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Physical Education


Tom Hardie has 37 years experience in Physical Education. He has been extensively involved in National Qualification Curriculum design, National Assessment Quality Assurance and in National Staff Development.
He has a great deal of experience in co-ordinating and delivering National Conferences and Seminars as well as producing a wide range of support materials for both sta and pupils.

Tom has a huge experience in working in many roles with the SQA. He is currently Principal Assessor for both Higher and Advanced Higher Physical Education as well as being Senior verifier. In his role he has been responsible for the management of these National Courses in terms of setting National Exams as well as ensuring quality assurance. He was a co- author for Leckie and Leckie and wrote books on a Success Guide for the current Higher, examplar questions and answers for sta and candidates as well as a Support Book for S1-S3 Curriculum for Excellence.

Most recently he has been involved in developing the new Higher and Advanced Higher for Physical Education



Higher Physical Education
Thursday 21st June 2018 - limited availability
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

A detailed look at the Physical Education Higher for teachers who are teaching the course for the first time or who are new to it.

This course will cover:

• changes due in session 18/19
• raise awareness on current issues
• planning implications
• course assessment for performance
• external course assessment
• consider methods for gathering evidence for candidate performance
• raise awareness of National Assessment support materials

Preparing Candidates for National 5
Friday 22nd June 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is aimed at current and future teachers of National 5 Physical Education. The course will examine all the components of the National 5 Physical Education course, including performance and the portfolio. The course will focus on the standards expected by the SQA, to ensure learners successfully achieve their National 5 Physical Education qualification. The course will provide an opportunity for teachers to increase their confidence, by providing them with a clear understanding of the requirements of the course and the opportunity to share best practice. The course will also
look at the management of the portfolio and the performance components.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE: Sample Answers for Higher Physical Education

Courses available to all teachers:

Introduction to Pastoral Care/ Guidance/ Pupil Support - 18th May 2018

Preparing for Senior Managment - 22nd May 2018

Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your department/faculty - 23rd May 2018

Mindfulness for Students - 4th June 2018

Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health AND Understanding and responding to self-harm - Friday 15th June 2018

Mental Health First Aid - 26th October and 2nd November 2018

Supporting young people with ASD and ADHD in the classroom - 14th November 2018