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 including using major sporting events to engage young people in their learning.


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 Association for Physical Education (afPE) have developed a useful tool to assist schools in Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium (2015)  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 1MB

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

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

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


Using PE and Sport to raise attainment in English and Maths

NC 2014

Primary PE curriculum

Secondary PE curriculum

Physical Literacy framework

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

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



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

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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

Access the exemplification files.


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.

These certificates are available on the EVOLVE system under the Forms section in Resources. Please contact karen.andrews@hants.gov.uk if you are unable to access EVOLVE.