Head of Department: Mr J Whitbread
" Making the Difference” – Providing a Department of Sporting and Educational Excellence that demonstrates Respect and offers Pupils, Parents and Teachers a chance to live a healthy and active lifestyle through an active approach.
|Sports Personalities 2012-2013|
Fantastic, amazing and fun are just a few words to describe Priestlands PE Department. The opportunities each individual has to succeed are endless and I have been given the support and encouragement for me to excel personally. It's great to be Sports Personality and part of the inspirational PE Department at Priestlands, encouraging personal excellence and participation with enthusiasm, enabling individuals to achieve their goals.
The PE Department have helped me to become the best sportsman I could. They have always encouraged me and taught me key qualities such as leadership, team work and dedication, which will help me throughout life. In my time at Priestlands I have been given the opportunity to try new sports and experience new roles within sport, such as officiating and coaching which I have always enjoyed.
PRIESTLANDS SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Participation Policy – 2007 /8.
|"Physical Education is the only subject which, through the use and knowledge of the body and its movement, contributes to ALL aspects of the education of young people"|
|National Curriculum Council (1992)|
All students follow a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated programme of Physical Education within the School Curriculum.
Physical activity is necessary for normal growth and physical development. It offers a varied programme of activity which balances demands made on different parts of the body which contribute to the development of sound physique and posture. The size and structure of bones can be affected positively by forces applied during carefully planned and safe exercise. The strength and flexibility of joints is maintained and can be extended. Through exercise, muscles are developed and this leads to increased strength and speed of action.
Students need to be active to ensure that their hearts and lungs develop normal and desirable efficiency. The aim is to maximise potential.
Physical Education is one of ten compulsory subjects within the National Curriculum set out by the Education Reform Act (1988). Statutory requirements state that all students should participate in regular Physical Education.
If for some reason a student cannot participate, the following procedures should be followed:
- A note should be sent on the day of the lesson from the parent/guardian - explaining the circumstances
- The note should ask for the student to be excused from participation in the lesson, clearly stating the reasons for this non-participation
- The note applies to this lesson only
All non-participants are still expected to bring kit and remain with their group throughout this lesson. Whenever possible students will be involved in some way in the lesson in order to fulfil National Curriculum requirements and prevent any students from getting behind in their Physical Education work. Observation sheets are often completed by the student concerned if no physical participation is possible. Students are still actively involved in planning and evaluating, and where possible in some performing.
SHARING AN ETHOS
We share the ethos as a department that:
- We have a major role within the school to develop positive attitudes and behaviour.
- All pupils and parents should expect us to ensure a safe participation code is adhered to. Recognising and following relevant rules, laws, codes, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities.
- We promote a healthy and positive lifestyle through the physical activity and aesthetic arts.
This department has a number of clear commitments.
- To encourage enjoyment of being physically active and to appreciate another’s performance.
- To raise the levels of fitness (within the 11 – 16 age range and beyond) and standards of physical education.
- To continually extend both our department and teaching to benefit the students, and the wider community.
- To develop links with our Pyramid Junior schools and to enhance their work.
- To increase participation and attainment in Physical Education within the whole spectrum of curricular and extra curricular.
- To develop all pupils to have the confidence, skills and ability to lead a healthy and active lifestyle for their lifetime and play a part in passing it through to the next generation.
Mission Statement – Making the difference by realising potential through participation and performance.
Our Teaching and Learning is a common theme amongst staff, pupils and parents based around 2 key qualities that we expect within the department.
We believe this can only be achieved through clear targets and standards.
- High Quality Teaching and Learning
- Tracked and Expected levels of achievement and behaviour
- Sound curriculum, organisation and planning.
- Assessment Policy that uses the S.A.F.E format to achieve thorough accurate assessment that is shared with pupils and parents.
- An extensive extra – curricular programme giving equality of opportunity that excels the Gifted and Able and supports “the” physical education of all.
In a students Physical Education, certain key principles are applied which underpin the whole curriculum in line with school policy, for a broad balanced and inclusive education.
- All students, including those with special needs (Both SEN and Able and Gifted) are entitled to a comprehensive educational plan which includes the N.C statutory order.
- It takes into account their individual needs and interests.
- All pupils have access to a programme that covers the end of NC statements and programmes of study.
- All pupils will receive support through the teacher and it’s teaching including SEN support to gain access to the P.E. curriculum.
- Through the curriculum all pupils have equal opportunities to participate and achieve through performance according to the mission statement.
- Lesson planning, organisation and teaching & learning methodologies are consistently reviewed to ensure that no pupil is being disadvantaged in realising their potential.
- All pupils have the opportunity to Integrate with other students of varying levels of ability and aptitude so that they can learn to appreciate and value the abilities, the different types of achievements, the individual contributions and personal experiences that each of the students bring to the learning process in physical education.
- Our broad curriculum brings all students into contact with each activity area in sufficient breadth and depth to gain and appreciate of what it can offer, together with the different kinds of specific learning experiences each can provide.
- The balanced P.E. curriculum ensures that each activity area is given sufficient attention in relation to the others, to enable to sample the richness of physical education.
- The general requirements relating to programmes of study which apply to each key stage are considered when examining the balance of learning experiences.
Continuity / Progression
- All curriculum is planned to provide continuity between each unit and key stage.
Key Stage 3 (Year 7,8&9) : Activities
- Baseline Assessment
- Gymnastics / Dance
- Football / Hockey
- Field/Strike Games
All assessment will be made using the National Curriculum levels and sub levels. Assessment will be made for swimming, one winter game, summer game and athletics and will be recorded regularly. Students are informed of the level which is recorded in their planners.
New Forest School Partnership Website – Fixtures and Information