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Management and Leadership Personal Reflection Professional Development

Kicking over the Ladder

I’ve come to a decision to kick over the ladder. From my very first day in teaching a ladder was placed before me. The first rung of that ladder is the classroom teacher. Above that, the Middle Leadership rung, with its fork to either pastoral or academic responsibilities. One step further up is the Senior Leadership roles of […]

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School Sport

Sports Day – A traditional approach

Sports Day is a highlight of the school calendar. It is a time for celebration, of competition and of bringing the whole school together in something other than the pursuit of academic success. If done well it can build a sense of belonging and place within the school, aspire students to take up athletics or […]

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School Sport

Competitive Sport in State Schools

I was at the Wellington College Festival of Education this year, and I heard Sir Michael Wilshaw deliver his keynote address on reclaiming comprehensives. One of his main messages was about raising competition within state school sport. He was passionate in his delivery and of course being a PE Teacher I was in full agreement […]

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Personal Reflection

Learning from a ranting blog post.

I’ve reached a cross roads in my teaching career. I’ve been teaching for 12 years and I’ve either got to fully embrace the profession, look to develop my weaknesses and become a better teacher or I need to leave. I started blogging last month to share my thoughts, help me reflect on my practice and […]

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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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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 […]