The Assessment Commission report (Sep 2015) confirmed what many in the profession already know – that there are still senior leaders who are continuing to blindly use levels. It is akin to attempting to plug an old analogue TV into a digital one and expecting it to work. The system has been transformed and is not based on levels of progress anymore, nor should the approach to leveling be recreated. In fact for Physical Education this measure was never ‘fit for purpose’…
“We have been concerned by evidence that some schools are trying to recreate levels based on the new national curriculum. Unless this is addressed, we run the risk of failing to put in place the conditions for a higher-attaining, higher-equity system.” (The Assessment Commission report (Sep 2015).
Andrew Frapwell is keen to support physical education specialists in developing assessment that is fit for purpose in PE and wishes to use his national and international experience developing curriculum and assessment practices.
What is this course about?
The course was developed in response to government legislation in the form of statutory instrument 2232 which removed level descriptors from the education system. This was laid before parliament on 5th September 2013 and was made law on 11th September 2013 with effect from 1st September 2014. In particular a rationale for change as part of a system-wide transformational shift is explained that will lead to greater inclusive practice, more progress, higher standards and less of an administrative burden for teachers.
What does this course cover?
The course will facilitate your exploration of the new NC 2014 PE programme of study aims, the standards expected at the end of each key stage and ideas for practice. Ideas for assessment information that is fit for purpose will be developed, focusing on a day to day, medium and long-term basis in order to deepen learning. This will lead to answers about how we demonstrate progress, the evidence we might use, information we might use internally and information we might use to recognise achievement and report progress. Myths surrounding the continued use of descriptive data linked to meaningless levelling practice will be busted.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for any physical education teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working with primary or secondary schools to raise the standard of physical education and school sport for children and young people.
What is the duration of the course?
The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm. Further course dates:
Friday 8th December 2017 – Wychbold, Worcestershire
How is it assessed?
Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading.
How can I be confident of quality?
Andrew Frapwell has been involved in developing assessment practices nationally and internationally – most recently in Kosovo and England. He is the author of “Assessing without Levels” (Coachwise 2015). You will engage in interactive activities to encourage deep learning.
How much will this cost?
It will cost you £190+vat. This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.
Where will this course take place?
The course will take place at The Stables Business Centre, Walnut Tree House, Astwood Lane, Wychbold, Worcestershire, WR9 0BU – View Map