Case Study – Hindlip C of E First School
“My mentor has built on my knowledge and guided me in progressing the lessons in delivery”
” The programme has been very good for my confidence & knowledge with regards to gymnastics. I am pleased with my increased knowledge & understanding of Games / activities to delivery with a positive focus, Balances and techniques to my personal body language.
Thank you for the support & encouragement” – D. Simcox
With 100% of teachers reporting an increase in confidence and competence in delivering PE, the PE Curriculum Support programme (PECS) is revealed to have a significant impact on schools who are choosing to use their Primary PE and School Sport Premium in an effective and sustainable manner.
In contrast to one-off training and ‘team teaching’ offered by sports coaching companies, the PECS programme is a bespoke 1-to-1 mentoring programme developing teachers’ delivery of primary school PE. Its user focused and flexible nature means the programme meets each member of staff at their own level of development. Holding the highly prestigious Association for Physical Education (afPE) Professional Development kite mark, the PECS programme has been recognised for the high-quality learning it provides for primary school teachers.
The Department for Education’s Guidance Document indicates that PE and Sport Premium ought to be spent to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that a school already offers.
We measured the impact the PECS programme has had on 169 primary school teachers during the 2016/17 academic year; research that revealed the significance of PECS and, when reviewing against the DfE guidance document and the key indicators of improvement, showed the programme to be a suitable means of using the premium.
Our research into the impact of PECS involved teachers rating themselves on a ten-point scale on the following aspects pre and post-programme:
- Tracking pupil progress
- Report writing
- Confidence in PE
- PE subject knowledge
An achievement of 3 points & over for all learners.