Physical education underpins successful school sport and sustained lifelong participation in physical activity and must be an entitlement for all children and young people. High quality physical education develops pupils’ physical literacy and is important in developing their social, emotional and cognitive capabilities.
Physical education incorporates physical skilfulness and development, improved personal performance and knowledge of the body in action. These are crucial for children and young people to perform competently in a range of competitive, non- competitive, creative and challenging activities within a variety of environments. All activities should meet the needs and be accessible to all children and young people.
Physical education supports children and young people to experience and manage winning and losing, working as a team and challenging themselves and others. It promotes and empowers children and young people to continue participation in a range of activities, including leadership, beyond the school day and enables them to make informed decisions about leading a healthy active lifestyle.
Our KS3 curriculum follows the National Curriculum for PE
Years 7, 8 and 9 - develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities; · are physically active for sustained periods of time; engage in competitive sports and activities; lead healthy, active lives. Students have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities, and in a range of different roles, such as performer, coach, and official.
Our KS4 core PE curriculum follows the National Curriculum. Students have the opportunity to take part in a new, wider range of activities, and in a range of different roles, such as performer, coach, and official. In year 11, students have the opportunity to choose from an options block after Christmas.
Years 10 and 11 - develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities; are physically active for sustained periods of time; engage in competitive sports and activities; lead healthy, active lives.
The GCSE course follows AQA. The technical course follows VCert in Health and Fitness.
Enhancements are seasonal in PE. The enhancement timetable is updated every term to reflect this. The Academy enters many different sporting leagues and tournaments, including ‘A and B’ teams where possible.
Parents can do lots to support their child at home with PE and Sport. A list of ways to help follows:
- Make sure they are properly equipped for lessons and clubs. [see uniform section of website]. This includes bringing drinks and items such as inhalers.
- For GCSE and BTEC, GCSEPOD and BBC bitesize website also has lots of information and help with mathematics.
- Encourage them to join school sport clubs and teams.
- At home, encourage your child to eat healthily and engage in exercise, be it joining a sports club outside of school [we have all contacts for local clubs], or maintaining their fitness independently (or with yourself!).