A recent survey of partner Primary Schools confirmed the significant difference that North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership is making to the lives of local children. The survey focused on the impact of our Primary PE Mentors and specialist Sports Coaches who work alongside primary teachers on a weekly basis.
100% of Headteachers and PE subject leaders who responded reported that Mentors had improved the knowledge, skills, confidence and competence of their teachers, enabling them to regularly plan and deliver well-structured and effective lessons, that achieved good to outstanding learning and progress in PE. A similar number said that their PE curriculums and approaches to teaching and learning were now more inclusive as a consequence of the support.
Schools receiving support from our specialist Coaches said that they had regularly demonstrated and modelled well-structured and age appropriate sessions showing good skill progression. As a result teachers are now more able to adopt a physical literacy approach to their teaching, achieving high quality outcomes for their children.
To read a full survey summary please click here.
A sample of comments received:
‘Teachers who used to hate P.E now love it thanks to our mentor. Consequently more P.E is taking place across the school.’
‘Lesson planning is more comprehensive and appropriate.’
‘The mentor has supported our new PE subject leader to make an excellent start in her role.’
‘Mentor support has helped to upskill our staff and ultimately helped to make PE teaching and learning at our school reach higher standards.’
‘ALL our teachers have learnt so much in a short space of time and gained great confidence.’
‘The mentoring programme has not only supported staff in the planning and delivery of PE, but increased teachers’ confidence and enjoyment of the subject.’
‘With support from our mentor, the PE coordinator has been able to develop and monitor high quality PE in the school, provide assistance and resources for staff and make others aware of the cross curricular benefits of PE.’
‘Our PE lessons are so much better than they were because of this programme.’
‘They have given staff the confidence to have a go and develop good quality lessons.’
‘Team-teaching, modelling and planning with our mentor has ‘upskilled’ teachers and has benefitted the children hugely.’