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

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 Bronze certificate
Silver certificate
Gold certificate

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

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


Assessment Resources

Bridgemary Community Sports College Assessment Strategy

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:


Case Studies

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


Curriculum Development Board

The Physical Education Curriculum Board acts as the driving force behind good practice in teaching & learning and innovation in physical education in Hampshire.
The Board:
  • Provides a focal point for curriculum development in PE across all age phases and for the dissemination of good effective practice.
  • Promotes country-wide dissemination and monitoring
  • Interprets national policy and curriculum development initiatives to provide support for Hampshire teachers of physical education
  • Advises the Hampshire PE and School Sport Partnership (HPESSP) of curriculum CPD need
  • Informs the PE conference of potential focus areas for the annual conference
  • Highlights good practice and practitioners
  • Plays part in the annual review of the PE Strategy
Members / contact details of the PE Curriculum Development Board

Swimming certificates  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 40kB