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Do Sport Coaches require a Degree to teach Primary PE?

Discussion in 'Physical education' started by ashleycurran1, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Coaches, especially in primary schools, are often deployed to deliver primary physical education. Recently, It has come of interest that it seems that we need subject specialist teachers in PE similar to secondary schools. This means that we could move towards employing coaches or subject specialist PE teachers with higher education, whereas a majority only hold a required 'Level 2' in their selected sport.

    Let me know what you think, it would be interesting to know your thoughts.
    Bumptious likes this.
  2. The-Gaffer

    The-Gaffer Occasional commenter

    Personally I think it's a disgrace that schools can appoint anyone without a teaching qualification to teach in a school.

    Especially in PE.

    You can get a level 2 in dodgeball coaching on a days course & with this lead PE unsupervised in a primary school delivering thier entire curriculum. Do me a favour!

    A level 2 qualification is exactly what it says it is, it's equivalent to a GCSE or Level 2 BTEC yet I am not aware of any 17 year olds delivering literacy & numeracy unsupervised in primary schools because they hold a 9 or A* in GCSE Maths/English Language
    Joecowley and LeftTheBuilding like this.

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