As an active member of Sainsbury’s School Games and having achieved the school games gold kitemark for high levels of commitment to the development of competition across school and the community. Our department are proud to deliver all of our lessons with a clear focus of

‘The Spirit of the Games Values’ which focus on personal excellence through competition. The six values are passion, belief, respect, determination, honesty and teamwork. These values were developed by young people to identify what the experience of school sport should be built around. These values have been successfully applied to all of our lessons to develop a range of behaviours, qualities and inter-personal skills with our students based on sporting experiences, scenarios and attitudes. ‘The Spirit of the Games’ supports and is underpinned by the schools SMSC statement. 

Spiritual Development in PE

During the range of activities that students participate in, whether core PE lessons, BTEC Sport lessons, exam subjects or extra-curricular PE sessions students develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them. Students are consistently encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in their learning, and showcase a willingness to reflect on their experiences.

Year 9

· Key stage three, gymnastics and trampoline lessons allow students to be creative in sequences and choreography

· Through the medium of Dance – Expressing personal, emotional and spiritual concepts through dance.

Year 10

· Outdoor and adventurous activities students have the opportunity to use imagination to solve problems.

Year 11

· Assemblies on the theme of the Olympics and the Olympic motto.

· Yoga lessons in core PE

Sixth Form

· Leading the ‘TEAM’ lessons in the Year 9 TRICs day.

Additional activities for all years including extracurricular clubs

· D of E – different environments

· Public Services - different environments

· Units of work focusing on Team building – Motivation, determination and character building

· Accepting challenge: Dame Kelly Holmes Trust ½ marathon – whole school

· Olympic week / National School Sports Week – Exploring how religion and culture impacts on sports participation

Moral Development in PE

PE in general teaches students about code of conduct, etiquette, handshake before and after matches, applauding the opposition, fair play, unwritten rules and sportsmanship. In every lesson students abide by the rules and regulations, gaining a good understanding of rules of sport and the importance of infringements such as penalties and red cards allow students to understand the consequences of their actions which in turn helps students apply this understanding to their own lives.

The concepts of self-discipline to excel are essential. Students are taught that the only way you can achieve in sport to a high standard is if you work hard and if you can discipline yourself to train and apply yourself.

Year 9

· Dame Kelly Homes Trust fundraising activities

Year 10 & 11

· Moral dilemmas in sport are always hitting the head lines. In GCSE PE, level two BTEC Sport, students investigate into deviance issues in sport such as the use of performance enhancing drugs and match fixing.

Sixth form

· Level 3 BTEC Sport and A Level PE all cover topics of deviance issues

Additional activities for all years including extracurricular clubs

· Evening, praise postcards regularly sent home

· Rewards events – Sports Awards

· Leadership Academy

· Sports Relief

· Concept of Self discipline to excel

· Wheel Chair Basketball tournaments

Social Development in PE

Students in PE use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The willingness to participate in a variety of social setting, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively. An interest in, and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels.

In lessons

· Many practical lessons provide students with the chance to lead warm-ups, skill practices and officiate games to enhance social skills.

Sports teams and activities

· Sports activities and teams ran at lunchtime and after-school focuses upon developing pupils social skills such as meeting new people, communicating with others and how to communicate with adults i.e. referees.

· Team captains are integral to our sports teams, liaising with everyone in the team and often having to speak and work with the opposing teams from all over the country. Pupils not only play against other schools within the Region but also nationally

Years 4-8

· Sports Hall Activities Yrs 4 – 8

· Table Tennis Yr 8

· Swimming lessons – Yr 5-8

· Middle School Athletics

· Cricket Yr4-8

Year 9 teams and tournaments

· Badminton

· Football

· Basketball

· Netball

· Athletics

· Hockey

· Rugby

· Cricket

Year 10

· Badminton

· Basketball

· Netball

· Rugby

· Athletics

· Hockey

· Cricket

· Wheel Chair Basketball

Year 11

· GCSE course explore Racism in Sport

· Football

· Basketball

· Netball

· Athletics

· Rounders

· Cricket

· Tennis

· Rugby

Sixth form

· BTEC/A Level course explore Racism in Sport

· Sixth form football teams

Additional activities for all years

· Change4Life sports club

· Wheelchair basketball

· Boccia

· Dance clubs

· BMX Club

· Leadership Academy – run festivals and within the community

· Marathon Challenge – Worldwide event

· Invasion festival

· Basketball tournaments

· Junior football organisers award

· Regional and national sports competitions –eg. Anti-racism week – all students

· Rewards events – Sports Awards Evening, praise postcards regularly sent home

· Duke of Edinburgh.


Cultural Development in PE

The PE department encourages a willingness to participate in sporting opportunities that will help to develop positive attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

Year 9 - 11

· Through Dance in years 9 -11 – expression of different cultures for example Bollywood, salsa and lindy hop

Sixth form

· Trip to Lords Cricket ground

· Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing trip to Yorkshire


Additional activities for all years including extracurricular clubs

· National School Sports Week provides students to taste many cultural aspects from around the world. During the week students taste different themed food from around the world, complimented with associated music.

· Learning about different countries during Sport Olympic Week – teams research different countries i.e. their religion, language spoken and culture

· Ski trip to Austria gave students excellent opportunities to experience different cultures

· Common Wealth Games – National School Sports Week 2013/114

· Introduction to sport from around the world –

o Gaelic Football (Ireland)

o Softball (America)

o Fuzball (Brazil)

o Judo (Japan)

Victory isn't defined by wins or losses. It is defined by effort. If you can truthfully say, 'I did the best I could, I gave everything I had,' then you're a winner. - Wolfgang Schadler

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