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"Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong." - John F Kennedy

Teaching Staff

Subject Leader
Emma Way
Acting 2nd in Department
Alice Barrington (shared)
Dean Holdsworth (shared)

Teachers
Krislin Ashton
David Emsden
Paul Miles
Jeremy Robinson
Jenny Thompson

Statement of Intent

The Curriculum intent of the PE Department is to support the overall aims and visions for the whole school’s curriculum. The PE Department believes that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a vital part of a student's physical, social, emotional, spiritual and cultural wellbeing. We aim to deliver a broad and balanced physical education curriculum to help give our students the skills which will help our young people be confident leaders of tomorrow.

A balanced curriculum should provide a mixture of individual, paired and group activities which present cooperative, 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. Students 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.

On reflection, the PE Department is making changes to our curriculum to accommodate the ever-changing cohort of students. We are committed to raising participation rates through a varied range of practical activities which are inclusive of all of our students’ different needs. Lessons in PE are intended to be fun, engaging and link through to opportunities for extra-curricular participation, increasing contact with the wider community.

Department Aims

●  For 100% participation in physical education lessons
●  To offer a range of activities in which all students will participate
●  To provide differentiated lessons which are accessible to all
●  For students to learn through fun lessons
●  To offer a range of extra-curricular activities to cater for all students
●  To provide a safe environment in which all students can learn
●  For our lessons, encompass the school’s moral purpose of developing the 6 R’s.

Curriculum Planning

As a department we are committed to establishing solid cross-curricular links with other subjects within the school. Through the various practical and theoretical aspects of PE our intent is to enable a global development of our students by building sound knowledge that supports the learning throughout The Mandeville School.

Teaching and Learning

The organisation of Physical Education in the school promotes teaching and learning. Children are presented with opportunities to be creative, competitive, cooperative and to face challenges as individuals, in small groups or teams.

They will learn to think in different ways to suit the different challenges, and 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 to provide a challenging and stimulating environment for students where they are able to display their ability and be stretched and challenged.

PE lessons are planned for inclusion of all students. Tasks and materials are differentiated to allow this to happen.

Extra-curricular Activities

The Mandeville School offers a wide range of lunchtime 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, and a weekly rota can be found on our website.

Staff will notify students of any cancellations of practices and clubs as soon as possible.

Sports Leadership

The Mandeville School is one of the hub schools for the Mandeville Sports Partnership. Therefore, our students have the opportunity to work with students from local primary schools in a variety of sporting events. These opportunities enable our students to develop skills such as communication, organisation, cooperation and adaptability - skills vital for any profession our students may pursue in the future. Sports leadership also enables our students to develop their self-confidence. These sports leadership opportunities are available to all students in Years 7-10.

Curriculum Maps

Here you can find the curriculum maps for PE for the academic year 2019-20. This is subject to change as we move through the year, especially the Year 11 section. As we approach the final exams the topics revised will be based on the needs of the students and therefore cannot be set at this stage.

Key Stage 3

Girls - Years 7 and 8
Boys - Years 7 and 8

Key Stage 3: Girls

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Fitness

Hockey

Netball

Rugby

Badminton

Netball

Gymnastics

Football

Basketball

OAA

Rounders

Athletics

Tennis

Athletics

Key Stage 3: Boys

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Fitness

Badminton

Football

Rugby

Handball

Football

Rugby

Basketball

Fitness

OAA

Cricket

Athletics

Softball

Athletics

 Key Stage 4

Year 9
Year 10
Year 11

Students in Key Stage 4 follow a recreational curriculum in which they are allocated a space and provided with a variety of sporting activities to choose from. Activities include: basketball, fitness, badminton, trampolining, dance and skipping. This provides students with the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills, identify activities that they enjoy and to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle that they can utilise once they leave school. 

Physical Education GCSE

The PE Department follows the OCR GCSE PE specification which covers:

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physical Training
  • Social-Cultural Influences
  • Sports Psychology
  • Health, Fitness and Wellbeing.

Students will also cover a range of practical activities to further develop their skills and decision making. 

Sport Studies BTEC

The PE Department follow the Edexcel First Award in sport. Students complete three mandatory units in:

  1. Fitness for sport and exercise
  2. Practical Performance in Sport
  3. Applying the Principles of Personal Training

Students also complete an optional unit from the following, which is selected based on the professional opinion of their teacher:

  1. The Mind and Sports Performance
  2. The Sports Performer in Action
  3. Leading Sports Activities

Key Stage 5

Students can study through the Bucks Sport Academy or by choosing AS/A Level PE.

Bucks Sports Academy
Physical Education A Level

All information is subject to change

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