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The Centre for Physical Education, Activity and Sport at the School of Education, Kingston University

Who we are

At CORE, our mission is to establish a world-class learning centre to transform the way children and young people engage with physical education (PE), physical activity (PA) and sport through aligning excellent teaching, research, and practice.

What we offer to schools, teachers and coaches working in schools

Professional development courses:

  • AfPE Level 5 for subject leaders;
  • AfPE Level 3 for coaches working in school;
  • Our ground breaking course to support schools in working with overweight and obese children in partnership with MoreLife;
  • Developing your vision for PE and school sport;
  • Assessing progress in PE;
  • Exploring and incorporating a range of teaching strategies in your PE lessons;
  • Understanding movement development and physical literacy;
  • We can also provide activity-specific practical courses in games, dance and gymnastics.

Contact us about professional development courses.


Make great use of your sports premium funding by becoming a CORE member school for £500. You can benefit from:

  • 10% discount on all our CPD courses and degree programmes including Kingston University's Education Master of Research (MRes);
  • 10% discount on all consultation services;
  • 10% discount on all resources;
  • Receive our half termly newsletter to stay up to date with all that's happening in PE and sport research, pedagogy and policy;
  • Priority and discounted entry to all children's sports festivals and community events;
  • Exchange ideas with other practitioners at our network meetings and TeachMeet;
  • 1 free place at our summer conference 2017 (date TBC);

Register to become a CORE member school.

For sports clubs:

For students:

  • Keep an eye out for the launch of our exciting new degree and foundation degree in Physical Education, Sport and Activity in 2017.

For parents:

Meet the CORE team

CORE is the brainchild of Greg Dryer, one of the UK's leading physical educators.

For the last 10 years, Greg has worked in higher education mainly focusing on teacher education in PE. He has led secondary and primary specialist cohorts as well as delivered all the initial PE teacher education to primary trainees at the UCL Institute of Education, London South Bank, Goldsmiths and London Metropolitan Universities.

Greg is a member of the Youth Sport Trust's National Faculty for which he delivers various CPD courses for primary school teachers and coaches. He is also Programme Director for LeapStart, an organisation that delivers PE in schools across India to over 150,000 children each week.

His research examines policy and practice in physical education and youth sport, and whether or not it supports long term participation. His area of specialism is curriculum design and delivery, and his new PE programme offers a breakthrough approach to ensuring every child can make progress in PE and sport.

Before working in Higher Education, Greg was Head of PE at three large inner London schools having graduated from the University of Warwick.  

In 2004 he established mi sport to practice what he preaches, and to explore the effectiveness of various programmes and pedagogical approaches. 

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3045
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