Physical Education

Physical Education

At Archway we aim to deliver a high-quality a physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It aims to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. It provides opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

The Archway curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

As part of the Key Stage 3 curriculum at Archway, pupils take part a PE lesson each week, with pupils participating in a different activity each half term. This allows pupils to build their confidence within the subject and make an informed decision when choosing sports which they may wish to pursue in their own time.

The purpose of KS4 Core P.E. is to provide pupils with knowledge and understanding on how to perform effectively in sport, to promote a lifelong interest and sport participation.

Curriculum Focus 
Intent  It is our intent at Archway to teach pupils skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all students to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach pupils how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness, resilience and equity of play to embed life-long values. Students will also strive to achieve in their lessons and make expected or better than expected progress. 
Implementation  Pupils at Archway, in KS3 and KS4, pupils participate in weekly PE lessons. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all students develop the confidence, resilience and the appreciation of their own and others’ skills and abilities. Our inclusive approach endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also physical and social well-being. Through well-structured and high-quality teaching and learning students will engage in lessons and thrive in their learning environment.   
Impact  Our KS3 and KS4 core PE curriculum aims to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of all pupils at Archway, not only through the sporting skills taught, but also through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, students are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate students (attitude to learning) to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives (progress).   
Archway Academy
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