physical education teacher secondary school




Physical education teachers at secondary schools provide education to students, commonly children and young adults, in a secondary school setting. They are usually subject teachers, specialised and instructing in their own field of study, physical education . They prepare lesson plans and materials, monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate the students’ knowledge and performance on the subject of physical education through practical, usually physical, tests and examinations.

Alternative label

  • high school physical education teacher

  • secondary school physical education tutor

  • secondary school teacher of physical education

  • teacher of physical education in secondary schools

  • physical education tutor secondary school

  • PE teacher in secondary school

  • PE teacher

  • physical education teacher

  • high school PE teacher

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