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Who can teach sport in schools?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by lizo18, May 17, 2018.

  1. lizo18

    lizo18 New commenter

    Hello all,

    We have a sports mad and very capable TA in school who we are considering taking P.E lessons. Is this allowed? She is far more enthusiastic and often better than the sports companies we have used. What qualifications (if any) would she need? Any advice greatly received. Thanks
  2. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    That might depend what kind of school you are working in... academy, free, state, private...
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    We have all kinds of people teaching sport...So long as they are good at it, there is no problem.
    However, as @ViolaClef says, it depends on which kind of school you are in...we are independent.
  4. Landofla

    Landofla Established commenter

    I think it also depends on the school's insurance policy.
  5. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    In the far-off days when HLTA prep was government funded, there was an HLTA PE specialism course. I have known several HLTAs who cover PPA and teach PE in that time. We have a strong TA who is a big sports enthusiast and has some coaching qualifications; we have, on a few occasions, used her to cover a PE lesson - but always with another adult present (could be another TA).

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