Outdoor Education

Curriculum and Resources

Raising Achievement across the curriculum using PESS

Research shows that, in addition to developing physical literacy, placing PE and sport at the heart of school life can bring about significant improvements in achievement, attendance and behaviour. Please see below examples and resources on how to raise achievement across the curriculum using major sporting events to engage young people in their learning.

Major Sporting Events in the UK 2015-2016 Microsoft Word 37kB

Going the Extra Mile - Ofsted 2014  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 1MB

Athletics Cross-Curricular Lesson Plans  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 9MB

picture of olympic stadium london

As a nation we face a huge challenge with regard to the health of our future generations. Of particular concern is the issue of healthy weight in children of school age. We wish to capture the inspiration generated by the London 2012 Games to help schools address this.

Road to Rio Challenge

The Road to Rio challenge is designed to encourage young people in Hampshire to take part in more physical activity & sport. The challenge is very simple – For pupils to take part in 2016 minutes (35 hours) of extra curricular clubs involving physical activity in the run up to the Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

The clubs can be before school, lunch time or after school. Once the session has been completed pupils get their teacher to stamp their card. Certificates, prizes or medals can then be awarded (Gold, Silver or Bronze) for the number of hours completed.

For further information click on the link below.

Legacy challenge explained

Kent version

Legacy scorecard

Values scorecard

Bronze certificate Microsoft Word 550kB
Silver certificate Microsoft Word 861kB
Gold certificate Microsoft Word 867kB

Useful websites

Get Set website

Hampshire 2012 Legacy website

Rio 2016


rugby world cup logo 2015

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is scheduled to be the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship. The tournament is scheduled to be hosted by England from 18 September to 31 October 2015, Twickenham Stadium will host the final. Read more.

Use the RWC 2015 in England to inspire and motivate your students

Additional resources can be found here. Please note that you need to sign up to this page to view the resources.

Idea for an assembly - 4 inspirational stories about rugby players Microsoft Word 165kB

Rugby and Literacy Pack 2014-2015  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 993kB

Tackle Learning - A rugby focused educational resource pack for schools and rugby clubs  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 1MB

Hampshire involvement in Rugby World Cup past and present

Jonny Wilkinson

Bibliography and link to Hampshire Schools TV


Rio 2016 logo

Rio 2016 website

Olympic website

Free App to get your school on the Road to Rio 2016


A new free app has just launched for iOS and Android. You can also use the Get Set website if you don't have access to a mobile or tablet.

Your team can try different sports and physical activities to earn badges, using the app to keep track of their 9298km journey to Rio de Janeiro.

Get started now and join in the fun with schools across the UK!


Effective self review is a critical part of school improvement and encompasses all aspects of Physical Education, including school sport. Accurate self review is also required in order to be able to evidence effective use of the Primary Pe funding.

The documents below provide a guide to the self review process.

Self Review in PE - support materials:

Going the Extra Mile - Ofsted 2014  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 1MB

Beyond 2012 - outstanding physical education for all - Ofsted report (68 pages) Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 715kb

Summary of above Ofsted 'Beyond 2012' report (5 pages) Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 165kb

Ofsted PE Survey visit  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 108kB

Inspecting Primary School PE and school sport: new funding  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 338kB

Do you have high quality PE and sport in your school? Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 959kb

Tool for self-evaluation Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 55kb

What works well in PE & Sport in Schools? Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 115kb

Hampshire PESS premium extracts March 2014 Microsoft Word 26kB

Primary PE and Sport Premium 'One Stop Shop'  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 225kB

Primary PE and Sport Premium 'One Stop Shop' Microsoft Word 124kB - Instructions


Using PE and Sport to raise attainment in English and Maths

Some thoughts, ideas and resources to help teachers use PE & Sport to raise attainment in the classroom.

  • Learning Through Sport - Maths & English - 1st4sport.com Resource £34.99 - Improve Key Stage 2 Maths and English Performance through fun sports activities

  • Premier League Reading Stars online challenge 2015 - Each Premier League Club has nominated a player as our 'Reading Champion'. Each player has set three challenges, based on a book, website article, poem or play.

  • Love Football Love Reading 2 - this is an adapted version of the original World Cup resource, to help practitioners use children's passion for football throughout the year to promote reading.

  • The Youth Sport Trust - membership required to access the resources on using sport to improve Literacy and Numeracy (2015 Primary School membership £300)

  • Dadzclub - project ideas to help parents, schools and communities improve literacy.

  • My Learning Journey - ideas from teachers on how to use PE to improve literacy.

  • Life Sports Literacy Project - article by David Brayley


QCDA National Curriculum Physical Education Exemplification Materials

QCDA have shared their National Curriculum Exemplification for foundation subjects, Physical Education files, which support effective assessment by demonstrating national standards across key stage 3 at national Curriculum levels 3-8.

They are a resource and reference point for teachers:

  • When assessing pupils' work in relation to national standards

  • For training and professional development

  • When thinking about next steps for students

To access the exemplification files, click on the link:

Curriculum Resources

Example Curriculum Map KS1 & KS2  (1)

The Mountbatten School - Curriculum Plan

Example Curriculum Map - Secondary - 2007 - activity based Microsoft Word 36kB

Example Curriculum Map - Secondary - 2007 - concepts and processes Microsoft Word 37kB

PrimPESSpolicy12 Microsoft Word 40kB

NC 2014

Primary PE curriculum

Secondary PE curriculum

Subsidiary guidance

Physical Literacy framework


Good practice to maximise effective use of the PE and Sport Premium  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 355kB


Case studies found on this page are all examples of innovative practice in Hampshire schools which have been used to raise achievement across the curriculum.

Primary school

Developing language skills through Yoga - Vigo Infant School

Increasing OH opportunities for girls - Rucstall Primary School

Raising standards in Gymnastics - Tadley Primary School

Raising standards of PE at KS2 through OAA - St Mary's Primary School

Raising standards of PE at KS1 - Silchester Primary School

Secondary school

Inclusive PE - Toynbee School

Raising achievement in GCSE Dance - Hamble Community Sports College

Specialist Teacher Support Programme - Henry Cort

Multiskills at KS1/2 - Staunton Community College

Use of transition data in the New Forest - Noadswood School

Special school

Treloar School Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 59kb


Hampshire County Council swimming certificates for schools

Following updates,  we are pleased to offer certificates designed to recognise the achievements of students engaged in national curriculum swimming in schools.

Please download and print as required

Swimming certificates  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 40kB