What is the best PE scheme of Work?

Determining the absolute “best” PE scheme of work can be subjective and depends on various factors including the specific goals, needs, and resources of a particular educational institution or group of pupils. 

What PE scheme suits one school / setting might not necessarily suit another, however, an effective PE scheme of work often shares several key characteristics:

  1. Alignment with Curriculum Standards: Ensure that the scheme of work aligns with national curriculum objectives for physical education, covering essential concepts and skills appropriate for the pupils’ age and developmental level. The PE Passport has been written by teachers with years of experience and examples can be found here.
  2. Broad, balanced and progressive: a broad and balanced PE scheme will provide children with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be a well rounded individual. Opportunities to progress at any point within a unit is vital to ensure pupils stay focused and on track to meet desired outcomes.
  3. Inclusive: Incorporate inclusive practices to accommodate the diverse needs and abilities of all pupils, providing adaptations and modifications as necessary to ensure equitable participation and learning outcomes.
  4. Engaging and Varied Activities: Include a variety of activities and exercises that cater to different interests and preferences, keeping pupils motivated and engaged in physical activity while promoting skill development. Further examples of the varied activities that the PE Passport offer can be found here.
  5. Opportunities for Personalisation: Provide opportunities for teachers to modify and adapt content as they go. The PE Passport offers the facility to edit all content as well as complete customisation with further details found here.. https://pepassport.co.uk/bespoke/ 
  6. Monitoring and feedback: Shaping and developing the PE curriculum is important and the ability to track pupil’s progress, and receive feedback on their performance and wider thoughts in their physical education journey is a great tool to do this. Within the PE Passport you can do this many ways starting with our assessment system.
  7. Cross-curricular Connections: Explore opportunities to integrate PE with other subjects, facilitating interdisciplinary learning and reinforcing concepts taught in other areas of the curriculum.
  8. Continuous Improvement: Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the PE scheme of work through pupil feedback, assessment data, and teacher reflection, making adjustments and improvements as needed to enhance student learning outcomes.

    Ultimately, the “best” PE scheme of work is one that is dynamic, responsive to feedback, and reflective of current best practices in physical education pedagogy.

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