Physical Education



The PDST Health and Wellbeing team, incorporating Advisors for Physical Education, aims to provide high quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils/students.


 May 2017 Nationwide Seminars “Fundamental Movement Skills” and an outstanding new FREE resource set for all schools



The PDST are delighted to offer one full day’s training in Physical Literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills. Physical literacy gives pupils the tools they need to take part in physical activity and sport, both for healthy life-long enjoyment and for sporting success. Research shows that being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned Fundamental Movement Skills.


Fundamental Movement Skills are the basic building blocks of movement and are an essential part of everyday life and recreational activity.   It is only when these skills are mastered that a child can go on to develop specialised movement skills, which will allow them to reach their potential in sports-specific endeavours.  A copy of the PDST’s new Physical Literacy resource pack which brings Fundamental Movement Skills to life for teachers, will be provided to all schools attending this training.

For an indepth look at embedding Physical Literacy in your practice visit 



PE Workshops


We are currently rolling out PE workshops nationwide for Primary and Post Primary teachers. These active workshop are suitable for teachers of all class levels. Attendees will be provided with practical ideas and workshop notes. Refreshments will be provided prior to commencement. Please dress appropriately for a practical workshop. This workshop is free of charge! Download the flyers below to find a workshop near you. Book now to avoid disappointment by clicking here


These workshops are presented by the PDST through a national network of teacher clusters for professional development aligned with the education centre network. For details about your local Teacher Professional Network (TPN) for PE, please contact your local Education Centre or please click here