Presentation on theme: "Physical Education and School Sport (PESS)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) Delyth JonesPE and School Sport CoordinatorLearning and Achievement
2 Where it originatedReport of the Physical Education and School Sport Task Force 2001 – Action Plan for WalesPartnership Welsh Assembly Government and Sports Council for Wales.
3 Aims of PESSTo raise standards in Physical Education by ensuring that all schools have effective teaching and learning in PE,To be committed to managing the subject effectively within the whole school curriculum by providing 2 hours per week of high quality PE for each childTo develop continuity and progression in the development of young peoples knowledge, understanding and physical skills across the partnership and between the key stages.
5 Wrexham PESS Project –2007 additional funding to extend PESS project to reach all schools in Wrexham by 2009Clywedog - April 2007Maelor - September 2007Rhosnesni January 2008St Josephs January 2008Bryn Alyn April 2008
6 How Much did we do? Set up development centres in all Secondary school All schools signed up to PESS projectCPD provided on identified needGymnastics, dance, Health, Fitness and Wellbeing,Adventurous ActivitiesLesson observationLesson plansMentoring teachers
7 How well did we do it? Challenge to measure the impact All schools signed up to PESS project – how many committedCPD provided – what has been the impactAction plansMeetings with HeadteachersReview by external consultant
8 Is there anyone better off? Teacher Subject knowledge improved – evaluation formsTeacher Confidence and competence – evaluation formslessons improving – Estyn inspectionPupils behaviour improving – evaluation forms
9 PESS course evaluation ‘Again PESS leads the way in terms of staff training provision. Fully funded and valuable to the needs of all schools to improve quality of teaching and learning in PE. The resource pack and CD rom is superb.I thoroughly enjoyed the PESS dance course. Good balance of practical and theory. Scheme shows how children can develop their skills in a creative way. I can enthusiastically incorporate the scheme into year 3 class.
10 Monitoring strategies Course evaluation formsMentee and mentor evaluationsConsultant visitsPESS Development Centre meetingsQuestionnaires
11 The Estyn Evaluation of the PESS Project (May 2008) Standards in PE have improved in almost all schools that have been involved with the initiative for some time. Standards are improving very quickly in the primary schools in the newer development centres.Pupils are also developing their key skills better because teachers plan learning activities that encourage them to be independent learners, to adopt roles as leaders and analyse and evaluate the quality of their own work and that of others. Pupils are also acquiring a much greater awareness of personal health and well being and of the importance of regular physical activity.
12 Recommendation Estyn report 2008 – Role of the Local Authority ‘Monitor more accurately the impact of the PESS initiative on pupils’ standards.’‘Ensure that the allocation of funding in the roll-out stages is directly aligned to effective self evaluation and a clear commitment to the initiative.’
13 Strategies Report and communication, Joint Team, WASH, Primary Heads Include PESS as part of Q.D.D.QuestionnaireUse external consultantsSupport schools in self evaluation