Assessment General Guide

  1. Assessment is carried out in 3 phases, namely EYFS, KS1 and KS2 with the focus in each phase as follows:
  2. All staff using the app should be subject to their organisation’s policy on “Acceptable use of Electronic Communications”. An example policy is available on request.
  3. At The Primary PE Passport we recommend using formative (ongoing) assessment each lesson and focussing in on the key outcomes of that session. Our advice would be not to leave assessment until the final session. The danger in that is that you see the final outcome but miss the children’s contributions to the planning, composing, refining and
    evaluating phases which are all very crucial as well as missing out on AFL opportunities to move learning on.
  4. You won’t want to carry the I Pad around all lesson so maybe carry some Post Its which you can make very brief notes on.
  5. Back in class you can use the notes page at the top of each lesson plan to record memorable achievements.
  6. Try to keep some video evidence each lesson so that you can use it to get children discussing what went well and how they can improve their work even further as they are getting changed. This is also very useful for
    moderation purposes for you when coming to an overall judgement.
  7. As soon as possible at the end of the session tag in children achieving specific outcomes.
    The assessment outcomes are all equally weighted.
  8. Best practice is assessing through each unit using the 18 outcomes under the 3 headings specific to that phase of the school.
    At a minimum ensure that you assess against a minimum of one each of the different units below so that your
    data has some reliability and reflects achievement across the subject.
  9. Use the assessment criteria at the end of each unit to help you come to a judgement for each of the three headings for
    each child (Performing, PSD and Competition).
  10. If unsure of the judgement to make you can click on any of the Outcomes and it will bring up 3 examples from different areas
    of physical activity which should assist you in making your decision as to whether the child is Beginning (Bronze), Working (Silver) or Secure (Gold)
  11. Staff judgements for each one of the themes- Performance, PSD and Competition will equate to:
    • 2. Outcomes – Bronze attainment (Beginning).
    • 3-4 Outcomes = Silver (Working)
    • 5-6 Outcomes = Gold or Secure attainment.
End of Year

Staff can use the end of year data to look at strengths and weaknesses in:

  • a. Children’s performance individually in individual areas of PE E.g. athletics, dance
  • b. Class, Year groups and key stage attainment across themes of learning in Performance, PSD and Competition.
Interpreting data

The children’s data will be analysed and will show:

  • a. A Mean score for each of Performance, PSD and Competition.
  • b. An overall mean score for PE having found the mean of the 3 scores above.
Using the data

The data can then be used:

  • a. To compare the performance of different groups e.g. disadvantaged / None disadvantaged.
  • b. To compare different classes and year groups to see whether some staff may benefit from additional support.
  • c. To assist with groupings and lesson planning to ensure there is appropriate challenge.
  • d. To identify children who are More Able and those who may require some form of intervention.


Individual reports

Schools may want to report on Performance, PSD and Competition in end of year reports or use a generic PE title- that is for individual schools to decide.