Assessment

We feel that it's important to be open and share with pupils/parents the holistic approach we have to assessment in PE & Games. 

Assessment in PE & Games 

Purpose: To enable pupils to progress and reach their optimum level of achievement. 

Vision: By using assessment in sport, pupils will be motivated by performance and celebrate success at all levels. A holistic approach will encourage pupils to look beyond the isolated sport, at their physical and mental development. 

Usage: To monitor pupils progress between Years 1 – 6, evaluate success and objectives set for each age group.  

How we will assess: 

  1. At the beginning of the academic year, Years 1, 3, 5 will undertake simple physical literacy challenges. These will be recorded and monitored using a tracking system. 
  2. This will enable us to check for progress, assign ability groups, and help those who are identified as requiring further assistance through the ‘IGNITE’ & ‘Let’s do this’ programmes. 
  3. Teachers for each unit of work, for example rugby, gymnastics will award pupils, a grade using the criteria below.  

Putting the pupils at the heart of assessment: 

  1. The physical literacy challenges are for teacher observations, and allow us to make observations on pupils, informing groupings and 1-1 interactions across all sports. We will use the results for Intra competitions and build an exciting challenge to the events. 
  2. They also allow pupils to track their progress along the junior school pathway and can identify certain key skills to improve and develop. 
  3. Pupils will also be notified of their grade and marked in homework planners. They will be encouraged to view our criteria, discuss with parents and if uncertain approach the PE department for more clarity and feedback. 

What are we looking for in a holistic approach to PE & Games: 

  1. Strength 
  2. Speed 
  3. Balance 
  4. Coordination 
  5. Competence 
  6. Confidence 

The criteria for assessing at the end of each sport/activity, follows the junior school guidelines: 

Attainment  

(pupils’ academic ability and performance) 

The majority of pupils will receive a 3 as this indicates the pupil is working at the expected level of attainment at LGJS. Pupils at this level are performing above the nationally expected standard, and are producing work of a very pleasing standard. 

Attainment graded explanation 

Grade 

Descriptor 

Detail 

1 

Well above national and LGJS expectations 

Pupils goes above and beyond in their year group. Demonstrates outstanding knowledge of sport and develops leadership skills. 

2 

Above expected level for LGJS, well above nationally expected level 

Pupil is a dedicated member of PE, punctual and consistently shows excellent levels of understanding. 

3 

Expected level for LGJS, above nationally expected level 

Pupil is at the required level for their age group. Is punctual, well organised and engages fully in lesson. 

4 

Nationally expected level, below expected at LGJS 

Pupil is working below the expected level for their age group. Works to a minimal effort during lesson and requires re-focusing.  

5 

Below national and LGJS expectations 

Pupil has consistently been below expected level for understanding and engagement in lesson. Teacher must discuss with pupil before awarding this grade 

 

Effort 

Effort is assessed with reference to participation in lessons, levels of concentration and presentation of work. It should be remembered that standards at LGJS are high in general and a grade of 3 represents a level that would be considered very good in many schools. 

Effort graded explanation 

 

Grade 

Descriptor 

Detail 

1 

Outstanding 

Pupils goes above and beyond in their year group. Maintains high levels of organisation and commitment to the subject. 

2 

Excellent 

Pupil is a dedicated member of PE, punctual and consistently shows excellent levels of effort 

3 

Expected level 

Pupil is at the required level for their age group. Is punctual, well organised and engages fully in lesson. 

4 

Below expected level 

Pupil is working below the expected level for their age group. Works to a minimal effort during lesson and requires re-focusing.  

5 

Poor 

Pupil has consistently been below expected level for effort in lesson. Pupil is not punctual to lessons and doesn’t fully engage. Teacher must discuss with pupil before awarding this grade