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Curriculum PE

Why Sport Education?

“Why Sport Education?” This was a question I was asked this week by a visitor on work experience. It’s a good question. 10 years ago when a colleague and I brought the model into our curriculum I’m not sure I could have given a proper coherent answer. We were tasked by our line manager to ‘re-engage […]

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Personal Reflection Teaching and Learning

The fountain of character

First week back and ‘character education’ has reared its head again. From conversations with SLT about how to develop it in our students, to a colleague who expressed that a student lacked it and finally to parents on the side of the cricket pitch extolling a batsman who demonstrated it. Everyone has their thoughts and […]

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Curriculum PE Personal Reflection

A decade of change

My 100th post slipped me by unnoticed, so for my 101st I thought I would touch upon and bring together some of my previous thoughts: Introducing myself to the head of French on my first day of school I say, “I’m the new PE teacher”. Her response is to point to the other side of the staff room […]

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Curriculum PE Personal Reflection

Has PE lost its way?

Has PE lost its way? In Memento, Guy Pierce, plays a character called Leonard Shelby. Leonard, a former insurance investigator, suffers from anterograde amnesia, short term memory loss in which he cannot make new memories. He suffers from this because of the injuries he sustained whilst trying to save his wife, he is now fuelled by […]