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Figure 4: NPQSL task: leading an improvement priority across the school
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  1. 1. Figure 4: NPQSL task: leading an improvement priority across the school (Please do not write in the grey boxes) Name of participant…Sean Day…………………. Name of sponsor, Antony Lock…(AL) Roderick Walker (R.W) Role of sponsor…Headmaster at the start of the programDeuty Head Participant evidence Background Scope of the school improvement priority Thorpe House School is a privately funded educational establishment. This is mainly funded by parents’ money and local bursaries. P.E. and sport allows the school an opportunity to promote itself and attract new pupils. In September 2013, Thorpe House (previously Years 3-11) purchased a feeder school called Kingscote (renamed Pre-Prep) which consisted of Early Years Foundation Stage (E.Y.F.S.)and Key Stage 1 (KS1). The school improvement plan documented the importance of the involvement of the P.E department to raise performance across all years by taking control of this area (A1). Reasons for selection of the school improvement priority Our target would be to take full control of the teaching of P.E. and Sport at Pre- Prep to: - Improve teaching– Improve attainment –Increase learning opportunities – Increase enjoyment - Improve school fixture performance in later years. The action plan (A2) documents how this would be carried out. As one of the largest and strongest departments within our school we had the perfect opportunity to influence and help the pupils and staff across our widened school. As a department and teacher, both of which have been recognised as outstanding consistently across my career, I felt that I wanted to extend our department from Years 3-11 to E.Y.F.S. andYears 1 and 2 to develop as leader. Teams you worked with across the school Head of Junior P.E.: My assistant in my department, who would be at the heart of managing the change and would work as a ‘critical friend’. Head of Pre-Prep: A new appointment from the start of this process. She would be our critical eye(a critical friend too) being based at the school. Pre-Prep School Head of P.E.: Head of this school who gave full support to our project. General class teachers: Although they were supportive for more Physical Education, I knew they would need clear understanding and reasoning for adopting our practices and procedures. I knew it would be important to utilise everyone’s range of skills and to value their critical eyethrough individual management style. Two Headteachers: Both were hugely important in making the final decisions with
  2. 2. our change and were looking to improve the name of the ‘Thorpe House Brand’. Deputy HeadteacherCurriculum Manager: They would oversee the curriculum change and give me feedback. Part 1 Planning for improvement Participant document references Sponsor verification, additional evidence and grade – Very Good / Good / Moderate / Poor Outline of key actions in Planning for improvement My first action was to set our ‘ultimate goal’ with my direct line manager which was my Headmaster. As a leader I knew it was important to continue our core values, be authentic and what I say I do. Across Years 3-11 we had a strong departmental teaching structure with a varied curriculum. This is what I wanted to implement across Pre-Prep department. Our year from that point was, therefore, broken down into four areas: 1) Summer term 2014- Estimate level of current teaching and acquire what was required to succeed for the first step of direct management, whichwas put down as September 2014. 2) Autumn Winter term 2014- Set out goals and expectation through INSET, and support staff in using the new curriculum for the first time. 3) Winter Spring term 2015- Reflect on the term, gain feedback from all involved and begin to formulate a desired new concept for future years. 4) June 2015- Set new goals for future years based on development. I knew as a leader that this was important to set down these goals, but as the process matured I would need to constantly reflect, observe and adapt. A1 A1B Competency: Information seeking My action plan was the first way of establishing my well-defined strategic priorities of how I wanted for us to improve. This was stated to my Head of Junior P.E. and Head of Pre-Prep P.E. so I could understand immediate issues with the curriculum, teaching or resources as they had more experience of teaching these groups. The Head of Pre-Prep P.E. had worked with the teachers involved for many years so this helped me to develop a deeper understanding of issues. This flagged up that the old curriculum was tired and lacked direction. From my lesson observations, I identified that the trends of lessons lacked structure and direction. The teaching skill was sound but it lacked a focus for lessons which lost chances to learn and led to behaviour issues. To design our new curriculum which fell in line with our department, I knew I had to review and analyse a broad range of information to identify trends in this sector. I used the below to help shape our new curriculum:- 1) Early Years’ 17 Goals- With ‘Moving and Handling’, ‘Being Imaginative’ and ‘Listening and Attention’ at the heart of all E.Y.F.S. pupilsdevelopment, this would help build our curriculum and this would be embedded into ours. Long term this would be what we looked at when assessing the pupils in E.Y.F.S. 2) Meeting with other schools:-I actively went and met other school leaders to discuss and compare their curriculum and teaching to ours. This meant that I dug deep into what local primaryschools were offering but also looked at our competition for new pupils in local independent schools too. This showed me I must build a curriculum that was varied and builtupon strong foundations A1 A1B A1C A1D VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Very Good Sean did all that could be expectedin terms of his researchfor his improvement priority without a great deal of direction from others. He made the decision to observe best practice in other schools and obviously looked into the up to date advice and guidance on the appropriate curriculum. The decision to meet with the whole Pre-Prep team and hold an INSET session emergedafter our discussion on how he would carry the rest of the staff with him. He certainly entered into implementation of his plan having sought plenty of information and therefore having put himself in a position of strength to counter any opposition that might arise. AL
  3. 3. each year. This would mean our pupils would develop and acquire a lifelong love for P.E. 3) Research (Ofsted and Government changes):-I knew it would be important to collect and organise information from different sources to help solve any issues. This led to me looking at the new national curriculum in P.E. for all year groups and reading around our subject to stay in touch with headline developments. Italso became clear that we need a curriculum which is varied but allows for time to master key skills. To set up a systematic approach when planning to gather a wide range of perspectives. I carried out the below five steps to collect and organise information from different sources to help solve issues for my future goal: 1)Lesson observations of current class teachers - I wanted to analyse staff ability regarding P.E. Thiswould allow me to identify any weaknesses and help staff to improve. I could use the feedback sessions to approach the structure of lessons and help maximise improving standards across our project. This would also give me important data on lesson standards to allow me to have a deeper understanding of improvements in teaching and learning. 2) To have a meeting with the whole Pre-Prep School team - To build relationships with routine questioning and gauge how we can use our current strong policies to improve the curriculum issues with KS1 and E.Y.F.S. 3) To reflect the work we do with Year 3-11 - INSET was used to illustrate our strong practices across our department. This meant we could inform staff about how we as a department use strategies and make staff aware of the expectation from the National Curriculum and abreast of development in our subject globally. This would develop a deeper understanding of P.E. teaching for me as a leader and them as teachers. 4) Use pupil attainment (PhysicalAssessment)Happiness) - Base lines at the start, middleand end showed pupil development. This would be allowed us to use this to identify trends and stay ahead in education sector. 5) Staffpupilparent feedback - This helped continually improve and guide our project through constant feedback and review. I used an open door policy with staff as I felt this project would need to adapt constantly. Feedback was given verbally and through emails. For parents, I reviewed their feedback through a questionnaire at the start and end of the project turning this into data for the school to use. Using these five steps, although complex, gave us difference sources and I felt it enable me to have holistic information to be successful in our goal. A1E A1F A2 A3 A3B . A4CDE A3C A4B Competency: Analytical thinking Within the planning phase it became very obvious that the teaching of lessons was being restricted by an unimaginative curriculum whichwas not being monitored by anyone. To analyse the relationship between this chains of events it was important to look at data outside of my school to weigh up the merits of different solutions. The data from Ofsted showed: 1) Level of teaching shown in PE was consistently one level lower that level A2 A1E VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Good Sean and I had many conversations during the 2013/14
  4. 4. shown across all other levels. 2) Equipment and curriculum was varied across all schools. 3) Continuity of learning across the subject needs improving. Therefore looking at problem this was linked not just to our school but others staff across the country lacked the subject knowledge and confidence to teach this subject to a good standard. This placed my project in a unique position, to break the basic cause of our problem was not just our school but the problem lies deeper in Primary School Teacher training. There was an issue with staffing, resources, the use of curriculum and areas of work whichneeded addressing to weigh up the merit of each solution and whether they could be collectively solved. -Staffing - From 2008, Thorpe House became a Year 3-11 school; three P.E. qualified staff were employed to cover these year groups. This was still the case in September 2014; it was obvious that a qualified member of staff could not be allocated to the pupils’ main session each week. -Curriculum - This issue meant that although we would create the curriculum, continually assess, organise fixtures and resource the subject. We would not be doing the main bulk of the teaching first hand. My Head of Junior P.E., my Headof Pre-Prep P.E., and I, therefore broke this problem down into manageable issues and prioritised that lesson observations would be more frequent hopefully removing this possible obstacle. Also the review of feedback of the subject content would be done half termly rather than termly. This would again give us data to gather and monitor the standard of lessons more frequently to able us to oversee this issue and weigh up the merits of different solutions for any obstacles. My complex plan to anticipates possible obstacles and to think ahead regarding the implications of these particular issues would be too, -INSET- Another analytical approach I took was to lead a INSET, this was to help and aid teachers with teaching our subject to prevent any basic issues caused and prevent any future effect on our future goals: - Set standards - This would be an excellent way to set our expectation for lessons. - Answer questions. This would be also an excellent way to fire fight any questions for the 12 staff whowould teach across the project. -Sept. 2014 Senior Leadership Team feedback- I identified that although acquiring the feeder school was a crucial strategical purchase for Thorpe House, staffing in subjects had not fully been taken into account. Therefore, without sacrificing any qualified P.E. taught throughout the established Years 3-11 teaching, wedecided that having qualified staff for the feeder school would be a future goal (June 2015 onwards) as this was not so much of an important task as addressing the quality of the teaching learning was at present. A3 A3B academic year about the best way to improve standards of PE across the whole school and identified that improvement from the ‘Bottom up” was what was needed. Clearly the need for further investment in staffing for PE was in competition with the many other funding demands within the school and as the year progressed Sean became much more aware of looking at the issue from a whole school perspective rather than as solely a PE issue. This is an example of how his knowledge and skills in Strategic Leadership improved to matchhis existing strength in Educational Excellence. Similarly, he had to come up with more complex ways of delivering his educational aims which improved his skills in Operational Management. AL
  5. 5. Competency: Delivering continuous improvement To articulate my expectation for improvement at our first meeting with my Head of Junior P.E., Headof Pre-Prep PE and teaching staff set down seven meetings across the first year. This would establish my defined strategic priorities for improvement, linked to my clear and compelling vision to my ‘critical friends’ for this task. My Staff and I discussed the action plans I set down and altered where appropriate. This allowed us the chance to embed a variety of means to analyse and assess teaching performance. These would be: 1) Pupil attainment- This would be monitored through old style levels so wecould compare to previous data by the P.E. qualified staff. For all other staff they would use the new simplified department style. This would mean all staff continually assess and allow me to work with all colleagues to push improvement forward. As the project developed I would track my new assessment criteria to fall into line with the new National Curriculum changes of assessing without levels. 2) StaffParentPupil feedback- To monitor my proposed improvements into clear plans, I wanted continuous feedback to review and remove barriers. If staff had facilities, resources or teaching issues, they were told to email weekly to ask for solutions. Parents had feedback questionnaires once a term to help allow me to adapt my plan too based on their views. Pupil questioning would also be used termly to monitor enjoyment and happiness. 3) Lesson feedback- Lesson feedback would be done half termly for staff involved in teaching. Informal feedback between teachers would also be used to lead to a team desire to continually improve. These interventions were set out in INSETto teaching staff in September 2014. This meant that all staff could see our effective plans with clear tasks. In the INSET I planned to demonstrate to staff to see our strategic priority. This would be to improve the overall teaching standard to help pupil attainment. I would lead a lesson with the teaching staff as the pupils. This would explicitly show staff the expectation within individual lessons and remove the barrier of the poor structure of lessons as seen in the first phase of lesson observations. With my means of analysis and assessing as seen above and the INSETthis would directly affect day to day ways of working and bring about change swiftly by allowing me to articulate my expectations for improvement. Throughout the process I would reflect and review my action plan half termly to remove any barriers based on my target to secure ongoing improvement by working with my colleagues to push improvement forward. I would also feedback these changes back to the Senior Leadership Team and Curriculum Manager to help impact whole school change for development plan. A1B A4E A5 A3C A4B A4D A3 A3B VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Very Good Sean used his experience of what had worked well in terms of assessingattainment and progress with older pupils and adapted that very well to produce a system which worked well for both the pupils and their teachers. He also planned a programme for the whole year which not only promised to deliver improvement but had all the necessarychecks and balances to ensure that the improvement actually took place. AL Competency: Personal drive Very early on in the planning phase it was obvious that there was not going to a free qualified P.E. Teacher to take the majority of lessons that were required. I did not feel that it was a calculated risk worth taking, weakening the other teaching year groups by decreasing the qualified teachers available for Years 3-11. Therefore I needed to seek out new ways of taking the project to greater heights by A1 A1B VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Very Good There is absolutely no doubt that Sean had a very strong
  6. 6. using lessons objectives (formal and informal), consistently challenging performance through dissemination of my management roles of this task by utilising my Head of Pre-Prep P.E. and Head of Junior P.E. and dedicating personal time to discuss teaching with all staff to create a commutative team. This should make significant improvements in school performance and through discussion, lead to a culture of consistently challenging my own and others’ performance with a view to improving. I wanted to use my personal drive to make our goal believable and change the expectation of my staffs own role. I was working with teachers who had more traditional views and were predominately older than me. The areas where I implemented my personal drive through the planning were: - Remove long standing activities- To allow me to keep track of and measure outcomes against personal standards of raising pupil attainment. Itwas important to have a curriculum that was run consistently in terms of activities from E.Y.F.S. to Year 11. Thiswould allow for us a long period to instil skills upon others and make significant improvements in measures of school performance. -Alter staffing of lessons: A calculated risk I was willing to take was, although we did not have a full time PE teacher available, we did have a long standing Sports Coach available. Thisrisk may alienate class teachers but I felt this new way would help school improvementas they would be able to implement our practices quicker as they had worked with us for some years. His practice would hopefully also impact other class teachers too. - Planning changes: Thiswould involvededicating a lot of personal effort and resources to achieve but to improveteaching standards and pupil learning opportunities in lessons, a new streamlined and consistent approach was used to fall in line with Years 3-11 again for similar reasons. Thisinvolves rewriting the wholecurriculum with new assessment criteria’s to allow us to achieve out educational objective easier. A5 5B personal drive to move this improvement priority forwardand push to allow it to be implemented. He saw it as a very beneficial programme to improve standards in PE and also as one which would have benefits for the school as a whole. When I raised obstacles and problems that might arise he very quickly came to back to me with changes to his proposals which took account of these and his commitment was highly commendable. It was also very noticeable how his skills in Strategic Leadership developed as the process progressedand the way he looked at the project moved from being solely a project in PE improvement to one which positively benefitted the whole school. AL Part 2 Leading the implementation of the priority across the school Participant document references Sponsor verification, additional evidence and grade – Very Good / Good / Moderate / Poor Outline of key actions in Leading the implementation of the priority across the school The changes across the project were from September 2014 to June 2015 finishing with Sports Day followed by future targets for 2015 and beyond. The sessions for pupils were a triple lesson of P.E. on Thursday afternoon covered by a hired coach and the new Headmaster (September 2014 onwards) and one lesson covered by class room teachers. As I was directly teaching lessons, I would have a weekly Wednesday meeting with the sports coach who would lead the main bulk of sessions. Working closely with the Deputy Headteacher I would schedule monthly lesson observations formalinformal to show presence in the change and monitor lesson standards. New schemes of work were required three weeks before each activity. These were written by classroom teachers in E.Y.F.S. and KS1and my P.E. team and I to A5B
  7. 7. spread the work load and maximise learning experience. They were set for August 2013, November 2014 and March 2015. I had final say on all schemes of work but I did this alongside colleagues. INSETS and meetings were also part of the process. A full staff INSETstarted the project in September 2014 which was followed by a staff meeting. Subsequent meetings involving various members of our team in P.E., E.Y.F.S. andKS1for October 2014, November 2014, January 2015, March 2015 and May 2015. PupilParent feedback questionnaires in September 2014 and January 2014 were also part of the implementing of change and evaluating our success throughout. This was supported by an open door policy with staff and continued feedback through emails and meetings to have continued open dialogue with all feedback discussed with the Senior Leadership Team. A3 A3B A4B A4D Competency: Delivering continuous improvement To work with colleagues from the onset to push forward improvements: September 2014, INSET-This allowed me in the first month of leading change to establish well-defined strategic priorities for improvement, linked to my clear and compelling vision. In my INSETI showed how I would teach a P.E. lesson, and how we(my current team) felt wewould assess learning throughout the session. This gave an implicit example of good practice and would allow staff to see my clear expectation to improve further as staff. We also spoke about our goals as a department and I allowed all staff, whether P.E. qualified or not to have input to embed my ideas from my action plan on analysing and assessing teaching performance. Lesson observations - Four key dates were set to manage continuous improvement for more lesson feedback. During the INSETI used the data already gathered to inform their changes for teaching practice. I was happy to see that in all lesson observations after the INSET, lessons followed a similar format with only the individual teaching styles differing. There were also several informal lesson observations throughout too. Both informal and formal lesson observations plus staff being able to watch my lessons for extra ideas clearly embedded a variety of means of analysing and assessing teaching performance into day to day ways of working by developing a hunger to improve as a team. Progress meetings-To regularly review progress against strategic priorities set out in our action plan, remove barriers and adapts plans to secure ongoing improvement throughout this phase my ‘critical allies’ met weekly. Here wewould continually review progress to inform future priorities across lesson standards, schemes of work, lesson structure and peered assessed to maximise learnings chances for all pupils. We also changed plans, if necessary, in order to secure more rapid improvement through regular weekly meetings to impact with immediate effect rather than wait several weeks. My applied highly developed strategies of INSET, Lesson observations, and progress meetings across the different areas of the school allowed me to achieve measurable gains in performance. This was seen in the pupils’ attainment. Pupil performance - These were designed by me to assess pupils’ practical A3 A3B A1B A2 A6 A4E A5 VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Very Good Sean discussed with me the format of how the lesson observations and progress meeting would take place during Summer term 2014. I was very happy to approve these and the programme was very much his own structure rather than anything which I had suggested to him. He showed very strong leadership skills and once again demonstratedthat his Operational Management skills and knowledge had developed well to complement his existing Educational Excellence skills. AL
  8. 8. abilities by staff as a baseline across many years but also to allow for embedding means of analysing and assessing teaching performance into day to day ways of working. These outline a positive response across the terms in physical ability and pupils’ enjoyment in sport. These would help lead us in our future goals to build sustainable change. Coupled with pupils’ levels for P.E. these results were crucial in my evaluation phase on this project but also across the year to feedback to teachers to show our proposed improvements were turning into effective outcomes. A4C A4D A4E Competency: Modelling excellence in leadership of teaching and learning As referenced in the above section, the INSETin 09/2014 allowed me to set a clear example by modelling the vision and values of the school in our ownleadership approach through team discussion and visually showing our outstanding practice. This was done in a friendly environment where staff joined in physically in a table tennis lesson and all staff was actively encouraged to discuss points covered. This was a big marker in setting down staff to be energised and motivated about new teaching and learning initiatives. To allow my project to be successful quicker I needed to provide my Head of Junior P.E. and Head of Pre-Prep P.E with the clarity they needed to feel empowered and accountable in their roles. Therefore I disseminated many of the roles across the three of us, which would mean that I would be able to still have control of this area but not lose focus of our other year groups across Thorpe House School. The Head of Pre-Prep PE had also worked with the teaching staff for many years and would be key to gaining their trust. Within two weeks of starting the September 2014 term, I organised a meeting with them to discuss our shared vision and maintaining a culture committed to high quality teaching and in reinforcing vision, values and agreed monitoring / improvement strategies for the year. I talked about wanting to constantly adapt and was very much open to their new experiences and ongoing learning from them as much as possible too. I organised both tasks and meetings for staff without my input. This would allow them ownership of tasks but meant staff could still speak to me about the changes they were making meaning I was able to constantly express my input in relation to high quality teaching and learning. So through my newly designed curriculum, INSET, meetings, dissemination management, assessment systems built around levels but also to follow without, openness to staff feedback and constant lesson observations, then I would not only be adapting teaching and learning approaches throughout to suit the needs of students, but also be constantly expressing what I stand for and what I want to achieve in relation to high quality teaching and learning. VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Very Good Sean has always been an excellent PE teacher – he is a very focused on the learning objective of every lesson and is never happy to have ‘keen amateurs’ delivering sports or PE sessions to the pupils. His own teaching style is very clear and exact and through getting others to observe his lessons he models the art of a good PE lesson very well indeed. Similarly, in Head of Department meetings Sean often gives example of good practice which are adopted by the PE department and suggests how these might be used by other academic departments. AL Competency: Learning focus Across this project I knew it was a new team that were unknown to our school meaning from the onset it would be a challenging initiative within the school to improve their teaching practice and learning. My specific teaching and learning objectives for me and the team were set out in action plan after discussing with my Senior Leadership Team. My aim in education is to create an expectation of learning; where pupils don’t ask what we are doing but what are we learning. VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Very Good From the very start,Sean’s focus was on improving the standard of PE teaching within the Pre-Prepsection in order to improve the learning experience for pupils and
  9. 9. My theories and knowledge of learning is to improve outcomes for children were based around my secure understanding that underpins learning, are from where I have seen teachers fall down due to a weak lesson structure. This prevented learning due to pupils not feeling comfortable with the flow of the lesson. My decisions across this task was to get lessons that are paced correctly, to allow activities that engage and enthuse about subject area but allow time for reflection and self-discovery. The INSETallowed me take on this point and highlight our departments strong lesson structure (parent feedback). Across all my staff I expected to see lessons which had similar structures for pupils to feel comfortable with learning boundaries but still allowing for teachers the chance to use their initiative and creativity when planning and teaching lessons. When leading the project, lesson observations before the INSETwere sound but lacked a flow or direction, after the project they had a similar structure but still allowed for teachers personalities to shine allowing enhance experience of all learners, whichshould demonstrate and ensure that all learners (pupils and adults) are actively engaged in collaborative learning. To reinforce this across the year and show leadership and take risks, exploring and adopting innovative approaches to teaching and learning, I allowed staff from this section to watch my lessons. This was also important in building our culture of dialogue and improvement, and made them feel that they were involved in developing the culture together and not just with me in overall control, building upon our collaborative learning. Throughout the process I was committed to always evolvingand improving learning and achieving excellence. With our curriculum it was written and finalised two/three weeks before each activity block, but it was almost adapted on a weekly basis through our culture of dialogue. This meant that teachers ‘on the ground’ felt they were empowered to share input and shape our learning focus for future years. This also meant we could learn important lessons for future writing of schemes through 2015/16. This constant dialogue has been hugely effective in bringing forward this process. It bred team togetherness where all felt comfortable with their ideas and thoughts. Looking at pupils’ data it was clear that within a term my team had made important strides in developing the pupils and allowing them to make P.E. lessons more enjoyable experience using my ideas of learning and pedagogy. A4 A2 A2 A4C A4D A4E to improve pupil attainment. The focus was always on pupil learning rather than changing structures or methods just as an exercise for general improvement. AL Competency: Holding others to account From the onset I knew it was important to introduce my new, different and higher standards of performance for teaching and clearly communicate what is expected of my staff throughout. This was the perspective I took in conveying my expectation throughout the INSET. I spoke of the many positives setting my goals but allowed staff to have input. My INSETand all meetings from that point clarified expectations; this meant I was regularly monitoring progress of others against our objectives set out in the action plan, but also intervening swiftly to challenge underperformance of these goals. At all of these meetings I would also consistently spell out the consequences of non-compliance and enforced consequences when performance levels drop. In several meetings, this led to feedback back to Senior Leadership Team to be discussed within appraisals. A3B VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Very Good Sean’s goals and expectations were explained clearly to the staff involved during the INSET. The benefits of the improved levels of performance were emphasisedand it was good to see Sean appreciating that some staff were better placed to deliver key objectives more than others as this resulted in effective delegation of tasks.Whilst clearly Sean was driving this project, it became obvious
  10. 10. Throughout leading this task I made sure I delegated tasks and objectives based on whois best placed to deliver them by giving the Head of Pre-Prep P.E. and Head of Junior P.E. my highest level of accountability. The Head of Pre-Prep P.E. would have frequent day to day access to all staff involved meaning, I did not have many first-hand problems with staff (I believe because the strong clarification of expectation throughout) but the Head of Pre-Prep and I had several meeting regarding staff minor discontent. These were mainly about resources, staff rooms, staff clothing and planning. All problems after a short discussion were easily settled and I believed this was down to our setting out clear goals from the onset allowing staff to see that our goal was the improvement of pupil learning and the Thorpe House School brand. To introduce new, different or higher standards of performance I spoke to SLT (Head of Pre-Prep) recording about my on feedback on our tasks set to teachers into their performance analysis. This was popular way of documenting positive staff performance and holding staff to account. A6 A7 that the staff felt some ownership of the project as well and as a result found it easier to push the project forward. Colleagues were encouraged to consider their own performance in the knowledge of Sean’s expectations. Sean addressed any discontentment quickly through meetings with staff and managers. Sensible delegation was in evidence and this demonstrates Sean’s development as a leader. RW Part 3 Evaluating the impact Participant document references Sponsor verification, additional evidence and grade – Very Good / Good / Moderate / Poor Outline of key actions in Evaluating the impact of your leadership The full evaluation of my first year of this project for N.P.Q.S.L. was May –July 2015. The clear markers of success across our process were, Pupil attainment and physical attributes: Levels: Pupils’ attainment and the levels of pupils were taken continually across our first year. Looking at the data gathered there were two sub levels made in both the rugby and football term. This could be seen as an ambiguous marker as it was down to staff interpretation but this would be something wecould look to target across several years to make pupil attainment central to our teaching. Looking at the physical tests for pupils there were also improvement in all categories. This showed me that the varied curriculum was helping pupils to gain physical improvement and confidence in all areas of their physical development rather than just one or two areas specific in one sport. I knew it would be important across future years to continually look for new activities to not just create rugby players or footballers but sportsmen, who were ready to participate in many physical activities and try new areas. Pupils’ views: Pupils’ views werealso a crucial part of their development. With my department’s culture of ‘lifelong love of P.E.’, I saw happiness and an awareness of learning as something I wanted to instil in all pupils. Looking across the results there were improvements towards positive answers. In particular P.E. became a favourite subject for more pupils and after two terms all pupils now felt they had learnt new skills. Parent feedback: We had several parents hand both feedback questionnaires in. Although this was not a large sample, all feedback on lessons was positive throughout the year. It was obvious that parents had not been previously aware of pupils learning. Many made reference to Sports Day, as this was only event where A4C A4E A4D A4B
  11. 11. they witnessed pupils sporting activity. Informal staff lessons: This was something that became a personal highlight, the way in which several staff took on our departmental characteristics; where staff bounced ideas of each other to help improve their own teaching in P.E. All signs pointed us towards a successful first year. To make use of this success it would be extremely important to set our future goals based upon raising standards, and set down where wecould make further improvements for September 2016. Competency: Analytical thinking It was clear that the data gathered showed that we had made encouraging progress in the first two terms (three including planning phase). It was important for me to look deeper into this data for gaps on how to further improve for the future. Pupil attainment, attributes, views and parents’ views were all improved, but it wasn’t clear whether pupils could link their learning together or fully understand why certain skills were being used meaning solid foundations of learning may have not been being made. With my Head of Junior P.E. and Head of Pre-Prep P.E. in our first meeting for planning for year 2 wetried to solve this problem and make multiple links between these issues to establish chains of events. We focussed on teaming this information from the above section with what we had originally used to plan the project with information from Ofsted. It was seen wide spread across this part of education that pupils and I felt parents were not aware of what learning was happening. My team decided to create complex plans of ‘skills lists’ which should remove this obstacle. Thinking ahead regarding the implications of this particular issue my team and I felt weshould roll this out for all Year groups E.Y.F.S. –Year 11. This should allow for consistency and transparency for all learners. To use a range of analytical methods to identify and weigh up the merits of different solutions to dig deeper into this issue and as an independent school reliant on parent support and new pupils, my team and I identified making parents central to highlight the new positives steps that are going on across Physical Education. To aid this and break it down for an understanding everyday problems and issues, we felt it would be a positive step if high attaining pupils in Year 2 could play alongside Year 3 in fixtures. This would improve the parent awareness of pupil learning and more importantly hopefully help gifted pupil development. We also felt that house matches in football and rugby in all years would be a point where wecould build the relationship between parents and the school learning awareness. Soto add to my complex plan of ‘awareness of learning’ and analyse the relationships between several aspects of this problem I feel it is important to make parents central in advertising this, especially when there is a lot of pressure regarding English, Maths and Science which can take the focus away from P.E. The removal of this obstacle should also be aided by the problem of attainment by identifying basic cause and effect relationships between situations. Chunking this problem further, although weused levels across this process to measure pupil attainment they are a complex system. So again to aid pupil learning, wewould use T-/T/T+ in all lessons. Due to the removal of levels from the National Curriculum, I felt after weighing up the different merits of assessment and A4B A4C A4D A4E A1E A5 A1F VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Good Sean has carefully and regularly analysed and reflected upon the progress being made by the pupils. The use of ‘skills lists’ and multiple links has allowed Sean to remove obstacles and also consider further improvements that could be possible. Including parents in his plan of “awareness of learning” seems entirely sensible and demonstrated sound analytical thinking. RW
  12. 12. researching others that this would again allow greater pupil development. This would allow them to understand their attainment in lessons without getting too hung up on the complicated level system. Competency: Personal drive On review of our first yearI felt my team and I did the job well (supported by data) and was positive about relaying this good performance during our first Pre-Prep Sports day to pupils, staff and parents. I also fed back to Senior Leadership Team for individual staff appraisals. Although I was intent on improving performance for Year 2 being fully aware the push for educational excellence never stands still. I therefore at the end of June 2015 spent time with the current Headmaster and Senior Leadership Team to challenge their opinion on improving our subject performance for the greater good of the school. Although funds may not be available or would be tight in terms of yearly budget I thought these calculated risks in the long term would attract pupils and parents to choose Thorpe House over its rivals. These were: Grounds: Parents buy into what they see. I have had no current parent complain about facilities. Our facilities that weinherited have come a long way in my life at Thorpe House and I had dedicated a lot of personal effort and resources to achieve challenging educational objectives through maximising space and facilities for pupil development. I believe though that Thorpe House is behind its competitors I was intent on striving to meet and improve on personal performance objectives to make Thorpe’s facilities to standard of which the school deserved. After speaking with the Senior Leadership Team, the Headmaster supports this idea and has set out plans to Governors that a new state of the art sports hall should be at the forefront of future development plan. September 2015 a new groundsman was also appointed and a multi-use area was going to be laid to aid pupil development and excite them further about our subject. Staff: I believe we still need a fourth P.E. teacher. My team of three qualified staff are excellent and wedo have some strong coaching staff. After many discussions with the Headmaster on this subject, funding was secured to allow for a forth P.E. teacher (April 2016 onwards). This was something I strived for many years and it would be a major positive step for not just for P.E. but throughout the school. Again this was a calculated risks but I felt it was a new way of taking the department and school to making more significant improvement. Curriculum: I and whoever takes on this role after me must always instil a looking to evolvestatus with our curriculum. Compared to many other private schools we take a tougher objective of educating pupils’ about sport and it’s important that every working day the leader of P.E. at Thorpe House makes this their primarily goal across all lessons. Through continuing the work wehad already started and not letting the curriculum slipping into this short term success route taken by many other private schools. To keep track of and measures outcomes against my original personal standards not imposed by others and to help future leaders of the department, I added the new attainment system, new curriculum and department policies to our handbook which documented monthly with reviews and who were A4B A4C A4D A4E A8, A9 VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Very Good Sean is an excellent PE teacher and has always demonstrated a strong personal drive to try and get the best out of his pupils as well as the staff in his department. Sean has been passionate in wanting to run the best department in the school and this desire is very much in evidence throughout this project. Sean never stands still and I have always been impressed at the way in which he has projected his vision for his department. His thoughts on the grounds, the staff and the curriculum are sensible and Sean has often been prepared to challenge the SLT. Sean has done well to secure the funding of an additional PE teacher in April 2016. RW
  13. 13. accountable meaning our good work should be focussed on challenging our educational challenges whilst being aware of subject changes. These policies were also handed to Senior Leadership Team so they are recorded and not left with our regular monitoring. Competency: Impact and influence The overall project from starting in January 2014 to May/June2015 had been successful. This was supported by data, which I carefully prepared and used for our arguments to use in persuading Senior Leadership Team in several points of my future action plan. Through this positive feedback of our data, I gained indirect influence and gained support from key people, as this was taken to Governors in September 2015 and as a result wesecured the funding for a 4th P.E. Teacher (April 2016). My action plan for our future development was set out in July 2015, with my Head of Junior P.E. and Head of Pre-Prep P.E. as I wanted to listens to others, and asked the Head of Pre Prep P.E. to talk to our whole audience of staff for feedback to adapt my approach to best suit them and the pupils. I also took into account parent feedback from the year to cover the whole spectrum. I presented my action to members of the Senior Leadership Team and to hold their attention I presented it across several meetings and led a discussion on my findings. Another positive that game out of it was to free up an extra experienced groundsman. My team and I understood the need build behind the scenes to gain support for this by speaking about the logistics with the caretaking team first, and used them to influence Senior Leadership Team in particular the Bursar (third party) to help free up their time. The action also documented others areas such as equipment, teaching and curriculum to take multiple action to persuade and gain support from Senior Leadership Team and show that I am taking a holistic approach to developing my subject. The second year would be key, from this successful project I was promoted to Senior Management Team. This meant I could gain behind the scenes support across the school for P.E. and its positive effect on pupils’ school life. I could also easier identify the key people to gain further support. Across the process I feel the holding the attention of many varied groups of teachers through INSETS, meetings, lesson feedbacks and data feedback sessions meant persuading, convincing and bringing others round to their perspective meant the task was a success. A4B A4C A4D A4E A8 A9 VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Very Good Sean has always been willing to challenge the SLT and consequently he has been successful in achieving several of his key action plan targets. Sean has demonstrated positive persuasion techniques and in particular, strong verbal communication. I have also been impressed to see his staff getting behind him having gained their trust and support. Through strong leadership, Sean has really managed to create a “buzz” among his team that will undoubtedly benefit the pupils. Sean’s team all take ownership in the development of PE at the school and he has his PE colleagues on his side. RW Competency: Self awareness After taking time to evaluate my ownthoughts and behaviours across the project, I decided we had made successful strides in teaching Year 1-2 and E.Y.F.S. inP.E. I knew though wewould only ever be able to fully judge this success in future growth once these years groups started to represent Thorpe House in competitive sports to fully understand how our behaviours had impacted pupils. The strength of increased pupil attainment, teaching standards, parent and pupil enjoyment and new curriculum were evident but the areas still needing development were to look at the limitation of support staff to get involved in the day to day teaching of P.E rather than just the lead teacher. Too often I knew that my A9 VERIFIED Sponsor grade: Good Sean has demonstrated sensible evaluation and reflection in determining the success of this project and I am encouraged to see him already considering future development of his department. I have also been impressedat the way in which Sean has developed as a
  14. 14. stronger staff would take more responsibility of teaching to make sure that things got done to an expected standard (this was reflected in my feedback to Senior Leadership Team). This was not just a Pre-Prep issue, but if I was honest, a department issue. This arose strong emotion in me as I knew frequently I allowed these support staff to become ‘bodies’ rather than teaching vehicles or learning support staff. I, as leader of the department, should look to develop further their involvement and must take the lead on this to allow a greater learning experience for pupils by observing all staff in all lessons and not just the lead staff member. Continued professional development, more feedback sessions for all staff in lessons including support staff and more INSETS, I felt would be excellent way of improving this in Year 2. As a leader the methods I have learnt across my NPQSLand the project have been crucial in setting a priority where I actively seek feedback to become self- aware with the people involvedwhether pupils, staff or parents. This was evident through my questionnaires, pupil tracking and staff feedback sessions to help me makes decisions based on understanding of own strengths and limitations. As although I had much feedback and support throughout, the decisions were my own and outcome solely reliant on my leadership decisions. I am aware that whole school change arouses my strong emotions and across the process I proud of our success. I feel that as a leader I have managed this emotion by listening to all staff and thinking about I how I feel in their role, whilst all ways keeping our end goal in mind. As I go into the future with my department and progress to a Senior Leader role, I must use the people around me, staff, pupils and parents, all who can shape my success and learning as I evolveas a Leader. Havingstrong goals and a clear message is hugely important for a leader but without being able to engage with everyone and making staff accountable for underperformance you will not be successful. As I take on more responsibility as a leader it’s imperative I use this experience to differentiate my relationships with staff and I have seen first-hand how import it is to offer different staff different support models with their teaching and careers to development towards your shared goal. leader during this project’s lifespan and it is good to see him being self-critical in recognising both the strengths and weaknesses that exist within his department. Sean is always striving for success and exploiting both his experience together with that of others will see his development as a leader go from strength to strength. RW Participant ’s signature (A typed name is not acceptable) …………………………. Date…………………………. Sponsor ’s signature (A typed name is not acceptable) ……………………………… Date………………………….. I confirm this submission (form and supporting documents) is accurate and verify all the evidence it contains Headteacher’s signature (Atyped name is not acceptable) ………………………… Date…………………………..
  15. 15. AppendicesA1- DEVELOPMENT PLANDECEMBER2013. Target(s) Action Lead Person Resources/Costs SuccessCriteria Monitoring Evaluation(Impact) Takecontrol ofPre- Prep teacherof P.E. Laissewith staff, show expectationofteaching andwrite new curriculum. DOS/ HOJ Balls, cones,bibbs(size important) £250per newsporting area. All lessonsto be taught to similarstructure. NewSOW written. Newequipment. Termlyandyearly review meetingwith staff. Jan 2015/July2015 meetingwithPre prep staff. A1B – SCHOOLACTIONPLAN SchoolActionPlanDecember2013 Target–TocoordinateE.Y.F.S. and Key Stage 1 P.E. to followin linewith Years 3-11 Sub targets Rational Aim Initialreview Processfor review Followupreview Howthe progress will be monitored. Review date Review of Curriculum As an All ThroughSchoolit’s importantthereis consistency acrossyear group.The curriculum needstovary but year groupsactivitiesshouldbe similartolead to an increasein pupilperformanceovertime. - Have a similar curriculum asYears 3-11 - FollowRugby, FootballandAthletics as mainsports for eachterm. June2014 -Staff meeting -Parent pupil questionnaire -INSET -Rewrite -comparevs other schoolsinlocalarea Termly - Staff meetings - INSET - Staffpupilparent feedback June2015 Review of teaching All schoolsshouldstrive to have their teachingto be of a similar structureand to be of goodto outstandinglevel to allowpupils to develop to their maximum. - Have teaching consistentlyto good or outstandinglevel. - Have lessonsto a similarstructureso pupilsfeel confident throughout. June2014 -Lessonobs. -feedbacksessions -cultureof improvement -informallesson walks 2 per teacher per year (one formal ,one informal) - Data feedback - Lesson feedback - Review with SLT -Appraisal system -INSET June2015 Review of staffing Sincejoiningtheschoolwe have had 3 teachersserving a biggerschoolpopulation.Soto maximisethepupilabilitypupils needas muchexposuretoPE qualifiedstaff as possible. - Hire a fourth PE teacher. -Utilisestaff timetable to maximise E.Y.F.S.’s andK.S. 1 pupils’opportunityto learn. June2014 -SLT feedback -timetableanalysis -financialanalysis with Headmaster Half termly meetingwith memberofSLT - SLT meetings June2015 Review of With having younger pupilsthe - Buy new equipment June2014 - inventory analysis Termly - Staff feedback. June2015
  16. 16. equipment schoolneedsto invest in new equipmenttoallowpupilsto playthe sports. in allcurriculum areas. - Store so equipment canbeused by all years groupseasily -review of yearly budget Review of facilities Utiliseallareas to allowpupils to use the various facilitiesof, -two schoolfields-twoschool halls-MultiUse GroundAreas - Look to have pupils to use all facilitiesto increaselearning opportunities. June2014 - pupilsgiven time acrossallareas Day to day basis - Staff and facilities management. 2015 A1C- From E.Y.F.S. 17 goals taken from ELG 01 Listening and Attention-Childrenlistenattentivelyin a rangeof situations. Theylistento stories, accuratelyanticipatingkeyevents andrespondto what they hear with relevant comments,questionsoractions.Theygive their attention to what others say andrespondappropriately,whileengagedinanotheractivity. ELG 04 Movingand Handling-Childrenshowgoodcontrol andco-ordinationinlargeandsmallmovements.Theymove confidentlyina rangeof ways, safely negotiating space.Theyhandleequipmentandtoolseffectively, includingpencilsforwriting. ELG 17 Being Imaginative-Childrenusewhatthey have learntaboutmediaandmaterialsinoriginalways, thinkingaboutuses and purposes.Theyrepresenttheirown ideas,thoughts andfeelingsthroughdesignand technology,art, music,dance,roleplayandstories. We decided to instilthesethreeintoourcurriculumto aid pupil develop and build foundations. A1D- TableofQuestionssentto six local schools Theseresultsshowed mealthough we good sportingoption comparedto local Primary Schools,wewerelackingin staffing compared to otherIndependentSchools.Although we had similarfacilitiesareas,I still feltwewere behind rival schools with updatingours. A1E Ofsted report into the strengths and weaknesses of PEin a sample of primary and secondary schools between 2010-2013 Main headlines There are increasing concerns about childhood obesity - Need to develop the continuity of learning experiences in the majority of schools- PE subject leaders in primary school are less secure in their subject knowledge than in secondary schools - There are inconsistencies in judging pupils' standards and achievements - Pupils were unaware of their learning in most schools and understanding why they were doing - Provision of 'non-traditional' activities was inconsistent - ICT was only used in patches to support PE - Support from the senior leadership team tended to result in higher standards - Provision of resources in primary schools was variable Questions Primary Independent ComparedtoThorpeHouse School1 2 3 1 2 3 Howmanyactivities doyou offer perterm? 1 2 1 3 3 4 4 Howmanymembersofqualifiedstaff do you have? 1 0 0 5 6 6 3 Howmanyminutesof activity do you offer per week 60 120 120 180 240 320 220 HowmanyP.E. facilitiesareasdo you have? 3 3 3 6 7 8 6
  17. 17. This focus led my writing of the curriculum, involvement of the Senior Leadership Team and how I carried out the INSET in Sep tember 2014. performancesdescriptorsstates:- ‘Theperformancedescriptorsdo notincludeanyaspectsofperformancefromtheprogrammeofstudyfor thefollowing keystage.Anypupilsconsidered to haveattainedthe‘Masterystandard’areexpected to explorethecurriculum in greaterdepth and build on the breadth oftheirknowledgeand skillswithinthatkeystage.’ Thisfocusmeantthatwhenwritingthe curriculumitwasimportantto think aboutYears E.Y.F.S to 11 to allow for Pupils to buildskillsacrossmanyyears. A2 - LESSON OBSERVATION FEEDBACK Term -> June2014 September2014 January2015 May2015 Lesson observations Unsa tisfac tory Soun d Goo d Outs tandi ng Unsa tisfac tory Soun d Goo d Outs tandi ng Unsa tisfac tory Soun d Goo d Outs tandi ng Unsa tisfac tory Soun d Goo d Outs Informal 1 2 1 1 4 1 2 3 2 3 Formal 4 1 5 5 4 1 Tableshowslessonfeedbacksgrading’sacrossthisprocess. A2B- Example of informal feedback given to staff after a learning walk. (Emails) From: SeanDay Sent: 23 September201417:11 To: ZoeBagley;Lisa Causer ‘Mrs Bagleyand MrsCauser, Firstlycan I say thankyou forlettingmeobserveyourlesson todayIpersonallylearntso muchfromit. I wasso impressed with thelesson and would haveno issuecallingthatOutstandingPE.You had lesson objectives,aims,crosscurricular,excellentuseofvoiceand modelled behaviourandlearningwell.Pupilsall improved asthelesson wenton and clearlyknew theirpreviouslearningfrom lastweek.Well doneand keep up theobvioushard work,Iwill tell theParentson open dayhow good PEis at that level!’ STAFF PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT FEEDBACK TO HEAD OF PRE PREP FOR APPRAISALS SEPTEMBER 2014‘Mike needs to focus on learning opportunities rather than get to concerned about teaching safety if this is not the lessonobjective. I would recommend setting up lessons before to prevent this waste of time.’ JANUARY 2015‘Gareth taught and excellent lessonwhich led to opportunities to learn for all abilities’ MARCH 2015‘Yet another great lessontaught by Zoe, make sure though you constantly state learning objectives verbally and written not to allow your standards to slip’ A3-INSET- Extract from Email sent to staff. 26 August 2014 15:13 ‘Next Monday2-4pmPaul andI will be teachinga softballlessonto includea match (table tennisif the weather is bad). This will bean insetto helpallstaff (Pre Prep and non qualifiedPE teachers)at Thorpe who have are taughtPE andGamesthis year. This will beby no means PaulandI sayinghow youmust teach, but aninteractionbetween
  18. 18. everyoneandmostly importantly somegoodteam building.PaulandI will have neverdonea session likethis beforeso feedbackandquestionsarean integralpart so we can learn.From a personalside,I am currentlydoingmy NPQSLcoursework onteachingPre Prep PE at Thorpeso any helpfulideasI would be very gratefulfor. The lessonwill last aroundan 2 hours(60 minutes teaching60minutesgame)and the teachingwill doneexactlythe sameway we teach the pupilswith commentary throughoutto explainwhy we do things. Wewill then havea brief meetingas possibleto discuss it, new schemesof work (whichare beingdoneby the wondrousLisa Causer, Mike Jenkin,GarethDevlinand PaulBritton) for PE andgo througha few ideas. I am not onewho likes to print hundredsof sheetsout, but pleasetake anynotes or questions after you have pleaseaskand I will emailyou everything. I believeP.E. is a greatsubject, but beingmarriedto a Primary SchoolteacherI understandthereis always reservationsas it canbe a very different settingbut hopefullywe will breakthat down. Mostly importantly I want you to have someownership, fun and somethingyoulook forward to!’ A3B INSET PLAN – Sent to Deputy Headto regardingfor C.P.D of allstaff records. Lesson:Lead lesson->State lesson objectiveand differentwayswe can stateit -> Showthe‘wholepartwholepartstructure’,explainingthestructuremethod-> Identifythe1,2,3and possibly4teachingpointmethod ->Identifythepointsoflearning and howdifferentiation can beusedthroughtask,outcomesand questions ->Documenttheimportanceofcompetition ->Showvariation in teaching stylesbutsimilarstructure ->Firefightanyquestionsregardingstaffworries and discusshownewassessmentshould beimplemented. Discussion->Showstaffnew curriculumand identifythenewplanning procedure ->Generaldiscussionregardingexpectationlesson observationsfuture meetings ->Statewhat isobjectionwhywearedoing itStaterisk ofnon-compliance. A3C INSET FEEDBACK From:Andrea CarraniSent: 8 September201409:03 ‘Thankyou forputtingon theINSET lastweek,I thoughtit wasextremelyinformativeand Ilearntalotfrom it. I hopeto putyourstructureoflesson ideasin to my own.’ A4 PARENT FEEDBACK FORM-SENT TO S.L.T.for recording MrsKillbournYear 2 parent;“Firstly,you mayornotbeawarebutduringourlastschool yearwediscussed thistopicwith MrsDoran and theopportunitiesformore sportin pre-prep.Myhusband andIalso asked if tenniscould availableto boysin Yrone - which you agreed to so, thankyou... Since, Septemberthelevelsofsporthascertainlyincreased dramaticallyso again thankyou!” MrsGlypti, Year 2 Parent; “Fora small school likeThorpethevarietyofsportsavailableisexcellent,asis thenumberoffixturestheboysareplayingin ayear. I supposeifthereis onesportthattheboyshavenotdoneasmanycompetitionsisswimming.Itis greatthat you arelooking into everythingthough asthereare alwayswaysto improveeven good things!” MrsBennett Year 2/9 Parent; “I likethe all-inclusivenatureofthePE at Thorpe.Thevarietyofsportsisgood.I know Nathan would likebadminton included ( becauseheisbetterat it than someothersports!)Asregardssportsdayand theswimminggalatheseI thinkarefine. I actuallylikethe olderboysbeinginvolved so that parentscan still comealongwhich isquiteunusualforasecondaryschool.” A4B-PARENT FEEDBACK DATA- Stored on school system. Questions-Shownin% September2014 January2015 Extra comments Yes No Yes No Doesyour son enjoyP.E. 50 50 90 10 Thiswasa hugeswing,with manyparentsstating now howmuchtheirsonenjoys and looksforward to it. With manyquoting‘favourite subject’asa positive. Doesyour son learnmuch 40 60 80 20 Again a goodswing to a positive answeracrossoneterm. A lot of parentsquotinghow theirsons had
  19. 19. in P.E. nowstarted anoutsideschoolsports club. Doesyour son have enoughvariationon the curriculum 30 70 50 50 Thiswasa smallchange.Inanswersparentswere askingfor variation they like, whichit wasvery broad.It wasobvious as wellthat manyparents wereunawareof what their sonwas beingtaught acrossthe term. Are you happywith the P.E. offered at Thorpe 50 50 100 0 Yes manyspokeof wantingmoreP.E. A4C - PUPIL PHYSICAL TESTS-Tabletoshowpupilsabilitychangeacrossthetwo the first two terms. Stored onschoolsystem Dates Agility Illinoistest average time,seconds Standingjumpaverage,metres Laps100 metrein 5 minutes(all26pupils) 15 metreSprint timeaverage September2014 11.1 71 cm 52 3.8 May2015 10.9 78 cm 74 3.7 A4D PUPIL FEEDBACK QUESTIONS-Tabletoshowpupilsfeedbackgivenontheir views onPE acrossthe first two terms. Questions Date No Maybenot sure Yes Howgood areyou at sport? September2014 3 15 8 May2015 3 6 17 Do you like P.E.? September2014 4 15 6 May2015 3 7 15 P.E. is my favourite September2014 22 2 2 May2015 6 5 14 Canyou run aroundfor a longtime September2014 3 6 16 May2015 4 6 15 I learnin P.E. September2014 10 2 12 May2015 26 A4E C PUPIL TRACKING ACHIEVEMENT SHEET* Year Group September2014 November2014 January2015 June/May2015 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 E.Y.F.S. 6 6 3 3 5 7 8 7 7 8 Year 1 4 12 2 12 2 12 4 12 4 Year 2 6 7 3 4 7 7 4 7 7 11 7 Key 1 - Below expectedprogressina lesson2-expectedprogressina lesson3- above expectedprogress4-Mastery *Resultsare taken from one class. A5 NEW ASSESSMENT WITHOUT LEVELS – Discussed with S.L.T. under review to use across school (Sept 2015-July 2016) Example for Year 1.
  20. 20. T Minus(workingbelowstatedlessonobjective)I canfullytake part in alllessonssafely. I canwork with a partner.I enjoyto takepart in P.E.. I safe to joininP.E. I am ableto watchother andtry newskills inP.E. sometimestheyare not successful. T (Workingat expectedlevel)I cancopy,repeat andexploresimpleskillsandactionswithbasic controlandcoordination.I candescribeandcommentonmyownand others’ actions.I canlinktheseskills andactionsinways that suit the activities. I cantalk about howto exercise safelyand howmy bodyfeelsduringan activity. T+(Workingabove expectedlevel) I canexploresimpleskills. I cancopy, remember,repeatandexploresimpleactionswithcontrolandcoordination.I canvary skills, actions andideas andlinkthese in ways that suit the activities. I cantalk aboutdifferencesbetweenmyown andothers’ performancesandsuggestimprovements. I canunderstand howto exercisesafelyanddescribehowmybodyfeels duringdifferent activities. Thisis a genericexampleofa new level descriptorforP.E.this wasused forGym,Danceand CoreSkills.Thisallowed teachersto makelesson on lessonmarks forall pupilsworkingabovebelow orto expected.Theyalso used theolderleveldescriptorsto gain better understandingforeach activity.Staff wereactivelytold to letpupilsknow howto reach theT+ level butnotalertpupilsto T-.Pupilsworkingbelow T-weregivingsmallertargetswhich arerecorded bystaff,such as‘I can sit still’. A5B- EXAMPLE OF NEW CURRICULUM YEAR: 1/2 UNIT:Athletics LENGTHOF SCHEME:9x 1 hour LEARNING OUTCOMES:  Students willperform a 40meter shuttlesprint usingcorrecttechnique  Students will perform a longerdistancerun  Students willperform runningat speedwhilejumpinghurdles  Students willbe ableto throw a tennisballfor distance  Students willbe ableto throw a javelinfor distance  Students willbe ableto perform the standinglongjump  Students willbe ableto perform the longjumpwitha run up  Students willbe ableto verticallyjumpover a rope ASSESSMENT DETAILS:  Students willorallybe assessedthroughthe schemetotest learning.  Teacherwillusespecific drillsandtasks to assess knowledgeandunderstandin  Students willbe awareof the assessmentlevel that eachyear group shouldbea to achieve  Students willbe awareof the distancesandtimesneededto achievetop scores  Students willbe awareof their currentscoreandwhat they stillneed for their en total to achieveBronze, Silver or Gold LEARNING ACTIVITIES:  Learnthe correcttechniqueforsprinting  Understandingthedifferencebetweenasprint anda longerdistancerun  Learnthe correcttechniqueforgoingover hurdles  Learnthe correctthrowingtechniquesfordistancewitha tennisball  Learnthe correcttechniqueforthrowingthejavelin  Learnthe correcttechniqueforstandinglongjump  Learnthe correcttechniqueforlongjump  Learnthe correcttechniqueofavertical jump  Perform the different skillsas part of a team RESOURCES:  Conesof differentvariety  Different types of ball  IndoorJavelins  Meterruler (chalk)  TapeMeasure  Hurdles  HighJumpequipment DIFFERENTIATION: Support: Thelessablepupilswillbeencouragedtotry as hardas they cani events as they willalways gainpoints for every event whichwillco towardstheir final score. Extension: Moreablepupilswillbeable to perform the tasks to a higherlevel a have a better knowledgeandunderstanding.Moreablepupilswill askedto pushthemselvesto scoreas highpointsas possible
  21. 21. Thisis an extractfrom afrontsheetofoneschemeofwork.Therearespecificlesson ideasprovided to givingstaff exactactivity ideasbutallowingforteacher stylevariation. A6- Junior PE meeting minutes – All meeting recorded on school system and fed to S.L.T. Junior PE coordinator meeting minutes 24/11/2014 PE/Games doing well?  Games sessions going very well with year 1 and 2, The boys have really gelled with Graham Malcolm (Grazy) and the Headmaster, with the boys talking around school and in the playground aboutthe Headmaster. This has been a very worthwhile move, with good PR for the boys moving into year 3.  Possibly looking into GM doing extra sessions with the reception classes? SD and HM to talk about this.  LC would like to go on some PE related courses for early years. ND and PB to help investigate. SOW  Schemes ofwork are in progress, LC has asked for them to be handed to her straight after Christmas.  Mostare done they justneed putting into the same format as the PE dept. ones.  LC asked ifthere is a SOW for the year 1 and 2 football sessions. SD to look into it.  PB and LC to look over the sow for year 2 and year 3 to make sure they link together well.  LC asked aboutwriting extra-curricular links into her sow, PB said this is a good idea. Hall  The hall is sometimes leftin a messystate; this could be due to Rugby tots leaving mess atthe weekend.  Also the storage space in pre-prep hall needs investigating, Can a shed be putoutthe back for the staging to go in when notbeing used? AOB  LC wanted to check the PE policy and the developmentplan, SD will communicate to LC about this.  Year 2 teaching PE together due to one class having their lessons moved because ofdrama, PB suggested thatboth year 2 classes is too many to be teaching at one time in a small gym, as this is not only a hazard but also limits the teaching of PE. Year 2 PE lessons should be taught in their allotted times. A7 CONVERSATIONBETWEENLISA AND I MONITORBEHAVIOUR-Involved S.L.T.and recordedonschoolsystem From:LisaCauser Sent: 06 January201516:39 ‘Justto say mygroup hasfinished theirschemesofwork fornew term.Therewassomemoaningregardingthisasfelttheystill prefertheold in plannerformat. Also thehall isstill an issueregardingperiod 4Mondays.’ From:SeanDay Sent: 06 January201517:17
  22. 22. To:LisaCauser ‘Regardingthe hall issue,I havealreadychanged thiswith MrWalker theDeputyHead.Theroom willnow befreeforYear1. On theplanning,I happyto speakanymemberofstaffon thismatter.Ournew wayshowswhatwewant,makesaccountableandismorepupil centralorientated. Mostimportantlyitcoversusforanyinspection.’ A8 DEVELOPMENT PLANYEAR 2 (SEPTEMBER2015) Target(s) Action Lead Person Resources/ Costs SuccessCriteria Monitoring Evaluation(Impact) Continuework at Pre Prep with PE. Targetnewqualified staff memberrather coach. DOS/ HOJ Review of needsand speakwith Headof Pre- Prep PE All lessonsto be taught to similarstructure. NewSOW written. Newequipment. Termlyandyearly review meetingwithstaff. June2016 A9 SCHOOLFEEDBACK TO GOVENORS Tableshowsthefeedbackthat wasgiven to mySLT team via a meetinginJune 2015.Thiswasgiven as a presentationandthe tablewas a handoutto attendees. The Headmasterthenfed this backto Governors. Targetfrom 2015:To coordinateE.Y.F.S.and Key Stage1 P.E. to followin line with Years 3-11. How was it monitored? When was monitored? Results Futuretargets Neededto achieveFuture concerns Review of curriculum - Staff meetings -Parentpupil questionnaires InitialJune 14. After this half termly meetings,to Brandnew curriculum whichis similarandallowsfor continuityinto Year 3 andbeyond. Review assessment systems used around the newNational Theformatof the timetable courseslots of clashessosome activitiescannotbe performed
  23. 23. -INSET to discuss -Rewriteof complete curriculum -comparevsother schoolsin local area feedbackto Headof JuniorPE and JuniorPE coordinator. All staff nowuse skilllist to make assessmentof pupilmore continuity. Curriculum toallow pupilinto GCSEin later years. Set Skills lists allyear groups. properlyon inpoor weather. Review of teaching -Lesson obs. -feedbacksessions -teambuilding sessions -informal lessonwalks June14, Sept 14 Dec 14, March14, June15. Informal sessionsthroughout Pleasesee table(Appendix 2) level of teachingisnow moreconsistently in the goodto outstandingsections. Lessonsare consistentacrossyear groups,allowingfor greaterlearning opportunities.(Seelevel table, physicalimprovementandpupil enjoyment)Appendix6,6B, 6C -Lookat the focusof support staff these wereseen as poorstill in lessonsas I focussedmy observation onleadteacher. Tosecurea4th P.E. Teacher. Teachersaskedtogo on CPDfor PE teachingaspart of appraisalsystem. -Identify staff, CPD courses,INSETSand separatelesson observations. Cost. Removalof longserving coachingstaff whohave served the schoolwell. CPD Review of staffing -SLT feedback -timetableanalysis -financial analysis with Headmaster July 2014, throughoutyear. Staffing weakest area.Pupil exposureto qualifiedmemberof staff was limited. GM taught the pupilsto a goodlevel consistentlythough. Tosecurea4th P.E. Teacher. Non-qualifiedstaff given more responsibilitywith teachingandfixtures. Cost. Wouldneed sometrainingor specialism inJuniorP.E. Review of equipment Buynew equipmentin all curriculumareas. - Storeso equipmentcan beused byall years groupseasily Continuous feedbackfrom staff Newequipmentinallteachingarea activities. Storageis stillan issue. Makingsurestaff lookafter equipmentalsocausesandissue. Ongoingreviewof equipment. Relianton staff feedbackand lookingafter equipment. Review of facilities - Createopportunities pupilsto useall facilities to increaselearning opportunities. Continuous feedbackfrom staff FieldisadequateandSports Day use of the offside fieldwas successful. Indoorspaceandissue. Securea newindoor facilitywhichcanhold morepupils. Cost. Land.
  24. 24. FUTURE TARGETS FOR SEPT 2015 ONWARDS 1) Secure a 4th Full time P.E. teacher to allow for specialist teaching to be had by Years E.Y.F.S. to 11. 2) Continually track pupils, teaching and review curriculum to push for educational excellence. 3) Look to have a P.E. only indoor space to provide increased learning opportunities and activities.