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Physical Education

What makes us passionate about our subject? (Intent)

Why?

For every student to feel safe and enjoy being physically active.  For them to understand why physical activity is so important and to find an activity that they wish to take part in when they leave the Academy.  For every student to leave with a set of physical and cognitive skills that enables them to continue to participate post compulsory education.  

What do our students gain by studying our subject? (Impact)

Physical Education develops the whole student holistically cultivating awareness of physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing. Our subject underpins the academy values by providing opportunities for students to become physically literate and confident; skilled and empowered with the knowledge to support lifelong healthy habits.

Research suggests stress amongst young people is on the increase and exercising is an effective way to live with the demands that society impresses upon us.  Physical Education provides psychological benefits by improving students’ ability to control symptoms of anxiety and depression.  By improving social development and providing opportunities for self-expression students build self-confidence.  They are able to socially interact and integrate well with others.

 

The impact of our well-planned and effectively delivered Physical Education curriculum will lead to improved attendance, behaviour and engagement. Progress, attainment and achievement will improve in all subjects.  A healthier, happier student is a more successful student.  A healthier, happier academy is a more successful academy.

Sport Curriculum and Assessment

GCSE   (Exam outline (AQA)

For students who aspire to achieving a GCSE and/or A Level in a PE-specific area, the PE department provides an increasingly academic route, which is hugely popular every year and creates a firm foundation for further study at university in the ever developing field of sport.

A Level (Exam outline (AQA)

PE Kit Requirements Uniform list

Sporting Code

As students, your conduct during sporting activities should reflect the school's belief in the principles of fair play and good sportsmanship. Your behaviour should be appropriate at all times and it is your responsibility to ...

  • let the team captain know in good time of your availability for fixtures and training
  • if directed, ask permission from your teacher to leave a lesson early and catch up on work missed.  It is entirely at your teacher's discretion whether permission is granted so give them plenty of notice.
  • unless otherwise directed, wear your school uniform or school tracksuit when travelling to and from sports events
  • ensure you are fully and correctly equipped and that all kit is clean
  • look after the facilities and equipment used
  • observe the rules of the sport being played
  • respect fully and without question the decisions of managers, officials and referees
  • ensure, throughout a match, that the captain is the sole point of communication between the teams and officials
  • behave with dignity whether winning or losing and applaud good play
  • at the end of the match, shake hands with your opponents and the officials and thank them for the game

Facilities for hire

For all expressions of interest for facility hire, please use the contact below:

Mrs E French efrench@prioryacademies.co.uk