My Personal Best aims to develop life skills, leadership and employability skills in young people. This award winning support package is designed to inspire secondary PE teachers to confidently teach life skills through core curriculum PE.
Alongside resources, practitioners will be encouraged to reflect upon, challenge and refresh the practice for maximum impact on the young people. Each teacher will take an action-research style approach to reposition the purpose and relevance of PE, and share effective practice to adopting this approach with other colleagues.
With a focus on curriculum PE and its importance in developing vital character traits in young people such as empathy, teamwork, resilience and leadership, My Personal Best allows for teaching and learning, assessment and whole school priorities to be enhanced.
It is designed to increase understanding of character development and highlight the value of PE in a challenging and pressurised secondary landscape where core subjects may take priority.
What has the impact been so far?
As a result of delivering the My PB approach teachers have demonstrated a shift in practice from the start of the pilot, reflecting positively upon the desired teacher outcomes. For example 79% have greater knowledge of how to explicitly develop learners’ life skills in and through PE and 77% were more motivated to improve delivery of PE and physical activity.
Teachers identified a number of changes they have seen in their pupils as a result of taking part in My PB. These included improved skills, behaviours, more positive engagement, greater responsibility and an increase in pupils articulating life skills in their learning and other contexts beyond PE.
Over 80% of the pupils surveyed told us that their understanding of how PE can help them to develop their life skills had improved. 64% improved their confidence in leading or influencing other young people and 63% improved their ability to appreciate how other people are feeling.
For further information, please contact:
My Personal Best Team