Our curriculum intent applies to all our young people, regardless of background, gender, sexual orientation or ability. As a school, and department, we are absolutely committed that the opportunities we plan for and implement ensure that each student can reach and exceed their potential.
Our young people will develop a lifelong love of learning in sport through participating in a wide range of different sports. They will learn about the skills, techniques, tactics, rules and regulations needed to become a competent sports person, and they will have the confidence to participate in these sports, recreationally and competitively, for the rest of their lives.
All students at Wyvern Academy are, without exception, entitled to a world-class physical education curriculum that is holistic, ambitious and aspirational by covering different aspects of the subject including that of participant, official, coach and leader.
It is vital we prepare our young people so that they are empowered to become engaged positive and respectful members of society through a dedicated focus on developing them as professional learners and developing an understanding of the importance of looking after their physical and mental health, through regular physical education lessons and providing an opportunity for students to take part in a full extra-curricular programme of sports activity, including intra and inter-school competitive fixtures.
Literacy and numeracy skills are fed through our curriculum allowing pupils to focus on the precise technical language and skills needed to be successful in the sports they learn and compete in.
We are responsible for ensuring our young people are confident to pursue ambitious next steps in physical education, employment or training which will support their future careers through introducing the importance of a wide range of transferable skills that are used in physical education and to highlight how these can be used by young people in their future learning or career.
Knowledge and skills:
Through our curriculum, students:
- Build knowledge and practical skills in a wide range of sports. These skills are practised and improved over the course of the physical education curriculum from learning basic skills such as passing, tacking and dribbling to applying these skills in competitive situations, whether that be in a PE lesson, extra-curricular club, inter-house competition or full school fixture.
- Develop confidence in as working as a team and communicating positively with peers and opponents. Students will have the opportunity to self-evaluate their own performance and that of others.
- Develop a deep understanding of the theory that underpins the physical education curriculum including the components of fitness, training methods, anatomy and physiology of the human body, diet and the importance of regular exercise.
- Learn about the different roles that can be fulfilled in physical education and sport, including those of performer, leader and official. Develop an understanding of how you can become more confident in all of these areas as you progress through the key stages by working with peers, coaches and local primary schools.
- Learn to self-regulate and work independently as well as in teams, such as when competing in individual sports such as athletics and gymnastics.
- Will have the opportunity to attend elite level sporting fixtures and national centres of excellence throughout the United Kingdom, demonstrating to students the pathways open to them to motivate them to strive for future successes.