A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide 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.
We encourage the positive values of determination and resilience throughout all our key stages and students within our department feel safe and confident to participate and perform.
Our curriculum provides students with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and experience different teaching methods in order to develop physically, mentally and emotionally. Students are encouraged to work individually and as part of a team which helps build trust, problem solving and communication skills. Competition is a huge part of the sporting environment and life in general and whilst we encourage competition and the competitive spirit we also promote the ideals of fair play and sportsmanship.
We feel that this provides a positive and enjoyable learning environment for all our students. Through our curriculum we hope students build the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and later in life.
Key Stage 3
Students receive 4 one hour lessons per fortnight. Throughout the year students will experience a wide range of activities that will be taught in blocks. These activities include gymnastics, badminton, basketball, handball, football, rugby, netball, hockey, lacrosse, health related fitness, orienteering, rounders, athletics, cricket and tennis. All students are encouraged to perform, lead, coach and umpire in the range of activities and all these areas are continually assessed and monitored to ensure progress is being made. Students are assessed throughout each activity and more formally given an attainment level during assessment weeks. Students are mainly taught in single sex groups during this key stage.
Key stage 4
In year 10 all Students receive 4 one hour lessons per fortnight and in year 11 Students receive 3 one hour lessons per fortnight. During this key stage we aim to offer students more opportunities to increase their experiences and discover activities that they enjoy and are likely to continue with after leaving school for example use of the gym, boxing, Pilates and step fit.
|KS3 Girls||KS3 Boys|
|Long white football socks||Long white football socks|
|Black shorts||Black shorts|
|Manshead Blue polo Shirt||Manshead Blue polo Shirt|
|Sports trainers||Manshead rugby shirt|
|Football boots||Sports trainers|
|Shin pads (football)||Football boots|
|Optional items||Shin pads (football)|
|Black/Navy tracksuit bottoms||Optional items|
|Manshead Jumper||Black/Navy tracksuit bottoms|
|Black gloves||Manshead Jumper|