‘To achieve the physical potential of every child and develop their confidence to contribute to the health and well being of themselves and others within the school and local community’
Joint Leaders of Learning for PE:
Mr Ross Salmon
Miss Lynne Batigan
Other members of staff who teach PE:
Mrs Tracy Dickinson
Mr Mark Massey
Mrs Elizabeth Salmon
Mr Jason Parrish
Gym and hall, yard with 4 netball courts and 7 tennis courts, fields with 2 x full size junior football pitches, 2 x mini football pitches plus extra training grids. In summer, 6 lane athletics track, separate hurdles lanes, 2 x long jump pits, separate shot putt area, Redgra 6 lane 100m track. Nearby, at Westwood College, we have the use of an astro-turf hockey pitch.
St. Edward’s Church of England Academy is a “Sportsmark” school meaning that we have been recognised by Sport England as an outstanding school for PE and the opportunities we give to our pupils in lessons and in extra-curricular activities.
So how does this benefit our pupils?
All pupils have two, one hour lessons per week. In the 1st and 4th half terms, when the weather is better, all lessons are outside. In the 2nd and 3rd half terms all lessons are inside. They will experience many varied activities, taught by specialist teachers, giving them a broad and balanced PE curriculum.
In Key Stage 2 all pupils have lessons which include football, rugby, netball, hockey, cross-country, dance, gymnastics, orienteering, problem solving, athletics, cricket, tennis, rounders and swimming (Y5 only). Both boys and girls experience all these activities which we believe gives them a good grounding and basic knowledge to be able to make choices to enjoy many sports in the future.
In Key Stage 3 we start to specialise a little more, teaching all lessons in mainly single gender groups. Different activities included in KS3 are basketball, health-related exercise, handball, table tennis and indoor rowing. Year 8 pupils are encouraged to take on leadership roles by coaching and officiating KS2 pupils in a variety of activities.
Extra-curricular activities are very important and used to support lesson work. All practices are year group or activity based, therefore giving all pupils, of any ability, the chance to play with others who have the same interests. Outside coaches are used, when available, to support the school staff. We have many links with outside agencies including cricket, rugby, tennis, hockey, athletics, cross country, golf, table tennis and rowing. We run inter-form competitions throughout the year to give more pupils the chance to play matches and to represent their form. Our school is involved in all the local leagues, festivals and competitions, often being successful and then going on to represent the District and above.
Beyond the classroom we give our Y8 pupils the chance to visit a residential, Staffordshire Outdoor Education Centre. We are usually able to book Chasewater OEC and Laches Wood OEC. The pupils experience many challenging activities and learn to look after themselves independently.
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