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Facilities

We are fortunate enough to visit a variety of locations, these include Selby Gym, Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall, Riccall Hall, Leeds climbing wall, Rokt climbing centre, Bishops Wood, Brimham Rocks to name a few.  This term we have spent several session mountain biking at Sherwood Pines. 

Activities include:

Dance, Hockey, Badminton

Health Related fitness (gym work), Combat Sports (Judo, Wrestling)

Bush craft and survival skills, Climbing (both Indoor and Outdoor)

Canoeing/ Kayaking, Orienteering, Bike Riding

Ethos

The PE department seeks to develop social and emotional well- being through increasing individual resilience, and independence. This development will give pupils lifelong access to enjoying sport, health and well-being.

Lesson Expectations  

During the PE lessons the pupils are expected to display high standards of behaviour at all times. This is an expectation of all lessons; especially within PE which has specific health and safety implications. Pupils are expected to attend every PE session; all specialist equipment will be provided by the school such as helmets, harnesses. 

The lessons are taught with a particular emphasis on collaboration and team building e.g. pupils’ video record sessions or take photograph to allows self and peer assessment to take place.  SMART targets are set by pupils to develop each other’s performance. 

All lessons are carefully planned to enable students to make good rates of progress and achieve their potential. Students will demonstrate progress against national curriculum levels. Students will usually be supported in lessons by a higher level teaching assistant. On occasion we have a variety of visiting specialist instructors and teachers; recently we have had a specialist dance teacher who worked on street dance and hip-hop.

The School is a member of the Specialist Schools Sports Partnership and will participate in regional competitions and tournaments arranged throughout the year in a variety of sports.

 

Accreditation of courses

There are opportunities to achieve a series of vocational awards such as NICAS (national indoor climbing award scheme), Paddle power (kayaking and canoeing), Duke of Edinburgh, Young navigators award.

 

The BTEC option itself will involve activities such as archery, first aid, climbing, biking, kayaking, and walking. Other modules within the award include a leadership element in which pupils will be expected to plan and deliver a session. The last module will include an expedition in which the pupils will plan including aims and objectives, and plan an expedition with supervision. This could be a canoe journey, a biking trip, or hike in the mountains. The BTEC will also involve an element of theory work which will be assessed through written coursework, so the BTEC will be both practical and theory based.

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