There are an abundance of different resources offering complete schemes of work and lesson plans. All those listed below have been recommended to us by various schools, but you will need to choose the one that best suits the needs of your school, staff and pupils.  We have produced a directory of resources to share here.  If your school has a resource you love to use, that has benefited you and you would like to recommend to others please email

Val Sabin

Having first produced their resources 25 years ago, Val Sabin offer a range of teaching manuals for Physical Education, complete schemes of work and packages of lesson plans for individual sports/activities. Other publications include:

  • Programes of exercises for quick 5 and 10 minute bursts of daily physical activity
  • Break and lunchtime activities
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Before and after school clubs

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 Real PE & Real Gym

Real PE provides fun and simple to follow PE Schemes of Work and support for Primary practitioners that give you the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique approach to teaching and learning in PE. Full resource packs are provided, along with a 3-day programme of training and support.

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Specific schemes of work also available for Gymnastics, along with a 1-day training course. Find out more at

The Power of PE

'The Power of P.E' aim to help instil Physical Education at the heart of School life by creating robust cross-curricular links in progressive P.E lessons, and PE planning that will help schools teach a deep and broad curriculum. The complete scheme of work and assessment package is available for only £350! A range of tips and tricks to freshen up lessons are also available on the website.

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Trusted provider imoves have launched their Active Schools package – a unique digital platform featuring over 1,000 lessons and activities developed by teachers, for teachers, to support active learning in every lesson from literacy to science. The resources are easy to use and include national curriculum-based lesson plans, demonstration movies, music and flashcards; minimising planning time whilst maximising learning outcomes and fun! 

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Active Lives Survey 

The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey provides a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity. It helps anyone working with children aged 5-16 to help understand children’s attitudes and behaviours around sport and physical activity. 

As an Active Partnership, we administer the Children and Young People Active Lives Survey for the West of England. At a local level understanding the attitudes and behaviours of young people and involving them is fundamental in shaping any intervention within schoolIf you would like to volunteer your school to take part to receive a bespoke report, please email our Active Lives Officer, Tilda.

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