Moray House School of Education and Sport

Programme Structure

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Entry requirements / Programme structure

Course Description (2020-21)

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops.

Courses are assessed in a variety of ways to suit the learning outcomes and develop the professional skills required for the workplace. There is also an expectation that students will maintain a professional portfolio during all four years of the programme and engage in professional learning to address areas of development.

Programme Aims

Physical education aims to provide children and young people with learning experiences that enable them to gain the knowledge, motivation and competence to live a physically active life.

It enables them to develop physically, morally, intellectually and socially within an educational context where pupils are valued and cared for.

The role of physical education in primary and secondary schools

  • Physical Education forms part of the core curriculum and is also offered as national qualifications.
  • It offers a range of physical activities within, and beyond, the curriculum to engage children and young people in purposeful, worthwhile, enjoyable and enriching learning experiences.
  • It addresses a broad range of educational objectives through well planned and developmentally appropriate physical education programmes.

Place2Be partnership

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Teachers today are faced with a range of mental health needs in the classroom, and yet they receive very little training in this area, or support to cope with the emotional impact that the role may have on them. A unique strategic partnership between Moray House School of Education and Sport and children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, provides a unique resource to student teachers at

Edinburgh. The approach is informed by Place2Be’s 25 years’ experience supporting the wellbeing of pupils, families and school staff in schools.

Building on a successful two-year pilot – this partnership will continue to increase knowledge, understanding and skills around children’s mental health for student teachers and the initial teacher education programmes across Moray House as a whole. As a core element of the partnership, our dedicated Place2Be clinician will provide direct support for student teachers, via a reflective space known as ‘Place2Think’. These sessions aim to build emotional resilience and to promote the need for teacher self-care.

Through this unique partnership, we hope to equip teachers with the skills they need for a rewarding career and to produce mentally healthy classrooms benefitting everyone’s mental health.

Kathleen Forbes

Place2Be Clinician

  • Moray House School of Education and Sport

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