“The vision of the department is to engage and inspire pupils to lead a healthy, active lifestyle both inside and outside of school.” – Moreton’s PE Department.
During PE lessons pupils will study a wide variety of sports on a 4 weekly cycle to enable them to participate in sports they may not have encountered before// and develop their knowledge of both rules, skills and tactics within each of the sports they are exposed to at Key Stage 3. The sports pupils can experience at Moreton within KS3 PE lessons include: Netball, Football, Rugby, Badminton, Table Tennis, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Handball, Athletics, Rounders, Cricket, Softball and Tennis. At Key Stage 4 the emphasis within lessons changes slightly and moves towards engaging in Healthy, Active Lifestyles and how to do this when they leave school and their structured PE lessons. Activities that have been added to the curriculum at Key Stage 4 include Orienteering, active lifestyle activities and planning personal fitness sessions as well as continuing to engage with the sports they experienced at Key Stage 3. Throughout PE lessons, pupils are also expected to demonstrate the values of Sportsmanship through fair play, teamwork and respect to their peers and officials.
Leadership is also present through all practical lessons within PE. By the end of Year 7 pupils are expected to be able to lead their peers through a warm up either with a friend or on their own, this then progresses during their time in PE at Moreton to leading drills and officiating games within lessons. Pupils also have the opportunity to take on a leadership role when we host Primary Festivals for our local Primary Schools and at Interhouse Sports Competitions within the school. By developing pupil’s leadership skills within PE pupils are better prepared for the world of work or further education as they become a well-rounded individual with transferrable skills ready for the workplace.
Pupils who opt to study PE at Moreton School during Y9, 10 & 11 will follow the OCR Nationals Sports Studies Course. The units they will study include:
R051 – Contemporary Issues in Sport
The barriers which prevent people participating in sport, the Olympics and their impact, how governing bodies encourage participation
R052 – Developing Sports Skills
Assessed in their practical performance in one individual sport and one team sport, assessed in officiating in a selected sport, understand how to evaluate and improve their practical skills
R053 – Sport Leadership
Know the roles, qualities, responsibilities and styles of different leaders, plan a session & complete a risk assessment, leading a group through a planned session, evaluating personal leadership skills and the impact of their session on their participants
R056 – Developing Knowledge and Skills in Outdoor Activities
Learn about what outdoor activity is and the different types of outdoor activities, know the values of participating in outdoor activities, be able to plan an outdoor activity session, be able to demonstrate the skills & knowledge during outdoor activities
Pupils who study the OCR Nationals Sports Studies programme will also have the opportunity to complete an additional qualification – Sports Leaders Level 2, as this compliments the R053 unit and allows pupils to assist supporting sports session within their local community.
As well as lessons pupils have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities outside of lesson time. This includes breakfast clubs 3 times a week, lunch clubs on offer every lunch time both of which where pupils are only required to remove their tie, lanyard and blazer and wear trainers to participate. There are at least 2 clubs on offer Tuesday-Friday after school which allows pupils to participate in teams, but also attend activities for enjoyment. Moreton School has teams in the local city leagues for Football (boys & girls), Netball, Basketball, Rounders and Athletics as well as entries in the National Schools Cup for boy’s football. We also take pupils to participate in activities that are not traditional sports such as Dodgeball as well trips for specifically designed for our SEND pupils and pupils who do not participate in sport regularly outside of lesson.
Head of PE
Mrs Hardwick is Head of PE at Moreton School
What’s in store for our Key Stage 3 Students?