Secondary Teacher Training programme (SETT)
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How SETT can help your students

Under 16's are recommended to be active for 60 minutes per day, but annual figures from Sport England consistently show that only half are meeting those guidelines, with consequent impacts on their short term mental wellbeing and long term health.

Teenage boys are generally more active than girls, with further challenges encountered by those who come from less affluent families and ethnically diverse communities. 

The SETT programme aims to equip teachers to help all students under 18 rediscover a love of movement in a way that suits them, enabling them to grow into healthy and happy adults - overcoming self-perceptions that they're  simply 'not sporty'.

Programme approach & outcomes

This programme is aimed at improving the experience of PE, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA) by creating engagimg opportunities for secondary pupils at a local level. We want to help teachers put enjoyment at the heart of their efforts to reach young people through physical activity.

During the 2021/22 academic year, the programme allows secondary schools to access a range of opportunities at no cost. 

The outcomes of the programme are:

  • Pupils experience a greater breadth of PESSPA. normalising the idea of staying active as they mature
  • Teachers feel more confident in involving pupils in physical activity
  • Professional development opportunities ensure teachers learn new skills 
  • The number of young people perceived to have a poor experience of PESSPA is reduced
  • The school experiences a positive and sustained change in the status of physical activity 


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Training and other opportunities to develop your school's offer

Whether you're looking for a way to entice more teenage girls back into activity, training to help you increase fitness by teaching basic boxing skills or tips to make your PE lessons more inclusive, find them through us.

Read more about these courses and the other ways we can help you get your older pupils tuned into staying active - and enjoying it.