This blog post looks to uncover what actual "outstanding" PE lessons look like, looking beyond the list of teacher jargon and buzzwords that we are often told constitutes an outstanding lesson, focussing on what outstanding PE is in practice, and how physical educators may go about becoming outstanding practitioners.
Handball is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting sports making the transition from London 2012 Olympics to Secondary School’s Physical Education curriculum. Its highly competitive energetic nature coupled with its novelty promotes coeducation and accessibility to all pupils regardless of skill level. So are the primary Schools missing a trick with its absenteeism from many school’s curriculum and could it be the missing ‘games’ answer to teaching multi skills, traditionally taught through tasks rather than competitive play? Will pupils still develop rudimentary skills but in a more varied competitive and active environment? Teaching Mini Handball in primary schools would develop fundamental motor skills including running, jumping, throwing, catching and balance as well as perceptual skills like decision making and aiming and has the potential for motor skills to positively transfer across to numerous other sports. With its basic rules and few restrictions, pupils promotes creativity whilst developing social skills...
Independent task cards for groups or to conduct mini plenaries to reinforce learning and demonstrate excellent practice. The cards have the NC Level descriptors on the back and also the official England Athletics distances relating to each NC level. Others use world records to challenge students.
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In our latest guest blog, Phil Cocks shares some of his own advice and guidance on getting that all important Physical Education job. With over 7 years experience and being involved in 11 recruiting processes, this post will hopefully serve as a starting point to help people avoid making the same mistakes seen time and time again.