Curriculum

PE Curriculum

 

Intent

The purpose of our study is to inspire all pupils to succeed in competitive sport and physically-demanding activities. By providing opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health, fitness and learning in other subjects. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed essential values such as fairness, sportsmanship and respect.

To support the development of self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and helping pupils to cope with both success and failure in competitive and cooperative activities. To develop skills as a team player, including praise for others and motivation skills. To recognise and follow relevant rules, laws, codes, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities or events, in practice and during competition.

The Physical Education curriculum is designed to be challenging, appropriate to each pupil’s stage of development.

We engage with parents on a regular basis via phone calls home, parents evenings and through the use of In Touch.

Implementation

Through a varied programme of both physical and theory lessons with an emphasis on extended writing, as well as specific high quality coaching throughout the year. 

Individual student needs - feedback given to help students progress

Differentiated to meet pupils’ learning needs and styles ensure that subject specific terminology is used frequently and in place of ‘common names’. Opportunities for numeracy and literacy are embedded into each lesson.

Catch up

In PE, we want to do everything we can to support pupils to be physically active when returning to school. To achieve this, we will focus on GCSE specific sports such as badminton and table tennis. These were activities that pupils had already encountered during their PE lessons, so they have acquired the important building blocks of movement, and the knowledge of participation they needed to engage actively with each one.

We are providing blended learning opportunities via the use of google classroom as a forum for research, assessment and exam question practice.

Impact

Over the academic year, our lessons will provide students with a solid base of knowledge in how to develop and apply themselves in both theory and practical.

To develop the competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, to be physically active for sustained periods of time, to engage in competitive sports and activities and to lead healthy, active lives.

I want my teaching to result in leaders. The ability to give my students the confidence to challenge themselves or rise to the challenge of personal development. 

I hope to promote equality in an inclusive environment, develop character, confidence, resilience and mental health in relation to activity and theoretical knowledge.

Personal Development 

Residential and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities – we go on 3 residentials per year and an OaA trip every Friday – this is to encourage students to utilise their problem solving skills. A very useful tool for our students to act on and be taught by others – aiding them to work with others more efficiently. 

Developing Physical Literacy through the development of knowledge, physical competences and character. The “Me In P.E” model allows us to plan, assess and communicate what we see as the most vital elements of physical literacy.  

Friendly and League matches against schools in the borough and AP Federation.

Parent club - As a school we are trying to encourage healthier, sportier lifestyles as on average families spend only 34 minutes on activities together each week which can impact on the mental and physical well-being of the child and their family.

Using the fun aspects of PE, physical activity and sport we are determined to help young people and their parents become active and healthier together.

Duke of Edinburgh Award – a year long programme to encourage students to be responsible and conscientious young adults.

Volunteering – we volunteer at many sporting events during the year, in order to support and give back to the community, as well as inspiring the younger generation.

PSHE topics that can be explored as intervention discussions through course:

  • Managing Healthy and Unhealthy relationships.
  • Challenging gender stereotypes.
  • Opportunities and risks of building and maintaining friendships on-line.
  • Consent and maintaining boundaries.
  • Communicating values in intimate relationships.

Through this plethora of experiences we hope to develop our students' cultural capital. We envisage these experiences and opportunities that our students undertake will allow them to enjoy and maintain their places in further education.

PE GCSE results 2021 

9-1 100%
9-4 31%

2019 

9-1 100%