Presentation on theme: "How to assess an outstanding PE lesson"— Presentation transcript:
1 How to assess an outstanding PE lesson Dan WilsonDevelopment ManagerWest Yorkshire Sport
2 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE What are the key components of an outstanding PE lesson?How can schools improve the quality, consistency and impact of their Physical Education lessons?What support is available to improve the quality of PE in your school?“The most important purpose of teaching is to raise pupils’ achievement. Inspectors consider the planning and implementation of learning activities across the whole of the school’s curriculum, together with teachers’ marking, assessment and feedback to pupils.” Ofsted Inspection Framework
3 Assessment and Inclusion in PE PE CurriculumPreviously 4 areasAcquiring and developing skillsSelecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideasKnowledge and understanding of fitness and healthEvaluating and improving performanceNew NC from Sept 2014No levelslimited detailend of key stage vague outcomes
4 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE The new primary PE curriculumPurpose of studyA high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
5 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE Why observe teaching?Observations include: the behaviour of the students and how well they are managed, subject knowledge, the standard of work completed in books, the quality of markingOfsted does not favour any particular teaching styleInspectors are not simply observing the features of thelesson but they are gathering evidence about arange of issues through observation in a lesson.“The most important purpose of teaching is to raise pupils’ achievement. Inspectors consider the planning and implementation of learning activities across the whole of the school’s curriculum, together with teachers’ marking, assessment and feedback to pupils.” Ofsted Inspection Framework
6 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE TaskDescribe an ‘outstanding’ English lessonNowDescribe an ‘outstanding’ PE lessonIdentify the differences and similarities between the two
7 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE What is ‘Good’ teaching?Most pupils and groups of pupils make good progress and achieve well over time.Teachers have high expectations. They plan and teach lessons that deepen pupils’ knowledge and understanding and enable them to develop a range of skills across the curriculum.Teachers listen to, carefully observe and skilfully question pupils during lessons in order to reshape tasks and explanations to improve learning.Teachers and other adults create a positive climate for learning in their lessons and pupils are interested and engaged.Teachers assess pupils’ learning and progress regularly and accurately at all key stages. They ensure that pupils know how well they have done and what they need to do to improve.Effective teaching strategies, and appropriately targeted support and intervention are matched well to most pupils’ individual needs, including those most and least able, so that pupils learn well in lessons.Download from
8 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE What is ‘Good’ PE teaching?Pupils of all abilities are fully included and challenged to achieve their best because learning is planned on the basis of what pupils already know, understand and can do.Teachers and coaches show a detailed understanding of PE and sport and communicate this effectively.Specialist coaches and volunteers are deployed effectively by teachers to provide high-quality sports coaching and advice on how to improve performance.Relationships are good and expectations are high. Pupils improve their fitness and health as a result of good teaching. Time in lessons is used effectively to engage all pupils in vigorous, physical activity for sustained periods of time and to promote their physical fitness.Pupils’ learning, progress and enjoyment of PE are effectively enhanced through the use of a range of PE equipment and video technology.Teachers and coaches assess how well individual pupilsare progressing and identify those who need furtherchallenge or additional support.Download from
9 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE There needn’t be a ‘PE observation template’- Good teaching is good teaching regardless of the context!
10 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE “I was speaking to a colleague today, one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors. He reminded me it is all about outcomes and that it does work both ways. In a classroom he was in recently, a teacher produced, literally, an all-singing, all-dancing lesson. There was music, comedy, costumes, games, ‘thinking hats’, and all with clear objectives on the whiteboard. He recorded a teaching quality grade of inadequate. Not because of the ‘performance’ on the day but because students’ graffiti-strewn books hadn’t been marked for six months and work was shoddy or incomplete. In contrast, he graded teaching as outstanding in a classroom where students sat reading in silence because of the exceptional quality of students’ work and the teacher’s marking in exercise books.”Mike Cladingbowl, Ofsted National Director, Schools (Feb 2014)TaskHow do the ‘good’ teaching expectations differ from your current practice?What would move a ‘good’ lesson to ‘outstanding’?
11 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE What is ‘Outstanding’ PE teaching?Pupils secure outstanding progress because teachers and coaches are organised and well-planned. They use their extensive subject knowledge and expertise to show pupils the step-by-step stages of learning new skills, and how to apply skills in different activities and situations. They question pupils to check their understanding and provide expert advice on how to attain exceptionally high levels of performance.Expectations of all pupils are consistently high. Pupils are challenged to work their hardest, even when they begin to tire and are encouraged to find their own ways of improving their performance.The pace of learning is rapid. Time in lessons is maximised to engage all pupils in vigorous, physical activity. Pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time.A wide range of equipment and resources, including computers and video technology, is used to enable pupils to enhance their learning and performance.Pupils’ progress is systematically checked throughout all key stages. Assessment data is used by teachers and coaches to plan further challenges for more able pupils and provide additional support for the less able.
12 Assessment and Inclusion in PE Formative assessment in PEUsing ICT for video/ photo analysisQuickscan by SportalyzerClass PE book- to featureLearning objectivesSuccess criteriaKey vocabPhotographsDrawingsStatements/ descriptions/ written assessments from pupils and teacherIndividual progress trackersPupils take ownership of their learningComplete sections before/ after practical element of lessonNew curriculum class trackerBased on broad new NC guidelines and outcomesFollows class/ pupils through KS1/2Can be used to evidence summative assessment
13 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE Implications for PE practitioners“After English and maths, PE was the most scrutinised subject”Head teacher, Vaughan Primary SchoolSection 5 inspections- PE lessons advised to be observedPE leader will be questioned about planning, quality of teaching, assessment and progress, Sport PremiumGovernors and HT will be questioned about Sport PremiumPupils will be asked about PE, sport and healthy lifestylesCoaches teaching PE lessons are judged under the same criteria as a class teacherWhere coaches are leading curriculum PE they must have an understanding of how children are making progress, what the learning intention for each lesson is and all lessons must be differentiated and fully inclusive.NEW: Coaches covering PPA is seen as bad practice
14 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE Coaches supporting teachersCoaches should work with teachers not replace themPlan collaboratively and team teach where possibleTeachers can support with small groupsLeave lesson plans/ drills with the school
15 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE Whole school impact of PEUsing physical activity in other subject areasActing out sections of books in PE lessonsShowing relationships between planets in scienceAnalysing performances from PE lessons in mathsBreakfast clubs to improve attendanceStructured lunch time activities to improve behaviourUsing football to engage boys with readingUsing extra curricular clubs to increase achievement
16 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE Additional support for PE lessonsafPE and YSTLocal sports club’s community trusts (eg. Saracens)National Governing Bodies of SportCounty sport PartnershipSchool Games Organisers
17 Aiming for good and outstanding teaching in PE What three things will you take back to improve:Your teachingTeaching of PE in your schoolImpact of PE in your school