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We offer a broad Physical Education curriculum with students having the opportunity to study a range of activities in line with the National Curriculum. Activities students will participate in include, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Fitness, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Health Related Exercise, Netball, Rugby, Softball, Tennis, Table Tennis and Trampolining.

We have a fantastic team of staff which provides us with a breadth of experience and specialisms in a range of activities.

The PE Department aim to be ‘The Heart of the Academy’, providing students with outstanding learning experiences alongside the opportunity to represent the Academy in sporting activities. Engagement in extra-curricular highly encouraged to all students with attendance being rewarded by memorable trips to sporting events. As a department, we have six key values, Resilience, Responsibility, Independence, Participation, Respect, Aspiration, that underpin our curriculum, lessons and our expectations for students to demonstrate.

KS3

Students in KS3 will participate in two hours of PE every week. Participating in a range of activities from across the curriculum, students will be able to develop their physical and personal skills. Students are predominantly taught in same-sex classes that are specifically chosen in order to provide the best opportunity to become physically confident. The KS3 curriculum is carefully mapped to ensure of continuity, progression and achievement. This helps to provide a pathway of lifelong participation and preparation for KS4 and beyond.

Alongside this, students are offered a variety of opportunities to underpin their skill development including a wide-ranging extra-curricular programme, leadership opportunities both within and outside of lessons, whilst culminating in sport related school trips.

Throughout each year, students regularly participate in House competitions. In addition, rewards are continuously awarded for their ability to meet the Academy’s core values in both their lessons and extra-curricular activities.  

Calendar of Activities

Year 7

Group 1b - Boys

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9 Block 10
Intro Rugby Football Badminton Gymnastics Basketball Fitness Athletics Cricket Table Tennis

Year 7

Group 1a - Girls

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9 Block 10
Intro Football Netball Gymnastics Badminton HRF Tennis S&F Athletics Handball

Year 7

Group 2 - Mixed

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9 Block 10
Intro Indoor Athletics Badminton Funds T&C Funds of Games Gymnastics HRF Fitness S&F Cricket

Year 8

Group 1b - Boys

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9
Rugby Badminton Football Basketball Fitness Gymnastics Table Tennis Athletics Cricket

Year 8

Group 2b - Boys

Badminton Rugby Basketball Football Gymnastics Fitness Athletics Table Tennis S&F

Year 8

Group 3b - Boys

Funds T&C Indoor Athletics Fitness Funds of Games Badminton HRF Cricket S&F Gymnastics

Year 8

Group 1a - Girls

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9
Football Netball Gymnastics Badminton HRF Handball Tennis Athletics S&F

Year 8

Group 2a - Girls

Netball Football Badminton Gymnastics Handball HRF S&F Tennis Athletics

Year 8

Group 3a - Girls

Indoor Athletics Funds T&C Funds of Games Fitness HRF Badminton Gymnastics S&F Cricket

Year 9

Group 1b - Boys

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9
Rugby Badminton Football Basketball Fitness Table Tennis Athletics Tennis Cricket

Year 9

Group 2b - Boys

Badminton Rugby Basketball Football Table Tennis Fitness Ultimate Frisbee Athletics Softball

Year 9

Group 1a - Girls

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9

 

HRF

Netball Trampolining Volleyball Handball Badminton Tennis S&F Athletics

Year 9

Group 2a - Girls

 

Netball

HRF Volleyball Trampolining Badminton Handball S&F Table Tennis Ultimate Frisbee

Year 9

Group 3 - Mixed

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9

 

Indoor Athletics

Funds T&C Funds of Games Fitness Gymnastics S&F Badminton HRF Athletics

Schemes of Learning Examples

Assessment Criteria:

Basketball Trampoline

KS4

All students receive one hour of core PE alongside the opportunity to study qualification PE. Within these core lessons, there is a strong focus on health and wellbeing in order to promote an habitual enjoyment of exercise and physical activity, as well as an emphasis on full-context competition sport.

At KS4, students are also offered a wider ranging curriculum, with activities such as ultimate frisbee, longball, volleyball and Zumba. Alongside participation, leadership and officiating roles are promoted.

Calendar of Activities

Year 10

Group 1b - Boys

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7

 Basketball

Football Fitness Rugby Badminton Table Tennis Cricket

Year 10

Group 2b - Boys

 Football

Basketball Rugby Fitness Table Tennis S&F Softball

Year 10

Group 1a - Girls

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7

 Netball

HRF Trampolining Volleyball Rounders Tennis H&W

Year 10

Group 2a - Girls

 H&W

Netball Volleyball Trampolining Tennis Rounders HRF

Year 10

Group 3a - Girls

 Trampolining

H&W Handball/Netball Table Tennis HRF Volleyball Rounders

Year 10

Group 4 - Mixed

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7

 Fitness

Volleyball Basketball Handball Sport Education Badminton S&F

Year 11

Group 1b - Boys

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7

 Basketball

Football Fitness Rugby Badminton Table Tennis Cricket

Year 11

Group 2b - Boys

 Football

Basketball Rugby Fitness Tabletennis S&F Softball

Year 11

Group 1a - Girls

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7

 Netball

HRF Trampolining Volleyball Rounders Tennis H&W

Year 11

Group 2a - Girls

 H&W

Netball Volleyball Trampolining Tennis Rounders HRF

Year 11

Group 3a - Girls

 Trampolining

H&W Handball/Netball Table Tennis HRF Volleyball Rounders

Year 11

Group 4 - Mixed

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7

 Fitness

Volleyball Basketball Handball Sport Education Badminton S&F

 

Schemes of Learning Examples

Assessment Criteria:

Football

Courses in KS4

For further information on the curriculum offered please contact Laura Singleton, singleton.l@whiteroseacademies.org  (Head of PE) 

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Physical Education department offer an excellent extra-curricular programme; with numerous recreation activities that are based on enjoyment. Including Athletics, Badminton, , Fitness, Gymnastics, Pilates, Softball, Tennis, Trampolining, Yoga and Zumba. Additionally, the Academy is part of the Leeds Schools; Football, Netball, Rounders, Basketball, Cricket and Rugby, where we compete against schools across the city.

We run an exceptional reward scheme for students; they are provided with an extra-curricular booklet in which they collect points which equate to exciting rewards including trips to watch professionals. To name a few of the trips that we have been on; Manchester City Football (men’s and women’s), Yorkshire Cricket and Sheffield Stealers Ice Hockey.

Staffing

The Physical Education department includes eight Physical Education specialists. Within the department, there is a vast range of specialisms and backgrounds helping to provide outstanding teaching and learning to students as well as a wide ranging extra-curricular offer.

The department also benefits from the support of a dedicated fully qualified teacher to deliver high-quality Physical Education lessons and competitions to our local partnership Primary Schools.

Miss L Singleton is the Curriculum Leader who has taught at taught at the Academy since 2013

Cluster Primary School Work

As part of a locally agreed partnership deal a fully qualified PE teacher from Leeds West Academy actively works alongside colleagues in the local cluster of primary schools and SILC (Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre) to support their provision of PE, Physical Activity and School Sport. This support aims to upskill the subject knowledge and confidence of teaching staff to deliver high quality PE lessons.

In addition, there is a calendar of regular sports competitions and festivals which provide participation opportunities for primary school children of all ages and abilities. Sports leaders from LWA help with the delivery of these events as they gain valuable knowledge and experience though volunteering.

This local partnership is also part of the West Leeds School Sports Partnership which brings schools together from across the West of Leeds to provide a high quality PE and School Sport offer. For more information on the West SSP please see their website - www.westleedsssp.org

Healthy and Active Lifestyles:

Promoting healthy and active lifestyle is a key priority for the PE department. Participation is a primary aim within all lessons, however knowledge and information is provided to students during core lessons in KS3 and KS4, embedding the ability to lead a healthy and active lifestyle both now and in the future.

A number of cross curricular links are made to support this, whilst students who opt to study a theoretical PE in KS4 will learn in more detail the impact of body systems on health and fitness. Knowledge and information is shared in lessons such as Fitness, with a greater emphasis then provided in KS4 with activities including Health Related Exercise and Zumba.

It is important that students are aware of the broad range of benefits (physical, psychological and social) a healthy and active lifestyle can have.