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PE /Health and Social Care

PE Intent Statement

"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.” (Nelson Mandela 2000)

At Shirebrook Academy, we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE; encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for students to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their wellbeing and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Our fully inclusive curriculum aims to ensure that all students make outstanding learning and progress. In PE, we aim to ignite students’ passion for learning in PE and recognising the diversity of our learners, we provide a dynamic, varied and stimulating programme of activities and sports that ensures an enjoyable and engaging learning experiences for all. At Shirebrook Academy, we strive to ensure the curriculum is flexible to suit every individual need.

We encourage all students to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely, yet imaginatively, to achieve their personal goals. All students have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and, using the medium of sport, increase their self-esteem. We aspire for students to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.

The aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity, healthy lifestyles which supports both physical and mental wellbeing. Students are taught to observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators – thus, embedding life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration, communication and equity of play and leadership. All of this is essential in the development of transferable skills that aid students in their learning now and in the future. In addition we provide extra-curricular activities to supplement our curriculum and provide links to community clubs.

We provide a broad range of qualifications including GCSE PE, BTEC Sport and BTEC Health and Social Care. This suite of subjects aims to meet the interests and needs of all of our learners. It also provides a broad learning and skills base to facilitate students who wish to study these subjects in further and higher education or training.