105 Premier League, English Football League and National League clubs in England and Wales to provide in-school support for teachers.
For more information or to register, visit:www.plprimarystars.com.