University of Edinburgh

Physical Education & Sports for Children & Young People with Visual Impairment or Deafblindness: Tuesday, 15th March 2016 - Day 2

Presented on Tuesday, 15th March 2016

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 24
Number of Respondents: 21

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

I will use all the practical and theoretical knowledge gained today in my everyday practice. Excellent functional examples and info.
In my everyday teaching.
Will share through CPD to PE staff and class teachers. Work with specific teachers and children with complex needs. Endeavour to work closely with VI specialists, ASN teachers, physios.
Using assessments to evaluate pupils I am working with. Liked the 3Ps, again will use this in lessons.
Good ideas that I can take forward into the class.
As well as content, will have greater consultation with teachers and parents on my return to school.
In PE classes when on placement. To support peers on the MA PE course.
In my own delivery. I have learned new ideas, techniques to ensure effective inclusion.
I will use this a lot especially the information regarding assessment. I need to do this a lot more.
I found the assessment section in the morning most fruitful, particularly the triple P system of reporting and recording progress. I will use this.
Will return to work and pass on all information to colleagues and do a lot of self-study from reference material.
Within my physical education classes to try and include all pupils. Making sure they all gain success during my lesson.
It will help with working with pupils in schools who are visually impaired or who have other physical disabilities.
To help to deliver workshops for PE teachers and support staff. To help us to work more closely together with special schools, as well as mainstream. Will be really useful when talking with parents, too.
Different ideas, assessment materials and teaching ideas. Enthusiasm - begin a lunchtime club.
Have got a few chair users in school and will now incorporate some of the ideas into my lessons. Try to encourage more peer tutoring - great idea!
Share the learning with authority PE lead. Share with staff in special schools.
I will share information and supplementary info with colleagues and parents in my authority.
I will share what I have learned with my MDT and other colleagues. Looking forward to trying out what I have learned with the pupils I teach. Thank you.
Enhanced assessment. Diverse opportunities for MDVI children.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

How much I can take away and directly use to improve my practice and, in turn, my pupils' achievement.
Sharing of experience and ideas. Wealth of knowledge.
Ideas - how to assess - 3Ps. Opportunities to network.
Reinforcing the need to raise awareness of complex needs in PE and to upskill practitioners working with these children in PE. Awareness of need to work more closely with other disciplines (PE, CT, OT, physio, PSA) - need to communicate/collaborate.
The knowledge I have gained from the two days. It has made me more confident in working with pupils.
Tapping into information from someone who has an expertise.
Personalisation - good combination of listening, being given opportunities for questions, group talk, etc.
Loads of useful resources. Hearing from the presenter, who is an expert in this field.
The knowledge and expertise that the presenter provided. Her anecdotes and examples are invaluable. The opportunity to network and meet and learn from other industry professionals.
Making me realise that PE, high quality PE, should be delivered and assessed to all children. Stop 'dumbing down' my expectations. Venue was excellent - great food!
When the session opened up to group discussion and people were offering practical examples, which aligned with the theory.
Speaker included everyone getting information on personal experiences.
Presenter was wonderful. The extent of knowledge that she passed over was fabulous. Really helped clarify and answer my questions. The material.
The presenter had a lot of knowledge and was easy to understand and engage with. Knowledge from teaching VI kids and different experiences were good to hear.
Excellent delivery, good pace. Liked presenter's tone. Also, she has so much experience and wisdom to share. Many things really jumped out at me.
The enthusiasm of the speaker, she was great. Her enthusiasm has rubbed off and changes will be made in my school as of tomorrow. Lunch was lovely!!!
Getting all the ideas and modifications for wheelchair users in PE. The whole course was very informative and many useful ideas!
Phenomenal amount of expertise and information shared.
Learning additional activities to use with pupils that I would not have considered before.
The presenter is inspirational and her passion is infectious. I feel honoured to have been on this course.
Enhanced assessment tools. Clear, practical suggestions. Wealth of experiences and insights to a range of children.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

Maybe some practical. Looking at equipment and taking round things. Trying out activities and tasks yourself.
More practical ideas how to include children with complex needs in mainstream education. Opportunity to share rich experiences from within the group - lots of expertise in group.
Again maybe some practical work.
Another day!!
A practical opportunity if possible, e.g. I've done a disability football course where glasses simulated the blind sensation. Gives an appreciation of how VI children feel.
Some additional examples of including children in mainstream environments.
Maybe more practical - in schools with pupils?
More information about course content prior to it, as I would have come in both days. Headteacher only said day 2 was relevant. Sound like both days equally relevant.
Practical day to work on the adaptations to sports activities.
Practical demonstrations on how to teach a child with a disability/impairment.
Seats/tables for lunch.
Nothing. Excellent course, thanks!
Nothing! (ICT could have been better.)

How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure:
Course Info Email from SSC: 5
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 7
SSC eBulletin: 1
Colleague: 3
SSC Website: 1
Other (please state): 1 (VI education forum), 1 (University lecturer)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

More of exactly this!
Practical sessions available for class teachers and physical education teachers to raise awareness of need to address quality experiences for children with complex needs.
Different disabilities found in PE.
Could SSC/Scottish Disability Sport provide a VI Awareness Course using the knowledge and learning from this presenter to help sport coaches/NGBs become VI aware? This is something British Blind Sport could fully support and is starting to work on in England.
Different disability with PE type courses. Sport courses.
Practical courses for PE and physio/hydro therapy.
Access technology.