An example of one of my PE policies. It's not complete or totally comprehensive but if you&'ve been landed with the responsibility of writing one - especially as a Primary School teacher - it could be a useful starting point. Please feel free to use as much or as little of it as you like. OFSTED were happy with it in it&';s previous incarnation in June 2004.
I used this as a complete revision document during a revision session. The document contains the following:
Essential examination advice about how to answer multiple choice and short answer questions.
A guide to understanding command words.
A guide to understanding simple and develop statements.
Body systems and their short and long term response to exercise and how it benefits the performer with exam questions for application
A tick sheet for topics to revise so students can tick them off as they feel confident with each topic area
A list of key words for each topic that they need to know
Methods of training
Components of fitness (health and skill)
Principle of training with exam questions for application
Muscles and their actions with exam questions for application
Joints and movements with exam questions for application
Reasons, benefits and influences with exam questions for application and a peer marking exercise
Risk assessment - peer marking exercise with 3 different banded answers for students to mark.
Basic Somatotype table - I gave students pipe cleaners and play dough to build each type and then signpost the characteristics using mini flags.
Also included is a letter which I sent home to parents to help their son/daughter revise. It contains essential advice/guidance for parents and students during exam preparation.
I used this document during a revision session that I ran during Easter half term. The kids loved it! With all information displayed in tables students commented on how easy this document was to revise from and how useful it was on the day. I actually wrote all students names on lolly pop sticks and pulled them out at random when I wanted a question answered.
The following topics are covered within this pack:
Short term, long term and health benefits of exercise on training (differentiated - one document has key words and the other has complete phrases that the students select)
Drugs (differentiated - one document has key words and the other has complete phrases that the students select)
Benefits of exercise
Reasons for participation
Principles of training (differentiated - one document has key words and the other has parts of the table completed. This has an answer sheet too that I used for the students to tick off themselves).
Obviously all tables linked to an exam question.
- Class tracker: colour coded easily see where your class are, which areas are stronger/weaker
- DM planning tool: easily cut and paste into planning
- End of year assessment: my version of profile. Use to hand up to Y1 teacher and as basis for end of year report to parents.
- Parent support: self-explanatory
- Progress conversations: a talking point for PM, Headteacher, Ofsted…
- Termly records: Identifies children’s learning and next steps - feed into planning, shows individual progress, great for sharing with parents
Extensive GCSE PE revision and Assessment Trackers. If you have any questions please contact me on Twitter @thenortherner19
Resources are as follows:
GCSE PE health and skill related fitness REVISION MATERIALS, LESSONS AND ASSESSMENT
AS PE Acquiring Movement Revision and assessment resources
GCSE PE 6 MARK QUESTIONS EXAMPLES AND ANSWERS AND REVISION
GCSE PE Body Type, Drugs REVISION AND ASSESSMENT
GCSE PE DIET REVISION AND ASSESSMENT
GCSE PE Effects of exercise on the respiratory system REVISION AND ASSESSMENT
GCSE PE Healthy, active lifestyles and how they could benefit you REVISION AND ASSESSMENT MATERIALS
GCSE PE Influences on your healthy, active lifestyle REVISION MATERIALS AND LESSONS
GCSE PE Muscular System REVISION AND ASSESSMENT
GCSE PE The cardiovascular system during exercise REVISION AND ASSESSMENT
GCSE PE The Skeletal System REVISION AND ASSESSMENT
GCSE PE TRAINING METHODS, PRINCIPALS - LESSONS, REVISION MATERIALS
NEW PE 1-9 Grade Tracker with ANALYSIS of whole cohort (USING SCALED SCORE KS2)
PE 1-9 Grade Tracker with ANALYSIS of whole cohort (GCSE or KS3 - as long as you use 1-9)
Here is a Personal Learning Assessment Checklist for the new Edexcel GCSE PE 2016 Specification.
It allows students to Red, Amber, Green their learning against criteria straight from the new Edexcel GCSE Topic Guides. It is a great way for students to become more responsible for their learning and also allows them to see what is expected from them for each topic. You can then set appropriate intervention as required.
This resource is completely editable.