The Power of P.E Complete Package: How does it work?

We’re very happy with our Complete Package – it has stood the tests of multiple deep dives, excelling in each one. It will help your Staff teach engaging, high quality P.E lessons & broaden their subject knowledge. It will explain to your pupils how to get better and offer them the learning experiences to do so.

And if you are reading this as the P.E lead for your School it will be your best friend – read on to find out more.

So let’s start at the start..

Lesson Plans

Within the package you will receive 130 Schemes of Work ranging from EYFS up to Year 6. The list of activities featured in the package is below…

In EYFS all lesson plans follow a narrative to match their classroom topics as they concentrate on the FUNdamentals of movement at that age. It lets the children develop essential movement skills whilst supporting topics within the classroom. An example of an EYFS is below..

As the children progress through the Key Stages the range of activities available to teach broadens, although we wouldn’t advise attempting to teach all of them. In my ‘day job’ 7-9 activities per year allow our pupils to get the benefit of a P.E curriculum that is both broad and deep. One thing is for certain when you sit down to create your long term plan you can do so from a strong position if you have a bank of engaging, progressive lesson plans to help you. An example of a KS2 plan is below..

All of the lesson plans in each Scheme of Work work alongside the Power of P.E assessment system, so we explain that next…

Assessment system

Each year group works towards the development of key areas, these key areas are found in the supplied ‘P.E Statements’.

Throughout the academic year the activities delivered should be designed to allow children to develop their performance in all of the relevant P.E Outcomes.
For example – A class that is only taught Gymnastics for an academic year would only develop Outcomes 2, 3, 4 & 5.
On every lesson plan included in your package you will find a suggestion of what P.E Outcomes to focus on, helping you to design a broad and balanced P.E curriculum.

The Assessment Tracker allows you document and monitor your pupils’ progress against the P.E Outcomes.

Each pupil has four cells per Statement. By filling these cells you will be able to create an accurate indication of progress on one Tracker, for the whole academic year.

One cell completed indicates that the child is working at a level that is below the national curriculum expected target – if you need guidance with that refer to the Power of P.E Progression Pathway and look at the text in Green. Most if not all children should meet that level. So it will be rare that children will have only one cell completed – often children who don’t get beyond that level have additional needs or on an EHCP. Again most/all children should get to two cells completed..

Indicating that this child is working at a level that meets the expectations of the National Curriculum.

However the Power of P.E Package is slightly more ambitious and aims to stretch your children a little than the National Curriculum. If a child meets the Power of P.E Age related target then complete three cells. We recommend you colour this third cell blue to highlight they’re working at a level beyond the National Curriculum. You could refer to the Progression Pathway for guidance if necessary.

To assist teachers in making these assessments we have created the Power of P.E Progression Pathway. This shows how the lesson plans alter the pitch to ensure the plans progress year on year (and helps you when you come under some sort of scrutiny. I.e – Deep Dive, Mock Deep Dive)

The Power of P.E Progression Pathway

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.

The lesson plans, assessment system and progression pathway also match our Curriculum Progression Models!

Curriculum Progression Models

Throughout all Ofsted training the phrase ‘Curriculum is the progression map’ kept cropping up – it made me consider if I could demonstrate how our curriculum considers progression in a clearer manner. Hence the Progression Pathway and then the Curriculum Progression models.

It has led to me produce these mountains below. I produced it to help articulate how children will achieve progression and as a reference point to help differentiation and planning.

I have produced one of these for every subject you will find in the Power of P.E Package, again they work alongside the Schemes of Work and assessment system. You will find ones aimed at teachers and another set that use simpler word choice so the children can be included in the process. These are also colour coded to enable Staff to indicate where children are developing substantive knowledge and where they are acquiring disciplinary knowledge – an example is below!

One of my Schools asks the children to put  marker on where they are on their class room tables after getting changed – they then repeat this after getting changed after the lesson. In a recent Ofsted inspection a little boy asked if he could ‘fetch the cork board thingy’ to show the inspector where he had made progress and how he knows – I know we never have favourites but he certainly is up there!!

It is a really simple way of the children figuring out how to make progress in each activity – be sure to celebrate progression over attainment. Don’t always reward the highest up the mountain – look for the most progression for the individual.

The Complete Package

Ultimately The Power of P.E Complete package provides your pupils with fantastic learning opportunities and it provides your School with a safety net when faced with tricky questions. A P.E curriculum, assessment system and progression pathway that works in perfect harmony and highlights where substantive and disciplinary knowledge is being acquired. We don’t ask for an annual subscription, it is a one off payment that ensures P.E thrives in your School. If you are a School leader or the P.E lead we implore to look into adopting the Power of P.E for your School, you won’t regret it.