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Reviews ...

Some of the Schemes have been independently reviewed, and the comments are available to read on the TES Reviewbank site.

Read about how good the resources are and how they could help your school, with the links below:

KS1 Gymnastics, TES Reviewbank entry, click here

KS2 Dance, TES Reviewbank entry, click here

Assessment, Recording & Reporting, TES Reviewbank entry, click here

Please feel free to leave your own posts and comments on the TES Reviewbank site if you have used the resources in your school.


Case Studies ...

The Schemes of Work have been used all over the country, with many Partnerships ordering them for all their schools, and other individual schools purchasing them for their own use - many on recommendation from colleagues in other schools.

We've included case studies to show you both how easy the Schemes are to use, and what they can add to the quality of delivery in your school.

We would really like to feature more schools, LEAs, or SSPs in this section, so if you would like to contribute please contact us and we'd be delighted to include your stories about your training, how you've used the schemes, what results you have seen. The resources are used by schools all over the UK, and the website is busy, so it would be a good source of free publicity for your organisation, and a showcase for your good practice. A photo or two and a paragraph of text is all you need to send - we'll do the rest!

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Vincent Brittain
PDM, South West Lincolnshire School Sports Partnership

After researching many Schemes of Work available for Primary schools, which involved consulting with PLT's, our Partnership decided to adopt Rawmarsh for both Gymnastics and Dance.

The schemes of work have had tremendous impact to increasing high quality teaching within the curriculum. The majority of our primary schools have received training and are now using the Rawmarsh Schemes of Work.

Partnership evaluation has shown that all schools have reported that the schemes of work have had a positive impact to both their development and knowledge and on their delivery to pupils learning.

Rolling out training to schools has been crucial to the success and we have been very fortunate that Sharon Robinson has tutored the courses for our teachers. Sharon is very experienced, and highly regarded within the PE profession and has been involved in the creation & development of the Rawmarsh Scheme of Works. 100% of course evaluation from teachers on the training rated the courses as excellent.



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Martin Smith
Outdoor and Environmental Education Development Manager Nottingham City Council.

In relation to recent developments in Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) and Learning Outside the Classroom the production of this document is extremely timely.

The launch of the DCSF Outdoor Learning Manifesto in 2006 and the subsequent Ofsted report into Learning Outside the Classroom in 2008 have placed outdoor learning high on the educational agenda. Outdoor and Adventurous Activities play an important role within Learning Outside the Classroom and when planned and implemented well, contribute ‘significantly to raising standards and improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development’ (Learning Outside the Classroom: How far should you go? Ofsted, October 2008). This latest document, from RCS, certainly supports teaching staff in the development of well-planned OAA and goes a step further by making cross-curricular links to literacy, numeracy and other areas of learning. The three units of work described in the document provide a clear framework for developing a progressive OAA curriculum, in both the medium and longer term. The learning objectives in each unit enable both teachers and pupils to realise clear outcomes from each lesson and the links made to the QCA ‘A scheme of work for key stages1 and 2’ will reassure teachers of the approach taken.

The well planned and challenging activities incorporated within many of the lessons will engage a broad spectrum of children and meet many of the outcomes of High Quality Outdoor Education, outlined in the English Outdoor Council document of that name, published in 2005. The activities will also compliment the new Outdoor Learning Cards, produced by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel, indeed, the OAA scheme as a whole will provide a useful framework to deliver many of the Outdoor Learning Cards, which are also referenced in the Lesson Plans.

In producing this complete scheme for OAA Sharon Robinson has brought her wealth of practical experience and knowledge to bring to life OAA in the school setting for pupils at both Key stage 1 and 2. This document will provide valuable support for teachers who are uncertain as to how to deliver OAA in the school setting, or who may feel intimidated about even delivering OAA. I can only highly recommend this resource and suggest that by implementing the scheme it will contribute to the delivery of high quality physical education.




Thought from the Publisher ...

Jane"I'm Jane, from Rabbit Design, and we produce all the designs and artwork for the books.

We are a graphic design company and although most of our clients are from education, we don't have any teaching experience at all.

When we were approached by Rawmarsh School I must admit I was quite baffled by the Schemes and it took me a while to get my head round the whole thing - bearing in mind it's nearly 30 years since I went through Primary education and it's all changed a lot since then!

My business partner creates all the page layouts and the designs, and then I went through all the Schemes, page by page, proof checking and making sure the layout was consistent. Gymnastics was the first Scheme that we produced and by the time I got to the end of checking it I really understood what the lesson plans were about and how they worked, and I could have quite happily gone into a classroom and delivered a lesson just with just the resource and no professional experience.

If I felt confident with the quality of the Schemes, obviously a qualified teacher who knows the National Curriculum and has professional teaching experience would be able to understand and use them easily.

We have just completed the OAA and Athletics Schemes, and once again the format is very easy to understand and follow, and even as a lay person I was day-dreaming about how I would teach the lessons and develop the content further. While laying it out and proof checking it I was sorry that I wasn't still at school and participating in such interesting lessons!"

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