We believe that the Physical Education Programme should be broad balanced and provide for all individual needs and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Physical Education at Kenilworth School should develop the whole person physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and aesthetically. It should allow for the opportunity to play, perform and evaluate theirs and others’ performance in a safe and enjoyable environment.
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- To maintain and/or stimulate student interest and enjoyment in PE and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
- To enable students to be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary related to PE.
- To enable students to see PE as:
- A major
feature in our lives related to leisure, employment and culture.
- Part of a wider body of knowledge and skills, eg. interpersonal and problem solving skills (to include analysis and evaluation of PE issues).
- To enable students to understand:
- The use of safe practice and to appreciate its importance in PE.
- The short and long term effects of exercise on the body.
- The role of exercise in a fit and healthy lifestyle.
- To support the implementation of the statement on 'Shared Vales' and to enable pupils to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as safety awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence, The establishment of student self esteem through the development of physical confidence is a major aim of the department.
- To enable students to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities, so as PE contributes to the development of core skills such as communication by speech.
- To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all students (irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability, etc.) to have equal access to PE and to experience success and enjoyment in their PE work.
- To develop an awareness in students of the implications of sport and physical activity (past and present) for the individual and the local, national and international communities.
These objectives relate directly to the aims for PE at Kenilworth School and are intended to show how the aims are actually put into practice.
- Staff should provide a variety of experiences/activities during a PE lesson if possible, for example:
- Games, gymnastics, dance and swimming
- Indoor and outdoor activities
- Individual and group activities
- Problem solving
- Communicating PE ideas to others by means such as speaking
- Listening and appraising
- Practising and refining a skill
- Using repetition in order to improve
- The National Curriculum in Key Stage 3 and 4 PE orders together with any GCSE requirements should be used as a basic core for the schemes of work. Rules, vocabulary and game skills such as attack, defence and fielding will be taught.
Staff should encourage students to recall and apply their knowledge and skills in familiar and unfamiliar situations.
- Staff should refer to work in Humanities, Maths, Science, Languages etc where appropriate.
- Students should be able to follow both verbal and written instructions accurately.
Safety is further enhanced by emphasis of the following:
- The need to wear the correct clothes/equipment
- The need to follow the rules
- How to lift, move, carry and place heavy objects/equipment
- The need for a warm up and recovery period when exercising
- Teaching how to swim and how to be safe in and around water
- How to survive in exposed situations, eg when orienteering is undertaken
- - Lessons should be conducted in a secure, supportive and disciplined manner. The students and the staff should interact in a manner that demonstrates mutual respect. Pupils will learn the rules, etiquette, laws and codes for various activities. The department's scheme of work identifies planned opportunities for students to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as safety awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence.
- There should be opportunities for individual and/or group activities so as pupils can express their feelings verbally and learn how to work cooperatively as well as on their own.
- Staff should encourage students to improve in a particular sport or skill over a period of time.
- Staff should use a reward system, for example a star/commendation system and/or a record of achievement. This should encourage students to work to their full potential and to experience a sense of achievement.
- Students are to be encouraged to share their experiences and culture with others in order to enhance the quality of learning. This will be achieved by students talking and researching about:
- Physical activities/sport from different times and cultures.
- Different sportsmen and women from both the past and the present.
- Staff should attempt not to spend inequitable amounts of time with any one student, group of students or gender group etc. However, staff should often spend considerable amounts of their own time helping individual students.
- Staff should attempt to show show the enjoyment and benefits that PE/Sport has given to use. This will be done by well chosen resources and carefully phrased comment.
- The staff will allow opportunities at various times for group discussion. At these times we can listen to each other's views and hopefully reflect upon them - particularly on health and fitness issues.
Lower School (Leyes Lane)
2 Hard Play areas
2 Netball Courts
3 Tennis Courts
2 Grass Football Pitches
2 Grass Rugby Pitches
Upper School (Leyes Lane)
Main changing rooms
PE Faculty Office
Gymnasium with Store
Indoor Basketball Court
4 Tennis Courts
2 Grass Rugby Pitches
Meadow Community Sports Centre
4 Badminton Courts
4 Bay Indoor Cricket Nets
Fitness Room with CV & Resistance Machines
All Weather Artificial Floodlight Football/Hockey Pitch
Kenilworth Sixth Form Centre
2 Grass Football Pitches
1 Grass Rugby Pitch
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 incorporates Years 7, 8, and 9. During this time students mature tremendously both mentally and physically. The PE faculty recognizes that every student has their own individual needs and will adapt the groups and lessons to ensure that every student has a positive experience, in a supportive and challenging environment.
At Key Stage 3 we believe it is far too early in a student's development to pigeon hole them into certain sporting activities. Instead we give every student the same opportunities in lessons to participate in a wide range of sporting activities and experiences whatever their ability level. During this stage, pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through four main areas of activity, these include games, dance, gymnastics, and athletic activities.
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 comprises years 10 and 11. During this time students participate in two hours of PE a week. As a result of the pupils' increased maturity, combined with the fact that they have experienced a wide range of opportunities during Key Stage 3, we believe that students can now make more informed choices and start to specialize in their preferred activity areas. As a result we allow students to opt into a range of activity blocks.
Examination Physical Education Year 10 and 11
GCSE PE, BTEC Sport and BTEC Dance allows pupils to gain recognition for their sporting achievements as well as giving them the opportunity to study the influences sport or dance have on the larger community and basic human physiology.
In addition to this course pupils will also be given the opportunity to complete the Junior Sports Leaders award which develops sports leadership skills where pupils can show their knowledge and understanding through practical demonstrations rather than written work.