Head of Faculty
Our high-quality Physical Education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils –
Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
Are physically active for sustained periods of time
Engage in competitive sports and activities
Lead healthy, active lives.
Aims – Key stage 3
Pupils will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity. An expansive extra-curricular programme supplements the activities that students cover in many of their lessons and can link them to clubs outside school.
Aims – Key stage 4 core PE
To develop the confidence and interest of our pupils to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life. An expansive extra-curricular programme supplements the activities that students cover in many of their lessons and can link them to clubs outside school.
At key stage 3, students are assessed using the head, heart and hands system. Students will study a variety of different sports annually and, at the end of each, they will be graded on thinking skills, physical skills and application, motivation and effort. Students are given a hands grade based on their performance against the descriptors, and a head and heart coloured rag rate against the appropriate descriptors. At key stage 4, option pupils are assessed against the appropriate exam board criteria and assessed both internally and externally. At OLSJ we believe one size does not fit all, and always aim to find a course to suit each pupil. We will adapt the curriculum and deliver GCSE PE or Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies, GCSE Dance or RSL.
Year 10 PE pupils will be assessed in-
Year 11 PE pupils develop their skills and understanding in-
Year 10 Dance pupils develop skills and understanding inCAPA 222 – Choreography – Internal
CAPA 229 – Dance ensemble performance – Internal
Year 11 Dance pupils develop their skills and understanding in – External
At KS3 and KS4 we offer a range of after school opportunities to participate in physical activity and play sport competitively.
Clubs opportunities include:
KS3- Football, Netball, Dance, Dodgeball, badminton, basketball, rugby, table tennis, trampolining, athletics, rounders, softball, cricket.
KS4 Football, Netball, Dance, badminton, basketball, rugby, trampolining, athletics, rounders, softball, cricket, archery, table tennis.
Miss C Rigby- Head of Faculty, PE, Dance and Health & Social Care
Mrs A Preedy- Lead Practitioner in Transition and Teacher in charge of Dance and teacher of PE
Mr A Jackson- Head of Year 10 and Manager of Behaviour Support, Teacher of PE
Miss D Young- Teacher of Physical Education and Year 9 Form tutor
Mr A Worley- Teacher of Physical Education and Year 8 Form tutor