Community Activity

The Primary Physical Education Teacher Education Network (PETEN)

We are a network of over 30 primary physical education teacher educators across higher education institutions in England. We formed in December 2016 as part of a collaborative research project called ‘Generation Next’ that aimed to examine the current context for Primary Physical Education initial teacher education in England.

The aim of the network is to have a positive influence on the direction of primary physical education. This is achieved by:

  • Biannual meetings of the network (June and December) to share progress, updates, discuss key issues and access professional development
  • Create local networks
  • Collaborative projects
  • Support and promote wider events and networks in primary physical education