Active Education


Active Tameside have successfully supported PE and sport in the majority of Tameside schools for over 15 years, engaging over 7,000 young people per week.

We have a combined resource of over 100 professional sports coaches, fitness instructors and swimming teachers, supported by a team of experienced sports and physical activity development officers to deliver a range of services to support schools. We are delighted to offer schools an enhanced and coordinated programme of excellent services.

This includes access to our fantastic facilities including our swimming pools, fitness facilities and our bespoke gymnastics arena, leisure pool and Sky High Adventure as well as programmes such as Activate Schools, Maths of the Day and British Cycling Go Ride.

See for yourself what Active Education has to offer by downloading the full brochure here.

The Coaches in Schools programme delivers high quality PE and sports lessons linked to the national curriculum that aims to ensure all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • Lead healthy active lives and have knowledge and understanding of fitness, health and healthy food choices.

All teaching within school is delivered by Level 3 Association for Physical Education (afPE) qualified coaches who also hold National Governing Bodies (NGB) level two coaching qualifications which from 2016 is an
Ofsted recommendation.

Schemes of work for all programme elements are provided and are split into specific year groups, these can be used by teachers to assist with the PE curriculum and enrichment planning. Progress assessments are
completed each half term for every pupil.

Cycling proficiency for the 21st century, designed to give pupils an understanding of cycling road rules. Bikeability consists of four two hour sessions run over four consecutive days teaching cycling manoeuvres, signalling and road safety. The first day involves all pupils completing level one and the final three days involve successful level one pupils completing level two.
Course provides:

  • High visibility jackets.
  • 20 mountain bikes, if pupils do not have access to their own bike or if it is not in a road worthy condition.
  • A helmet for each pupil.
  • A certificate and badge for all pupils who successfully achieve each level.

Level 1
Demonstrate the skills and understanding to allow pupils to make a bike trip teaching them how to undertake activities safely in a traffic-free environment.
Level 2
Demonstrate the skills and understanding to allow pupils to make a safe trip whether to school, work or leisure on quiet roads.

“Only 52 per cent of primary school children are able to swim the national curriculum requirement of a minimum of 25 metres unaided. We have to change this. With the support of government we have a great opportunity to make a significant impact in the way that school swimming is perceived and delivered. By working in partnership with strategic swimming partners we can ensure that every child leaves primary school being able to swim.”
Jon Glenn, Head of Learn to Swim at the ASA.


  • Experienced ASA swimming teachers.
  • Lessons designed to work pupils towards the achievement of National Curriculum Standard in swimming at Key Stage 2.
  • Termly ability points results based around National Curriculum attainment.
  • 24 school swimming sessions at 40 minutes each during the Autumn and Spring terms -transport can be provided where needed. Additional swimming sessions can be purchased during the summer term to extend the opportunities for pupils’ learning.

Pupils will work towards the following National Curriculum outcomes:

  • Pacing themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival.
  • Swimming unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • Recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back.
  • A range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills, for example, front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, sculling, floating and surface diving.
  • An invitation to a summer term school swimming gala, with a chance for pupils to compete.
  • One water safety talk per year in school.