Welcome to the November 2015 Edition of the PE Playbook. The PE Playbook is a review of blog posts over the past month that are specific to Physical Education or Youth Sport. Its about bringing these blog posts into a format that is easy to find, use and share. Hopefully this will result in more PE… Read More The PE Playbook – November 2015 Edition
The model of Sports Education was designed by Daryll Siedentop. He felt that sport in Physical Education had been ‘decontextualised’, meaning it had been reduced to a shopping list of skills and tactics that needed to be taught and learnt before the game could be experienced. Not only did this take the primary focus of… Read More Conversations in Sport Education
For most of my life I believed the main point of being involved in youth sport was winning. “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” This was definitely my thinking as a child, which continued to shape my thinking and approach, both as a teacher and a coach. Perhaps this was because I was in… Read More A compendium of ‘winning’ thoughts
Imagine this scene: The pupils are silent as they file into the exam hall. Their names are checked, valuables left at the side and they quietly walk past the rows of desks and chairs till they find their own. Nervous tension fills the the room. The exam papers are distributed, instructions issued and timings written on… Read More The Way of the Silent Coach
This is a guest post from Jenny Beck, a Head of PE of a girls school in London, sharing her thinking and approach to baseline assessment within core Physical Education. Why Baseline Data Test in PE? Nothing can be assumed about the fundamental motor skills of pupils entering secondary school. My own experience has revealed… Read More Guest Post: ‘All about that baseline’ – a fresh look at purposeful testing for students.
Is there a need to relearn? That is the question that has been in my head since a chance meeting with Josh, an ex pupil, on a train a few years ago. I just didn’t know it. Not until Mark, Al and Andrew shared their vision online. Mark, Al and Andrew have a grand plan. Of… Read More #Relearn: Stories