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Physical Education




What are we trying to achieve with our curriculum?



Physical Education gives pupils the chance to grow and flourish academically, emotionally and predominantly physically. The combination of both practical and theoretical lessons engage students across a range of sports, combining social, physiological and anatomical pedagogy.

We aim to get pupils engaged in competitive sports and activities to develop core virtues such as temperance, fortitude and solidarity.

We have high aspirations of all Learners, high and equal expectations ‘Esse Quaim Videri’

We aim to make Physical Education the most accessible subject on the curriculum by differentiating the provision and qualifications available, with a twin tiered curriculum catering for a differentiated pathway through KS3 and 4. This allows us to promote active learning and maximise engagement (SLANT).





How do we deliver our curriculum?


We are consistent in everything we do; we are a cohesive team that works as one. We are in constant dialogue to ensure we all lead by example, Smile, meet and greet our learners at the door. We have built emotional currency by going over and above for the pupils in our lessons, we know the children we teach, and they know us. We reward the 95%ers who always meet our high expectations. We routinely promote positive behaviour by issuing positive phone calls home and Postcards home.

We promote mastery of skills, by layering the curriculum from Year 7 onwards, with a well thought out, knowledge led curriculum that embodies the SOLO taxonomy principles that drive progress forward. Constant formative verbal feedback is the cornerstone to our shared teaching ideologies, with SPADE analysis forming a vital element to Key Formative Assessments.

We provide an enhanced PE curriculum with a vast array of diverse activities and sports, we utilise staff specialisms and expertise to enable all pupils to be inspired, flourish and excel.





What differences does our curriculum make to our pupils?


We develop the character of our pupils focusing on improving resilience, confidence and independence.

We have a comprehensive enrichment programme that provides every pupil the opportunities to develop their interests and talents. We promote competitive sport against other schools in a wide array of sports and are constantly trying to increase our capacity as a whole staff to make evermore opportunities available.

With a multilayered curriculum through both Key Stages we are able to offer a provision to suit the diverse needs of all our pupils.

The largest impact is evidenced in pupil attainment.



Physical Education
KS3We offer the following sports:

·         Football

·         Rugby

·         Dance

·         Trampolining

·         Volleyball

·         Netball

·         Handball

·         Badminton

·         Gym

·         Athletics

·         Cycling

·         Orienteering

·         Rounders

·         Cricket

·         Hockey

·         GCSE Taster sessions

KS4Core PE – A carousel of the sports in KS3

Literacy/numeracy – Leadership programme

Edexcel GCSE PE –
60% theory / 30% practical / 10% coursework

GeneralWe offer the following extra-curricular:

·         Dance

·         Rugby

·         Football

·         Netball

·         Trampolining

·         Badminton