The National curriculum 2013 document for Physical Education establishes pupils’ entitlement to learning which allows them to:
- 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
The teaching of Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing at Chaselea PRU is concerned with enabling every pupil to become independently active providing them with the background, skills and motivation to opt into physical activity as a lifestyle habit.
The programme for pupils at Chaselea PRU is designed to introduce pupils to a variety of popular minor and major sports while also giving them an awareness of movement and co-ordination in both individual and team games. Health & Wellbeing is delivered through offsite activities in the surrounding area.
PE is taught in either 2 or 3 single lessons a week and a double off site Wellbeing lesson. For onsite PE groups will study an activity for 4 weeks. Lessons will focus on introducing the activity and building up the basic skills needed in order to participate. Or expanding on previously learned skills and knowledge.
The programme aims to develop high standards of skills and concepts in relation to physical competence, health and related fitness, safe practice and personal and social skills. Emphasis will be placed on the process of planning, performing and evaluating, within a safe but challenging environment, to fully equip for an independently active future.
The development of positive self-esteem will be fostered through a learning environment, which values each individual and the unique contribution they bring to the life of the school and the wider community.
Physical Education also contributes to the whole curriculum of a student by offering an alternative context for the learning, understanding and application of language, numeracy and scientific concepts. The subject also contributes to the technological, spiritual and moral, social and expressive/aesthetic aspects of learning through practical activities.