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The PE department at Weston Road Academy are passionate about the provision of PE and school sport. We whole-heartedly believe that every student has the right to enjoy and learn PE as a key subject in delivering life long skills such as endeavour, leadership and co-operation. Our goal is to engage and excite students into developing a future that includes adopting a healthy and active lifestyle, alongside the key skill set that will allow our students to be successful.
Key stage 3 students have three lessons a week of Physical Education (PE). In these lessons students will learn a variety of essential skills based around 6 areas that equip them for success in Key stage 4 learning and more importantly the knowledge of how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Students will have lessons in; Athletics and cross-country, football (and/or) netball, Badminton, Handball, Health related-exercise and sports science, and one other sport selected by the teacher to fit the individual needs of a learner group. Students are set based on their ability over these 6 areas.
Key stage 4 students have the option of studying Physical Education at GCSE level. For these students who choose this option they will have 5 lesson of GCSE PE a week. Two of their lessons (40%) will be concerned with the preparation of students towards their exam and three lessons (60%) will be concerned with the development of their practical PE coursework. For Key stage 4 students who have not chosen the option of doing a qualification in PE they will be continuing their practical learning experiences of Key stage 3 with a focus on developing skills and knowledge to lead a healthy and active lifestyle going in to adulthood.
Example Scheme of Learning for PE subjects:
The department is very determined to offer extra-curricular opportunities to all students. The department regularly contributes to the organisation of inter-house tournaments. Clubs on offer at dinner time include; Football, Rugby, Girls only sport, Keep fit club, Badminton club, Basketball club, GCSE Theory club and GCSE Practical club. After school the school regularly competes at district sports tournaments and fixtures in a vast range of sports. If there is any sport that students are keen to participate in the PE team can use contacts/links to provide information to students suggesting how to get involved with that sport.
The teaching and support staff are currently:
Mr D Bloor Subject Leader in PE
Mrs S Bromley Teacher of PE
Mrs C Gethin Teacher of PE
Mr A Hulme Teacher of PE
Details of forthcoming sports fixtures can be found here