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Links can be found below for the following:

  • Areas of Study
  • General Websites
  • Education Organisations
  • Education Centres (Full-time)
  • Other Education Organisations
  • Assessment for Learning Websites


Areas of Study

Links relating to individual areas of study are located under Useful Links by Areas of Study. For quick access, click on the required area below:

Adventure Activities
Health-Related Activity


General Websites

PE Central: PE site for teachers, parents and students 
PElinks4u: Hundreds of activities, articles and schemes of work
Teachernet: News and updates on the UK national strategy for PE and Sport for Young People excellent video clips on all aspects of physical education
School Stickers: subject specific reward/acknowledgement
Sparkle People: quizzes in health (true/false)
Puzzle Maker: a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents
PE Sport and Physical Development section of Norfolk City Council website
Sportskool: offers free sports instruction videos and lessons in 20 categories including skateboarding, football, tennis, and soccer.


Education Organisations

Department of Education and Skills
Education Research Centre (ERC)
Junior Certificate School Programme (JCSP)
Leadership Development for Schools (LDS)
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)
National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE)
National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB)
National Parents Council Primary (NPC)
National Parents Council Post Primary (NPCPP)
Physical Education Association of Ireland (PEAI)
Primary Professional Development Service (PPDS)
Special Education Support Service (SESS)
SCOILNET Portal for Irish Education
Second Level Support Service (SLSS)
Social, Personal and Health Education Support Service (SPHE)


Education Centres (Full-time)

Athlone Education Centre
Blackrock Education Centre
Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre
Clare Education Centre
Cork Education Support Centre
Donegal Education Centre
Drumcondra Education Centre
Dublin West Education Centre
Galway Education Centre
Kildare Education Centre
Kilkenny Education Centre
Laois Education Centre
Limerick Education Centre
Mayo Education Centre
Monaghan Education Centre
Navan Education Centre
Sligo Education Centre
Waterford Teachers' Centre
West Cork Education Centre
Wexford Education Centre


Other Education Organisations

Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI)
Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO)
Irish Primary Principals' Network (IPPN)
National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD)
Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI)


Assessment for Learning Websites

NCCA - comprehensive section on assessment for learning in the Irish context
Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (UK) - comprehensive section on assessment for learning
Assessment is for Learning - Learning and Teaching Scotland's assessment for learning site
Assessment Reform Group - useful documents to download, including an electronic version of the leaflet "Assessment for Learning: 10 Principles"
King's Assessment for Learning Group - downloadable version of Inside the Black Box - a summary of extensive international research on assessment for learning
Te Kete Ipurangi - The Online Learning Centre - information on all aspects of assessment, including a number of health and physical education exemplars
Assessment for Learning - provides professional development modules for teachers in regard to assessment for learning: rubrics; effective feedback; strategic questioning; student self assessment; and how to use work samples. The site also provides a number of physical education assessment tasks and supporting resources.


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JCPESS, Mayo Education Centre, Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Tel: +353 94 9020789
Fax: +353 94 9020720


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