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Resources for Physical Educators


‘Starter for 10’

a primer for Secondary Physical Educators

A short-list of sites for teachers looking for teaching resources and enrichment materials

Professional support

Subject Associations and Related Resources



Association for Physical Educators

The Association for Physical Educators  (afPE) is the professional body for those involved in physical education.

This site is designed and updated to support all those involved in initial teacher training for PE.  

Sport England

Creating an active nation through sport.

Youth Sports Trust

A brighter future for young people through sport.

Sports Coach UK

A charitable organisation and the lead agency for development of the UK Coaching System.



The Department of culture, media and Sport encourages the take-up of sport across communities and by children and young people in particular.

UK Sport


Working in partnership to lead sport in the UK to world class success.

Curriculum support



 Physical Literacy

This site offers a platform to explore concepts of physical literacy.

National Curriculum in Action

This website uses pupils' work and case study materials to show what the National Curriculum in PE looks like in practice.


A National Curriculum foundation subject compulsory at all Key Stages for all pupils.


Information on the new National Curriculum

Enrichment activities for PE

Greater use of specialist sports coaches for lunchtime and after-hours activities.

The Standards Site

National Curriculum schemes of work and advice on schemes.


Advice on using ICT to teach Physical Education.

Curriculum resources

Interactive Lessons



Educator’s Resources Desk


The Educator's Reference Desk provides access to resources, lesson plans.

Primary Resources


Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas.


Teachernet – Lesson Plans


Search the database of over 2,000 lesson plans and resources. They have all been evaluated by teachers, and cover the national curriculum Key Stages 1 to 3.

Teaching Ideas


A selection of warm-up and cool-down PE ideas and resources.



A guide to classroom resources and websites, and reviews of them written by teachers.

Teacher Training Resource Bank

Research findings and practical advice on teaching PE.

BBC Human body

Interactive activities about the skeleton and muscles.

BBC Health

Information on health and nutrition.

Interactive Assets



Worth the Trip -Outward Bound

This short video programme, part of Teachers TV ‘Worth the Trip' series, follows a group of secondary children from Bradford at Ullswater Outward Bound Centre. A wide range of activities from rock climbing to raft building are shown.


A large selection of PE related videos free.

Teach PE

Free interactive resources and videos

A few good links to interactive PE resources.

PE revision with RSS feed’s and links to other PE resources gathered by the BBC.


Teachers TV

1000 programmes online covering all subjects, 50 of them on teaching PE.

PE Digest


Subject information: illustrated articles on improving sports techniques, fitness and PE classes.  This is a US subscription site but there are some free resources.