FA Skills

Coaching in Education and Teacher Support


Often a player's first involvement in football will be within education.

Be it the first stages of primary school or the final stages of University, providing opportunities for children and young adults to play football in an educational setting is important to us.

Durham County FA Primary Teacher Support Programme (NCPE)

Durham County FA’s Primary Teacher Support Programme aims to upskill Primary School Teachers  in the delivery of high quality National Curriculum PE lessons.  

The Primary Teacher Support Programme is split into three main focus areas:

 Plan  A one hour, weekly workshop (split into 2x 30 minutes, with two different teachers) will support Teachers with the planning process (practice design, teaching points, differentiation, etc), to ensure the highest quality of practical delivery, in both the short and long term. A planning template will be provided for the teachers to complete, pre-delivery. The planning workshop will take place an hour before the practical delivery, i.e. 12.00-1.00pm, with lessons running 1.00-3.00pm.
 Deliver  2 x one hour practical delivery with the respective Teachers class, whereby the Teacher will take the lead in the delivery of the lesson, whilst receiving on-going support and feedback throughout from the Tutor. Where required, the Tutor can model some best practice delivery and / or co-deliver with the Teacher. 
 Review  Individual, personal reflections from the Teachers to positively inform the new cycle of planning and delivery; taking on board the feedback received during the delivery of the NCPE lesson. A review template will be provided for Teachers to complete, post-delivery. 

Engaging the Teachers in the planning, delivery and reviewing of the lessons, will accelerate both their understanding and practical application of NCPE lessons, leading to short and long term development. 

If you would like more information about this programme please contact Richard Shuffleton on the contact information on the right hand side of the page.

Get in touch


Richard Shuffleton
Football Development Officer (Coach & Player Development)

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)

E: Richard.Shuffleton@DurhamFA.com

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