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School Sport

A Tactical Games Approach session in Rugby

One of the main focuses I have for my own teaching and coaching sport development this year is to move away from a more traditional approach that makes skill execution the central aspect of the learning environment, to where the game is the major experience for learning. My experiences of any Games Based Approach is that […]

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Curriculum PE Personal Reflection Professional Development

Getting it Wrong

This week I was asked by the coach of the U15 School Rugby Team to come and work with his forward pack, specifically on improving their realignment and support lines in open play from the breakdown. I planned for a small sided games approach, 8 v 8, with constraints on the playing environment that would […]

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School Sport

A teacher’s approach to refereeing rugby

In the last week I have refereed 6 competitive games of school rugby. After each game I have had opposition parents or staff kindly (stabbing their finger into my chest with raised voices) share their opinion (now if they could just allow me off the pitch before they do this)¬†of the standard of my refereeing […]

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Curriculum PE

A models based approach to PE: TGfU

My last ‘models based approached to PE’ showed how we had implemented Sport Education into our KS4 Curriculum with a particular focus on developing student leadership. This post will focus on showing how we have implemented a Teaching Games for Understanding approach to introducing Year 7s to rugby. Why did we adopt a TGfU? In […]