Sainsbury's Inclusive PE

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Free training and resources, helping teachers and school staff learn how to provide high-quality PE for all young people.


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What does the training involve?

Both theory and practical elements provide a clearer understanding of the needs of all pupils. The training supports teachers to ensure all pupils are engaged and make good progress within PE.

Sainsbury's Inclusive PE takes approximately six hours to complete, and comprises both face-to-face training and online learning.

Participants can also access an online resource to support continued professional development and to enable material to be shared between colleagues.

Who is this course for?

Sainsbury's Inclusive PE is primarily designed to support PE teachers in mainstream schools to include young disabled people within the PE curriculum. However, the principles used can be applied to a number of settings and can be of benefit to all young people.

The training can also be used to support other teaching staff, trainee teachers, classroom assistants, learning support assistants and special educational needs co-ordinators.

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Teachers' perspectives:

“I didn't have much training at university around making PE lessons inclusive, which meant I was worried about my lack of experience when I first started teaching. The training has really opened my eyes to how easy it can be to adapt activity to suit all children without changing it completely or excluding students" Tom, PE teacher (England)

“The training made me more aware of the difficulties that pupils face in PE, and it gave me a number of ideas of how I could amend my teaching to help these pupils to progress and feel valued in lessons" Elaine, PE teacher (Northern Ireland)

“I don't teach PE very often as I am the Head Teacher, but I support and lead clubs. This course was very useful in showing that small changes can make a huge difference to a child's inclusion. I thoroughly recommend it." Elizabeth, Head Teacher (England).

To read more about the impact the training is having on workshop participants, please visit our case study page.

The background

Sainsbury's Inclusive PE aims to create a lasting legacy for disabled people after London 2012. The four Home Country disability sport organisations and Sainsbury’s, with support of Paralympics GB and the Youth Sport Trust, have joined forces.

Sainsbury’s has committed to investing £1 million over the next four years to support this initiative.

Training to date

Since January 2013, over 5,500 teachers across the UK have attended free Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training courses, with an estimated 118,100 young people with special educational needs and disabilities having already benefited from the training.

In addition, over 20 teacher training establishments have committed to the delivery of Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training, embedding core elements of the course within their teacher training programmes.

How can I get involved?

To book your place, visit the Sainsbury's Active Kids for All website and, under the schools section, click on the county that you live or work in. 

Click here to download the frequently asked questions sheet about this specific programme. For further information about this project please email: or phone: 01509 227751.