PE

Physical Education

PE is a compulsory part of the curriculum at Windlestone School, for all years. We offer a broad and balanced programme which meets national curriculum guidelines, and more.

Our aim is to provide, within the curriculum, opportunities to work in numerous different activity areas and sports whilst still allowing a high degree of competency to be acquired in each. This is fully supported by our range of Out Of School Hours Learning clubs and extended evening activities. Within each activity during lessons and after school we impress upon the students British values of fair play, playing to the rules, respecting each other, the rules or laws of a game and the referee.

YWe instil the value and rewards of working hard as a team as well as an individual.

We instil the value and rewards of working hard as a team as well as an individual and we encourage tolerance of each other no matter what the differences might be in terms of culture, interests or ability.

Throughout each activity there is a high emphasis placed on the personal development side of PE. Fair-play, sportsmanship, etiquette and teamwork are all integral parts to each lesson as well as the value of maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Personal achievement and progress in PE is always celebrated to the full.

Key Stage 3

In KS3 each pupil receives 2 lessons of PE. Within Key Stage 3, students follow a broad programme of activities which includes; football, rugby, badminton, basketball, gymnastics, athletics, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and cricket. Each activity is followed for a half-term at a time (two per half term) and is designed to take account of the seasons and weather conditions.

Key Stage 4

Students still get a compulsory ‘core’ PE lesson with their class group however they are also given the option to follow a course in PE which will lead to some form of accreditation. Our range of accreditation changes from year to year to suit the ability and level of interest of the cohort who choose to follow PE as an option. In the past we have generally run full or short course GCSE PE however this year we are running two pathways.

In year 10 the students have started a level 1/2 Technical Award in Sport. This is a new course which allows students to study, perform and coach two sports and sit a written examination on Healthy lifestyles, training and the sports industry.

Our current year 11 group, having last year sat a short course GCSE PE exam are now starting a level one award in Public Services.

Our ultimate aim is that within PE students can learn the value of practice and hard work to bring about personal improvements in any form.

Outside the curriculum students are given many opportunities to participate in numerous festivals and competitions including, football, cross country, basketball and rugby. As well as half termly inter house competition.

The PE facilities at Windlestone School are superb. We have an indoor sports hall, used for all indoor games and activities, including our brand new trampoline, an outdoor Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) which has a 3G surface and is suitable for most outdoor games and a playing field with football/rugby pitch. We also have a state of the art fitness suite which is manned by qualified staff during all social times of the school day.

Our ultimate aim is that within PE students can learn the value of practice and hard work to bring about personal improvements in any form.

All students have the opportunity every day to take part in sports and physical activities in social times during the day and during our extended evening after school. Some of the activities are based in school and some off site. This also includes an opportunity for KS4 students to follow and achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.