Athletics is recognised as one of the sports which provide the Fundamentals Skills (Physical Literacy) such as running, jumping and throwing, which underpin most other sports.
England Athletics offer to support Physical Education in Primary Schools is: The Athletics 5 Point Offer
• Provide easy to use Teacher and Coach educational courses and support
• Provide easy to use resources and playing equipment.
• Provide a range of fun exciting Intra and Inter-Schools Competition for primary schools.
• Provide a network of community club opportunities for young people.
• Provide advice and guidance from England Athletics staff to support the work in schools.
CPD -The Course for Primary teachers is Elevating Athletics for more information see: England Athletics Website
Primary School Teachers Education Pack (Elevating Athletics):
Lesson plans / activity cards.
Fun inclusive games designed to help develop the child’s running, jumping and throwing skills (the fundamentals of athleticism).
Teaching notes to help develop a child’s all round physical literacy.
Online video library of games and activities for KS1 and KS2.
Extensive website dedicated to Athletics Schools and Youth Competitions, Awards and Skills for teachers, children and parents.
Competition SportsHall Athletics (Indoors) Quadkids (Outdoors) formats.
Athletics is also unique in that we offer Awards alongside our competition programme which allows every child’s personal improvements to be measure and celebrated.
England Athletics satellite clubs provide extra-curricular provision (breakfast clubs/afterschool).
A network of community clubs affiliated to England Athletics providing fun, structure, age relevant coaching provision for children of all abilities.
Education Coordinators support Teacher Training.
Club and Coach Support Officers provide local support for Satellite Clubs.
Athletics Networks provide School to Club Links and Competition Opportunities.
Search for your nearest club by your postcode here
Club and Coach Support Officer
England Athletics - North
There are 12 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.
Check out our Athletics page for more information on Athletics in Cumbria