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D. McLoughlin – Trainee teacher of PE

I had a PE lesson with a Y8 class who were quite low ability with a number of students with additional needs.  Before this lesson, I had incorporated this into my planning, for example there is a student with cerebral palsy who had prior difficulties accessing the curriculum.  Consequently, I used the STEP principle within my lesson and paired the student with two others rather than one like the rest of the class.  This allowed the student to throw the ball up for her to execute the serve.  After the lesson, the student came up to me and said ‘I actually could do that and I couldn’t in Year 7’.  This was very nice feedback and I was pleased that I had allowed her to access the lesson.