Let’s be honest one of the main questions School leaders and middle leaders are asked at the minute is how do you know that your curriculum is progressive????
It is a hard question to answer and more importantly it is an essential question to mull over for the benefit of your pupils. After many hours of consideration and work I landed on the following system.
I created a progression pathway that pays attention to the National curriculum and also stretches beyond it. I broke down the knowledge and skills I’d like the children to acquire by the end of each academic year, text in green refers to meeting the National Curriculum (which I feel is a little unambitious) and text in blue refers to the pitch that our Scheme sets. An example is below:
This helps my class teachers to see where we’re aiming to arrive and when. Let’s be honest it is also a really useful document to have when scrutiny arrives (in the form of a deep dive, mock or genuine). Because it allows me to literally show the progression pathway for each area of the curriculum – all of the lesson plans match the progression pathway too..
To help our curriculum to work like a well oiled machine we also use our Curriculum Progression models and assessment system – which help our children to see the next steps to help them to improve and allow our Staff to document where progression has been made and where.
I thought I’d share this in the hope that it might inspire you to create something similar for your own School – alternatively you could purchase a package that has done it all for you and will empower your Staff to maximise the potential of Physical Education in your School!
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