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KS3/4 PE - Motivating Girls 2



Priesthorpe is a specialist sports college in Leeds. This programme looks at the teaching and learning strategies used in their PE lessons to successfully engage girls and motivate them to learn.

PE teachers Jo Graham and Pam Nicholas are working together to teach their lessons. Focusing on a Year 9 rhythmic gymnastics lesson, we explore the techniques they use to differentiate and provide feedback to pupils, and to one another.

In 2004, GCSE dance was introduced to the curriculum. PE teacher Jo Graham talks us through both the theory and practice of a GCSE dance lesson and we see how video playback is used to encourage girls to comment on their own and others' performances.

Key to Priesthorpe's success in getting girls to take part are:

  • Assessment for learning
  • Team teaching
  • Good use of ICT

Published : May 2005

15 mins


Secondary Teacher


Secondary Physical Education

Dance and gymnastics


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