This new course is designed for all teachers of PE to reinvigorate their teaching of KS3 PE. The course will focus on exploring the unique challenges and characteristics of a vibrant curriculum
that fosters a passion for PE among all students in their early secondary years. The course also will provide a range of teaching ideas, methods and approaches for KS3 PE which are designed
to secure the best possible outcomes in KS3 to prepare pupils to flourish and excel at GCSE and beyond.
With the recent increased focus on quality of teaching, learning and achievement at KS3, this course will also help PE departments to look closely at their curriculum, reshaping, re-evaluating and rejuvenating to ensure a strong KS3 programme which effectively develops learners and builds knowledge and skills.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Identify the main areas where students lose marks when answering exam questions
Identify the range of question types
Focus on how to extract information from a question to allow access to all the marks available
Analysing how; a lack of sporting examples, repetition of AO1 information, failure to focus on key terms, insufficient points and vague comments can impact the final outcome
Develop strategies for student self-monitoring and evaluation of their exam technique
Develop an understanding of accurate staff and peer marking
What do we want out of KS3 PE?
10.00 – 10.50am
What constitutes a rich, engaging and stimulating KS3 PE curriculum?
Defining the range and balance of knowledge and skills needed at this level, and how this relationship underpin success at GCSE and beyond
What is the purpose (intent) of KS3 PE?
What does student progress in KS3 PE look like?
Developing a coherent approach to long term curriculum planning
10.50 – 11.10am
Effective Sequencing and Planning for Your KS3 Curriculum
11.10 – 12.00pm
Selecting the best curriculum model for KS3
Planning brilliant sequences of learning for KS3
How to successfully implement your KS3 curriculum to nurture imaginative and skilled learners ready for GCSE excellence
What to teach – Engaging your students with relevant content
Interleaving content across the years – helping students make progress in long-term knowledge and skill acquisition
Context and Challenges: Being Ambitious at KS3
12.00 – 12.45pm
How does ‘teaching to the top’ challenge and stimulate all students?
What do we need to do to ensure that all students make excellent progress?
How can we build ambitious and innovative learning into KS3 teaching?
What role do curiosity and imagination play in the implementation of deep learning?
12.45 – 1.45pm
Key Stage 3 Beyond the curriculum
1.45 – 2.35pm
Aiding progress through inclusive approaches to extra-curricular and enrichment
The best learners are independent learners – developing students’ independent learning skills
Developing cultural capital – finding opportunities to extend learning through enrichment
Making connections with other subjects – strengthening the overlaps
Getting Assessment at KS3 Right
2.45 – 3.30pm
Identifying students (thriving and struggling) who may benefit from additional support or extension
Implementing targeted interventions to address students’ personal needs
Collaborating with staff and parents to create a complete approach to intervention
Monitoring the impact of interventions and adjusting strategies as needed
Accurate Staff and Peer Marking
3.00 – 3.40pm
Different approaches to diagnostic, formative and summative assessment
Best practice methods to tracking, monitoring and measuring progress at KS3
What to do with student data – analysing results to promote progress
Effective feedback and student responses – what to say to students and how to say it
Will Swaithes is an experienced teacher, teacher educator and leader of teaching and learning. With nearly 20 years’ experience in education, Will became an Advanced Skills Teacher in
2006 and has been innovating curriculum design ever since. Following 4 successful years as Head of Physical Education and Achievement for Youth Sport Trust, Will now provides
mentoring support for the leadership of PE in 22 schools across Nottinghamshire and operates as a consultant for Sport England to advise 10 Teaching School Alliances nationally to
transform their offer.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Heads of PE
KS3 PE leads
Teachers involved in developing the PE curriculum l ECT and experienced PE teachers looking to get the most out of KS3
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course