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Curriculum PE

A models based approach to PE: Sport Education

Using Sport Education to develop Leadership and Management Sport Education is an alternative model of delivering Physical Education, which was created by Daryl Sidentop in 1984. The traditional model of delivering Physical Education is through practice of a skill, progression of the skill and then game related practice focusing on the skill. What Sport Education tries […]

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School Sport

A teachers concept of coaching youth sport.

At school we regularly communicate with both students and parents about how we want them to behave at competitive school fixtures. We do this through weekly email updates, a Departmental Twitter account, articles in the Head’s newsletter, school assemblies and just generally talking to both sets of groups about our ethos and expectations. The internet […]

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Personal Reflection

In Vino Veritas

End of the first week back, and I’m drunk. I’m walking back home after a really enjoyable evening with my department, and in my alcohol fuelled solitude my thoughts lead to a mood of reflective melancholy. I think this might be the best time for a 360 degree diagnostic. Maybe the participant and all the […]

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Management and Leadership

5 key messages to my department for this year.

5 Key messages for my Department Vision As a department we need to be on board at what are vision is for students at Reading School. In all that we do we are promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, in school, out of school and beyond school. We need to move away from just a […]

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Personal Reflection

What I learnt from a Dinosaur.

I had a quite an emotional chat today with a 62 year old teacher named Bernie. Now Bernie teaches Physics. He has taught Physics for 39 years. God knows how many young men and women he has shared his knowledge and understanding of Newton’s Laws of Motion, Interference of Waves or Quarks and Antiquarks to, but he […]

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Curriculum PE

A curriculum for an Active and Healthy Lifestyle?

In a previous post I was discussing moving away from a PE Curriculum of doing to one of knowledge. Over the last two days my department has, as an academy, tried to design the full curriculum outcomes of what we want students to achieve through Year 7 to 11. This is what we came up […]

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School Sport

Developing Culture, Legacy and Ethos through School Sport

This summer I followed the CPD advice of an influential edu-blogger and ‘read a book’. One of the many books I spent reading was Legacy, 15 lessons in Leadership. James Kerr, the author, got the privilege in 2010 to spend around 5 weeks in a training camp with the All Blacks. He got to speak […]

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Curriculum PE

‘Interventions’ to help develop a Healthy and Active Lifestyle.

Intervention Intervention seems to be the rage at the moment, at least it is a buzzword in my school. It stems from ensuring pupils make the required progress and meet targets set. As teachers we are supposed to know the current attainment level of our students and ensure our teaching gets the required amount of […]

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Academic PE

Examination PE: What I learnt today from a Maths Teacher

The last time I taught A-Level PE was two years ago. It went pretty poorly and for the first time in over a decade I had students who didn’t meet their target grades or better. At the time in my write up to the Headmaster I found every excuse under the sun, other than my […]

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Personal Reflection

The Cult of Shorts

Today I went back to school to run a pre-season rugby session for students in Year 10 to 13, and as expected I was welcomed by my colleagues to the sound of their laughter. The cause of their merriment isn’t due to the fact I’m partial to growing a good beard over the holidays, but […]