Striver Review - PE and Wellbeing in One Place
Updated: May 12
Hello! My name is Lucy Coy, and I am co-host of HeadteacherChat. I am delighted to have been given access to Striver to see what they have on offer to support schools. I thought you would be interested to know what I discovered! Read the full review below...
How does Striver describe their product?
Sports Premium money can be used to purchase Striver to secure the five key essential areas of PE.
Over 400 detailed PE lessons written by specialists to be used by non-specialist teachers.
Unique ‘Personal Best Activities’ to fuel a growth mindset.
Dedicated wellbeing units that aim to boost self-esteem and build resilience.
A customisable calendar to manage the whole school’s long term PE overview.
An app to manage your PE lesson – even offline on the playing field.
Striver is a PE teaching and learning platform which has been created to improve primary aged pupils’ physical and mental wellbeing. It ensures that children of all levels of abilities feel motivated and engaged, and teachers of all experience levels feel confident and in control.
It is a collection of PE lesson plans, with clear steps and differentiation, supporting illustrations and photos, plus demo videos and other teaching resources.
For assessing pupils, Striver is configured so you can use your tablet to make judgements, and the system is easy to use and generates reports for accountability.
This is an entire PE curriculum that goes all out to improve physical and mental wellbeing and it really helps children become expert learners.
For headteachers and school leaders, Striver has everything you need to support and develop activity and wellbeing across the whole school community.
What does the team at HeadteacherChat think?
We looked at Striver and these are our thoughts:
We feel secure with the knowledge that Striver meets the needs of the PE curriculum and is engaging for the children and staff.
We like the idea of having a one-click assessment system. Easy to use and simple to interpret.
We like the way it is designed by specialists for non-specialist.
Striver is accessible on all major devices, there is even an app that you can use at the bottom of the playground.
‘Striver is so easy to set up and very quick to complete the challenges. It is a fantastic way of keeping all children active whilst allowing them to develop the skills being taught in lessons. A PE teacher's dream.’
Johnny Buggy PE Teacher.
“Striver always gets my class buzzing to start PE! The kids learn skills and it focuses on who’s best improved, rather than who’s best – it's bought PE to life!’
Amy Snelling Class Teacher
How does Striver benefit your school?
Supports inclusive practice.
Ensures children of all abilities feel motivated and engaged.
It helps fill children with confidence and builds on their resilience skills.
Easy to use and the lessons are designed for the non-specialist.
Simple to use assessment of learning system.
Excellent value for money.
‘If you are looking for a new PE scheme of work designed by PE Specialist for non-specialist, with fantastic engaging resources, which helps develop children’s physical and wellbeing, Striver is for you.’
Lucy Coy, HeadteacherChat.