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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 […]

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Curriculum PE

Creating a PE Curriculum: One of Doing or One of Knowing?

This post has come off the back of reading some shared research by @DrAshCasey on his website PEPRN. Dr Casey is reviewing academic thinking about and around physical education, from a new title in the Routledge series, Major Themes in Education, which is edited by David Kirk of the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research at the […]

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Curriculum PE

Do you baseline assess in PE?

With KS 3 Level Assessment and Descriptors set to disappear and a free for all to begin this maybe a moot point. However SLT, Middle leaders, Parents, Children, Teachers and of course OFSTED all want to see some sort of progress no matter what system you might have in place.   Why do we baseline […]