Policy Statement and Curricular Aims
ALL STUDENTS ARE IMPORTANT AND WILL HAVE MEANINGFUL FUN AND PROGRESS IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT WHILST MAXIMISING OUTCOMES
Manshead School believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a vital part of a pupil’s physical development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended to increase students’ self-confidence and physical and mental development.
A balanced curriculum should provide a mixture of individual, paired and group activities which present co-operative, collaborative and competitive situations in order to take account of individual needs.
The above, experienced within a range of activity areas, aim to promote a broad base of knowledge, skills and understanding. These activity areas also aim to develop the ability of students’ to work independently and to respond appropriately to others regardless of age, gender, cultural or ethnic background. Pupils’ are encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the effects of such on a healthy body and mind and also begin to understand the factors that affect health and fitness.
Physical Education provides a unique contribution the school curriculum. It also has the potential to provide cross curricular links to many other areas
1) 100% participation in Physical Education lessons.
2) To offer a range of activities in which all students will participate.
3) To provide differentiated lessons which are accessible to all.
4) For students to learn through fun lessons.
5) To offer a range of OSHL (Out of School Hours Learning) activities to cater for all students.
6) Provide a safe environment in which all students can learn.
Manshead Physical Education Department Student Expectations and Sanctions
It is expected that students all own the compulsory PE kit as below and bring the correct kit for their lesson. If pupils forget their kit they will be expected to borrow kit.
- Black shorts
- White football socks
- Manshead polo shirt
- Manshead PE Jacket
- Football Boots
- Shin pads
Black tracksuit bottoms, hats, gloves and thermals are only allowed outside between October half term and Easter.
The following are expected of all students in all PE lessons:
- Always bring your correct kit to all lessons
- If you bring a note due to illness or injury you must still bring your PE kit
- Be organised – know when you have PE and whether you are inside or outside.
- Never wear any jewellery in lessons
- Never chew gum
- Talk to your teacher about medical issues
- Do not bring valuables to PE but if you must – hand them in – Do not leave anything in the changing rooms. The PE department are not liable for the valuables if they go missing
- Be prepared to come to every lesson with a smile and try your best
- Have fun!
Physical Education is organised into themes to allow for students to develop skills across broader area for example, football is taught alongside rugby and hockey to allow the skills of invasion games to transfer across.
The role of writing schemes of work is shared among all members of the PE department who are all aware of the content of each. These schemes of work are updated regularly.
Schemes of work are progressive and differentiated to allow all students to access the curriculum.
Teaching and Learning
The organisation of Physical Education in the school promotes teaching and learning.
Children are presented with opportunities to be creative, competitive, co-operative and to face challenges as individuals, in small groups or teams.
They will learn to think in different ways to suit the different challenges.
They will be allowed opportunities to demonstrate their learning and to use a range of teacher, peer and self-assessment.
The schemes of work will promote teaching and learning as it provides both continuity and progression.
Equipment and Resources
A selection of resources are available for all sports and the curriculum is arranged so that PE groups have equal access to all facilities and equipment throughout the year.
Pupils are encouraged to:
- Look after equipment
- Use different resources to promote learning
- Return all resources tidily and to the correct place
- Be told of any safety procedures relating to the carrying, handling and use of any resources.
Any resource that becomes damaged or broken which could cause subsequent injury will be isolated from use until it can be checked and made safe. Pupils could be asked to replace equipment if intentionally broke.
All teachers are aware of the health and safety requirements of teaching all the sporting areas within the curriculum. The school teaches within the guidelines provided by BAALPE “Safe Practice in Physical Education”
Students will be taught how to carry and use equipment in the correct way. They are taught to recognise hazardous situations, assess the risks and take steps to control the risks.
Differentiation, Equal Opportunities and Inclusion
PE lessons are planned for inclusion of all students. Tasks and materials are differentiated to allow this to happen.
Special Educational Needs are identified by the SEN department at the start of the school year and classroom support is given by Teaching Assistants to these identified students.
Every pupil has equal access to national curriculum physical education.
All pupils in the school have equal opportunity in terms of curriculum balance, curriculum time, use of resources, use of facilities and access to extra-curricular activities.
Out of School Hours Learning (OSHL)
Manshead School offers a wide range of lunch time and after school activities. These activities are open to all students regardless of age or ability level.
Clubs have been started with the input of students offering competitive, recreational, team and individual activities.
Staff will notify students of any cancellations of practices and clubs as soon as possible.
In the event of weather conditions making it impossible to participate in planned activities, alternative arrangements will be made.
Whenever possible students will participate in a modified practical lesson in another space. Where this is not possible to due to numbers, students will participate in a classroom based session centred around the physical education curriculum.
Loss of Teaching Time / Space
Whenever it is not possible to teach the planned PE lesson, teachers will always endeavour to re-visit the lesson again as soon as possible or as soon as fits in with the curriculum.
Staff will follow the school policy and apply to Steps to Success, Credits and Star of the lessons where deemed necessary.
Sports Colours are also issued to outstanding pupils in year 8 and 10 at the end of the academic year. This is decided by the department on meeting criteria that forms the elite performer policy and have exceeded expectations.
We aim to create an environment where all students flourish and are able to develop their ability and talents to the full. With this in mind the purpose of the policy is to give a clear understanding of how the elite students within the school can be identified, supported and monitored to ensure the development of their potential as a whole.
Our department aims to:
- Provide a challenging and stimulating environment for elite students where they are able to display their ability
- Ensure elite students are stretched and challenged
- Allow staff the training and support so they can recognise and make the curriculum sufficiently challenging for elite students
- To identify, challenge and support able pupils through the organisation of the curriculum and the extra-curricular opportunities.
- To encourage and support talent through emphasising the benefits and challenges of being a talented performer.
- To help pupils set targets to achieve their potential.
Elite pupils should demonstrate a number of these characteristics;
- Pupil achieves high marks for effort and achievement at the end of an activity and a high NC level
- Pupil regularly receives rewards for her achievements and effort
- Pupil is a member of extra-curricular clubs;
* Pupil represents school at certain activities;
- Pupil represents district, county or representative team
- Pupil has a good level of fitness, sometimes having a particular strength in stamina, speed or strength and has a good understanding of a healthy lifestyle
- Pupil has natural leadership ability, volunteers their services for after school clubs or other sporting activities or has completed a leadership award
2 “no kits” in a half term = lunch detention
4 “incorrect kits” = lunch detention
2 “incorrect kits” and a “no kit” = lunch detention
Incorrect or no kit will also equate to a 4 on S2S
If pupils refuse to borrow kit they will be removed to an alternative class and be given a detention