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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Workshop will now be taking place across the road from the Raynes Park Tennis Centre at St John Fisher RC Primary School (Grand Drive, SW20 9NA)

MSSP will be running a 2.5hr bespoke Teaching Assistant (TA): Curriculum PE Support Workshop designed to give TA teaching staff the practical skills and knowledge in how they can have an impactful role in supporting the delivery of high quality curriculum PE lessons in their schools.

This 2.5hr workshop (staff will either attend Session 1 (10:00-12:30) or Session 2 (13:00-15:30) will comprise a blended learning approach of both PE teaching theory, as well as a series of practical activities that are focussed on developing a greater understanding and confidence in the following areas:

  • Supporting the PE lesson lead in clarifying and explaining PE activity instructions, rules and tasks based on set learning objectives and success criterion
  • Supporting the delivery of PE Warm Up and skill focussed activities
  • Supporting the PE lesson lead on how to question pupils on their understanding and application of set activities
  • Providing specific feedback to pupils in order to increase their learning and performance of a task within the PE lesson
  • Supporting the PE lesson lead in the assessment of pupils
  • Gaining an understanding of the ways in which a PE lesson and materials can be adapted to accommodate the individual learning needs of pupils


Due to the obvious risks with COVID-19 still being prevalent in the Borough, we have asked all attendees to follow the following risk assessment measures that we need to put in place to ensure that we can make the session as safe as possible for all of those attending:

  1. All attendees will be asked to take a Lateral Flow Test the morning of the event.
  2. All attendees must not attend if they display any symptoms of Covid including a high a temperature or cough.
  3. All attendees, that are not exempt, will be asked to wear a face covering whilst positioned less than 2m from other or using communal spaces (and not taking part in physical activity) as per government guidance.
  4. All attendees will be asked to wash or sanitise their hands regularly and before and after taking part in any activities.
  5. MSSP will provide hand sanitising stations.
  6. By attending, staff are confirming that they have completed all the necessary covid checks and if they do not give consent to have their pictures taken this should be emailed to the organiser in advance of the session.
  7. Equipment will be cleaned before the session starts and at the end of any set period of activity.
  8. We aim to group staff into bubbles for the event. We will put staff from the same schools together and ask bubbles to sit and work as teams together throughout the day to avoid cross infection with other school’s staff where possible.
  9. Whilst we will do our utmost to limit physical interaction with others, by the nature of the practical activities within team games (the topic for this training) this may not always be possible. Staff may of course refrain from physically taking part in any activity they do not feel comfortable taking part in due to covid or other reasons.
  10. During seated parts of the workshop, staff will be allocated seats with 1 – 2m distance from others.
  11. MSSP will provide first aiders and equipment.
  12. MSSP staff delivering the session will not wear masks due to the acoustics in the dome but will remain at least 2m from others.
  13. The venue comprises a 3 tennis court sized dome/bubble with high a ceiling which is vacuum pressured and air conditioned. There is not option to open windows or doors for additional ventilation. Please bring warm clothes should the temperature be low during the winter months.
  14. We anticipate there will be a maximum of 36 staff from around 25 schools attending along with the MSSP team.


Booking Disclaimer

By registering onto a Merton PE Workshop or training event using our online course booking page, you have confirmed that those registered will attend the training. If delegates do not attend, you may still be charged full price for the course if the place cannot be filled. In some circumstances we may refund bookings in the form of course credit; however this is at the discretion of Merton PE.