What sport tells us about life.

  On Tuesday evening, just over 300 of the school community, gathered to reflect on and celebrate a year of school sport. An informally formal occasion, this was a chance to recognise and reward those pupils who have consistently demonstrated a sense of sportsmanship, reliability, a co-operative attitude towards staff and a record of loyalty and service to school sport. It is… Read More What sport tells us about life.

Poles Apart

In Complexity Thinking in PE, Richard Tinning and Anthony Rossi write ‘In the face of messy, unruly, boisterous classes of school children and the expectation to deliver predictable, explicit, educational outcomes, teachers of physical education are likely to reduce complexity and have their pedagogy shaped by more practical contingencies rather than by complexity thinking.‘ They… Read More Poles Apart

The Handshake

Today’s game turned sour due to a handshake. Or to be more exact, the lack of a handshake. My team had been beaten well in all areas of the game and the opposition had deservedly won. At the final whistle both sides went to each other to shake hands and offer words of celebration or commiseration.… Read More The Handshake

Movement Performance or Movement Learning?

Recently my line manager came to observe me coaching as part of my performance management review as Director of Sport. The session he decided to choose to watch was an U12 cricket training session after school. The focus of the session was around the principles of play for the fielding side, specifically working on developing the motor skills of… Read More Movement Performance or Movement Learning?