Curriculum - PE

‘Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood’  

Article 3 (best interests of the child) The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children

Article 12 (respect for the views of the child) Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.

Article 15 (freedom of association) Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

With the current child obesity crisis in the UK, Physical Education and sport plays a vital role in tackling physical, mental and social issues amongst our students. Alongside this, the role that PE and sport plays in developing a range of skills for the workplace is crucial; within our curriculum we will aspire to create confident leaders, effective communicators, proactive learners and resilient and responsible citizens. It is our intention to be able to offer a personalised curriculum to challenge all learners in order to ensure they are all able to reach their full potential and be prepared for the next stage in their life. In addition to this it is our intent that our extra-curricular programme will also offer students the opportunity to engage in a lifelong love for physical activity.

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  • Long term planning is in place for all courses. Such schemes of learning and curriculum maps will be designed to contain curriculum detail on; context, expectations, key skills, learning objectives, learning outcomes, learning activities, differentiation and resources;
  • Schemes of learning encourage progression with a view to exceeding national standards;
  • There is consistency in terms of curriculum delivery across curriculum areas;
  • Appropriate awarding bodies and courses are selected so that they best meet the learning needs of our students;
  • Assessment is appropriate to the course and the students following particular courses;
  • There is a consistent approach towards assessment;
  • Assessment is moderated effectively to ensure accuracy and reliability of data;
  • They keep the appropriate members of SLT informed of proposed changes to curriculum delivery or content;
  • All relevant information/data is shared with subject staff. This includes meeting deadlines related to exam entries, data entry on reports etc.
  • Student performance data is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that any necessary changes in terms of curriculum delivery are planned and carried out in a timely fashion;
  • They share best practice with other colleagues in terms of curriculum design and delivery;
  • They review CPD needs of their own and of those in their departments regarding curriculum planning and delivery within their area of responsibility.

Teaching staff will:

  • Ensure the curriculum is implemented in accordance with this Curriculum Area policy;
  • Keep up to date with developments in their subjects;
  • Have access to, and be able to interpret data on each student to inform the design of the curriculum in order that it best meets the needs of each cohort of students;
  • Contribute to departmental evaluation and development of the curriculum for their subject;
  • Participate in high quality professional development, working with colleagues to develop their skills in understanding the learning needs of their students and how best to plan a curriculum to address those needs and engage them;
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to provide an appropriate range of curriculum opportunities.

Students will:

  • Be treated as partners in their learning, contributing to the design of the curriculum;
  • Have their individual needs addressed, both within the school and extending beyond the school through a curriculum which offers breadth, support and challenge;
  • Be given additional support with their learning if they are not making expected levels of progress;
  • Receive co-ordinated support to enable them to make the appropriate curriculum choices.

The Physical Education curriculum will:

  • Lead to qualifications that are of worth to employers and for entry to higher level education;
  • Fulfil statutory requirements;
  • Enable students to fulfil their potential, meeting the needs of students of all abilities;
  • Provide equal access for all students to a full range of learning experiences beyond statutory guidelines and requirements;
  • Prepare students to make informed and appropriate choices during KS3, KS4 and beyond;
  • Help students develop lively, enquiring minds, an ability to question, to debate and argue rationally and an ability to apply themselves to challenging levels of work;
  • Include the following characteristics: breadth, balance, relevance, differentiation, progression, continuity and coherence;
  • Ensure continuity and progression within the school and between phases of education increasing students’ choices during their time at school;
  • Help students develop numeracy and literacy skills which can be applied across the curriculum;
  • Ensure that students' social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding is at the heart of the school's work in promoting fundamental British values and addressing prejudice and extremism by building resilience, confidence and a sense of belonging.

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Portsmouth Watersports Centre – Sailing, climbing, team building, Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Pitch and Putt Golf – Tenth Hole

Beach Volleyball

Rounders and Frisbee on Southsea Common

Navy Camp

Try a New Sport – American Football, Aussie Rules, Hockey


Lunchtime 12.15-12.45pm

After school 3-4pm


Dodgeball CFU

Year 7&8 boys’ football CFU

All years mixed table tennis PDU

Year 7-11 girls’ football LNE 


Basketball LNE

Year 9-11 boys’ football OLO

Year 7-11 mixed netball LNE


Football year 7&8 OLO

All years mixed rugby CFU

All years mixed gymnastics KNO


Basketball KNO

All years (selected) sports leaders training OLO

All years mixed basketball KNO



Regular fixtures in range of sports and activities

University of Chichester Festival of Sport



Autumn 1


Balance challenge

Autumn 2


Plank challenge

Spring 1


Squat challenge

Spring 2


Press up challenge

Summer 1

Tug of War