Schools Programme FAQs
Do you offer Extra-Curricular sessions?
Yes, we can run breakfast clubs, lunch time clubs and after school clubs. These sessions would be additional to the National Curriculum delivery.
Please note that all after school club’s finish by 4:15pm and a member of staff must always be present.
Do you cover Planning Preparation and Assessment (PPA) with your Schools Programme?
We do not cover PPA. Our sessions are solely focused on CPD for staff and a quality PE lessons for pupils, in line with National Curriculum standards.
Can you support staff with CPD for Gymnastics?
Absolutely! CPD is the main stay of the Beth Tweddle Gymnastics Schools Programme. We ensure your staff are provided with quality training with the aim to develop confidence and competence in delivering gymnastics sessions.
That’s not all… Each teacher will receive a resource pack specific to each year groups taught, which includes a breakdown of weekly lesson plans.
Do you offer both online and onsite products nationally?
No, our onsite product is only available across Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. However, our Physical Literacy product is available nationwide.
Can you help with School Games (Key Steps) Competitions?
Yes, as a company we run several Level 3 competitions and can help support schools in working towards routines for the competition. We also share dates and information to help you enter your local Level 2 competitions.
What year groups can you deliver to?
Our Schools Programme can be delivered to all primary classes. (Reception through to Year 6).
Do you deliver over a term or a half term?
The Schools Programme and CPD are written over the course of a term, 10-12 weeks, which meets the Ofsted and AfPE guidelines for progressive learning.
What equipment do we need for the sessions?
All our sessions can be delivered with standard gymnastics equipment. We do require schools provide their own equipment, as this helps with our CPD training. Equipment that is required/recommended.
- Gym mats (10-16 per full class size)
- Handheld equipment (bean bags, hoops etc)
- Trestle table or vault
- Springboard (We recommend this piece of equipment as it is part of the key steps competitions framework).
Are your coaches DBS checked and fully qualified?
All our Beth Tweddle Gymnastics coaches are qualified through British Gymnastics and every coach is DBS checked. All relevant documents will be presented to schools before the first session.
Will pupils have the same coach throughout the Schools Programme?
We strive to ensure that each school has one consistent coach. However, due to sickness and other unforeseen circumstances, this is not always the case.
Likewise, if you are not happy with your coach, for any reason, then please highlight this to us as early as possible.
Do you provide pathways for pupils to continue gymnastics outside of school?
Yes! We have over 20 Academies venues which offer a pathway for pupils. Beth Tweddle Gymnastics also works closely with the Gymnastics commuity and are happy to provide details of other additional 'localised' pathways where available.
Click here to find your local Beth Tweddle Gymnastics Academies venue.
What should our pupils wear?
Please ensure your pupils wear their school PE kit only. However, if you have pupils that are already a gymnast, they can wear their leotard if they wish.
Do you have any endorsements/recommendations?
We are the only endorsed Gymnastics provider through the ‘Association of Physical Education. We have worked in over 250 school across the North West and will happily share details of your neighbouring schools should you wish to speak to them.
Do you deliver Dance or Multi-sports with your Schools Programme?
No we do not deliver dance or multi sports. We only deliver gymnastics sessions to your pupils and CPD training for your staff as well as our Physical Literacy Programme.
I’m interested in Gymnastics CPD for my school, what should I do?
Great news! If you are interested in our Beth Tweddle Gymnastics Schools Programme, please follow the instructions below.
Click here to complete our expression of interest form and wait to be contact by a member of our team.
Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and queries.