Active Cumbria PE Network (ACPEN)

The ACPEN network hub meetings are for PE Subject leaders in Primary Schools across the county,
 designed to share good practice, respond to requests for future professional development and provide free independent advice and updates on national programmes and directives.

Examples of discussions include, effective use of the Sport and PE funding, guidance on the use of coaches in school and further information on the new PE national curriculum. 

The ACPEN meetings have proved very popular with primary school PE subject leaders with over 80 representatives attended the five locality meetings across Cumbria.  








South Lakes


Tuesday 20th September

Mitchells Auction Cockermouth    

13:15 - 16:00

Monday 19th September

Morton CC Carlisle    

13:15 - 16:00

Wednesday 2nd November

Black Combe Millom      

13:15 - 16:00

Wednesday 14th September

French Fields

13:15 - 16:00

Thursday 22nd September

Lindal Cricket    Club

09:00 - 12:00

Wednesday 14th September

Ghyllside Primary 

09:00 – 14.30


Tuesday 31st January

Mitchells    Auction Cockermouth       13:15 - 16:00

Monday 23rd January

Trampoline Park Willowholme. (Awaiting confirmation)   

13:15 - 16:00

Wednesday 15th February

Thornhill  Primary  

 13:15 - 16:00

Wednesday 18th January,

Penrith RUFC

13:15 - 16:00

Thursday 26th January

Lindal Cricket    Club   

09:00 - 12:00

Wednesday 25th January

Venue Ghyllside Primary

09.00 – 12.00


Tuesday 23rd May

Mitchells    Auction Cockermouth    13:15 - 16:00

Monday 22nd May

Trampoline Park, Willowholme

13:15 - 16:00

Wednesday 24th May

Bookwell Egremont  

13:15 - 16:00

Wednesday 7th June

Venue TBC

13:15 - 16:00

Thursday 25th May

Lindal Cricket Club   

09:00 - 12:00

Wednesday 7th June 

Heron Hill School 

9.00 - 12.00

"I just wanted to contact you to mention how successful we feel our first two Carlisle Active Cumbria PE Network meetings have been. We have been well attended and hope to continue to grow. We all feel very positive about the future of the meetings and how they will help us to share best practise, stay up-to-date with national changes and initiatives and improve the well-being of the children in our schools through enhancing our teaching and learning. Howard Todd's input and involvement in the meetings has been invaluable and we very much appreciate him being there" 

Stephen Johnston (Houghton CE)