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FA Tesco Skills in Schools
"Teachers make great youth football coaches because they understand how children learn." (Les Howie, FA Head of Grassroots Coaching)
Children may know a lot about football, such as the weekend scores and their favourite football players, but whether you follow football or not, it is the teachers who know how to help young people learn.
We aim to provide support for all the primary school teachers who take part in The FA Tesco Skills programme, working with our Skills coaches to teach their primary pupils skills, teamwork and confidence which transfer across all activities in the National Curriculum for Physical Education.
We believe our coaches and the resources and videos on this website will provide you with the inspiration and tools you need to develop your lesson plans. The best thing you can do now is engage with The FA Tesco Skills programme and to see the impact for yourself.
Medium Term Plan
Use the medium term plan to forecast what you would like to cover with your learners over the medium term. We suggest the medium term be considered as anywhere from a 6-week half term to a 12-week term. Draft what activities you will devise and what learning points you will cover during this period to achieve your learning objectives. Pupil assessment criteria can be taken directly from the assessment matrix available on this website. Use the medium term plan below as a working document. Do not be afraid to make changes and annotations over the course of the medium term period. Learning will be unpredictable, so ensure your medium term plan is flexible to accommodate the different rates of learning of your pupils.
Medium Term Plan (example)
Medium Term Plan (blank)
Short Term Plan
Use the short term plan documents to plan each individual session, completing the key areas of intended learning outcome, learning activities, learning points and attainment levels. Check the activities you choose to enable to pupils to achieve intended learning outcomes and allow the learners to achieve the attainment levels you set.
Short Term Plan (example)
Short Term Plan (blank)
A football specific assessment matrix exists for each of the four strands of the National Curriculum Physical Education; Acquiring and Developing, Selecting and Applying, Evaluating and Improving and Knowledge and Understanding of Fitness and Health. Within Acquiring and Developing and Selecting and Applying, attainment levels are split into football specific activities to provide you with bespoke assessment criteria for a specific area of the game.
Although we recognise that attainment levels are no longer going to be included within the new National Curriculum from September 2014, we have included them here while teachers make the transition to deliver the new National Curriculum. Amendments and guidance will be available here shortly to support teachers within their planning.
Assessment Matrix - Acquiring and Developing
Assessment Matrix - Selecting and Applying
Assessment Matrix - Evaluating and Improving
Assessment Matrix - Knowledge and Understanding of Fitness and Health
Over the medium term, try to focus on just one football specific area of the game so you can focus the pupils learning and your own planning. The assessment levels are a guide. Be flexible as there will always be pupils who fall outside the expected range of attainment. Within each learning activity of the short term plan, try not to assess over more than two National Curriculum strands to focus your observations. Use the matrix as an 'assessment for learning' tool. Use the information you obtain each week to inform your planning and expectations for the following lesson.
Teacher Game Cards
Download our AfPE endorsed Teacher Game Cards to help you deliver effective P.E. lessons suitable for your learning outcomes. Choose from a range of activities suitable to your specific Key Stage and follow the clear guidance on how to set up your game, set challenges for players of all abilities and reflect on the delivery of a session. The "Guide to using the Game Cards" outlines how the cards are designed and gives step-by-step instructions on how to use them.
These are intended to act as starting points for planning. There are 6 different games each with 3 different starting points dependent upon the ability of your pupils. Also included on the cards are suggestions on how you may differentiate to meet the needs of individual learners within your lesson.
Guide to using the Game Cards
Movement and Support
Movement and Support KS1
Movement and Support KS2a
Movement and Support KS2b
Individual Posession KS1
Individual Possession KS2a
Individual Possession KS2b