We know that OFSTED is a massive part of any schools calculation when it comes to the way they deliver PE. This has become even more vital since the increased emphasis placed on school PE. We have spent a lot of time reflecting on our work and the outputs that OFSTED are looking for and are confident that we really do deliver the outcomes they look for. Indeed when we look through the various OFSTED documents we can’t help but see the similarities between their examples of excellence and ours. Have a look below and see what you think. The examples all come from OFSTED’s own research and analysis: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools
The most basic thing we offer schools is good quality coaches, well trained by the appropriate National Governing Body.
However,as the quote below demonstrates to achieve excellence we need to do more
“Headteachers in the 22 schools visited considered developing the skills and expertise in PE of their staff as the most sustainable way of using the PE and sport premium. The schools identified two key factors to ensure effective development activities for staff:
1. the quality of the specialists used to deliver the training
2. the opportunity for staff to do more than just observe these specialists teaching pupils.”
When we work in a school we want and request that the teacher is with us so we can teach them the sports we know well. We are always happy to leave our lesson plans behind or help teachers write their own. Our staff are not trained teachers but they are trained sports coaches who can teach the technical information to develop and implement the skills once we have left.