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Centre for Physical Education, Sport and Activity (CPESA)

Our mission

We are determined to make Physical Education, Sport and Activity (PESA) brilliant for all young people. Our mission is to establish a world-class centre to transform the way all children and young people engage with physical education, sport and activity through aligning excellent teaching, research and practice.

Academic learning

Our courses support our mission statement by giving people working in PESA the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to apply research and theory in order to deliver exceptional PESA experiences to all children.

We run an innovative PESA degree programme for people working or wishing to work in PESA settings, FdA leading to BA (Hons) in Physical Education, Sport and Activity (PESA).

We are planning to have a postgraduate offer in the near future. If you wish to register your interest in postgraduate study, please get in touch.


Academic learning

Professional learning

We work with pre service teachers and we offer professional development to in-service teachers and coaches.

We currently have the following CPD course on offer:

Centre for PE, Sport and Activity Summer School 2019

Whether you're just starting your career or an experienced practitioner, the CPESA Summer School will allow you to start the new academic year full of enthusiasm. The Summer School will introduce you to the CPESA framework for PE. This will both support and challenge your thinking and current practice.

  • Have the chance to think deeply and critically about what you are trying to achieve in your work
  • Examine inclusive practice in PE and Sport
  • Put it into practice there'll be practical activities every day (We don't believe in just talking about it!)
  • Collaborate with equally committed people and have a great time
Day Course content
Day one A Practitioner's Purpose Finding Your 'Why'
Day two Managing the Active Environment
Day three Understanding your Learners as Movers
Day four Purposeful and Reflective Practice

This course will also be supported by Kingston University's e-learning resources.

Teaching Dates

Tuesday 26th August 2019 Friday 30th August 2019, 9.00am 4.30pm

Professional learning


We have developed some great resources to help teachers and coaches deliver fantastic PE and sport.

  • mi move: mi move is an interactive, easy-to-use tool to support coaches and teachers develop children's movement competency.

Children's PESA services

We will be developing a range of services that will ensure more children are more active. These will include events, camps and clubs.  If you are interested in our children's PESA services, please get in touch.

Children's PESA services

Meet the team

Greg Dryer, Director of the CPESA

Greg Dryer, Director of the CPESA

Greg Dryer, Director of the CPESA

The CPESA is Greg's big idea.

Greg was Head of PE in three London schools. He has extensive experience in physical education and sport working with three year olds through to postgraduates. His career mission is to make all forms of physical activity and the benefits they bring, available to all young people by breaking down barriers, transforming teaching and coaching to ensure that practitioners in the field are aware of inclusive practices.

His academic interests are in curriculum design, critical pedagogy, behaviour economics, critical race theory, intersectionality and PESA.

You can follow Greg on Twitter @greg_dryer or contact him using the details below.

Declan Hamblin, Course Leader for PE Teacher Education (PGCE)

Declan Hamblin, Course Leader for PE Teacher Education (PGCE)

Declan Hamblin, Course Leader for PE Teacher Education (PGCE)

Declan has worked with numerous London school staff as part of a school sport partnership and through teacher education. He has led departments and been a Borough Advisor for PE. He is an experienced tutor in teacher and coach education courses. He is a former Vice-Chair of the Association for PE. He is able to foster strategic partnerships for reciprocal gain, be it with community or national bodies. His extensive overseas experience has seen him work in pre-school settings right through to university. His pragmatic approach facilitates projects from conception through to sustainability.

Declan is a doctoral student who is interested in researching the inclusivity of physical education for all communities.

He is determined to ensure the Centre makes PESA a fantastic experience for all to engage and flourish in.

Work with us

We are always looking to work in partnership with individuals and organisations who share our values. Contact us to tell us about any projects or ideas on which you might like to collaborate. If you are interested in working at the CPESA, send us your CV and we'll contact you if and when we have positions available.

Contact us

Director of the CPESA: Greg Dryer

Course leader for PE teacher education (PGCE): Declan Hamblin

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