Sports and PE

Within the academy we strive to create a learning environment, curriculum, experiences and relationships in which all individuals can find expression, be nourished and developed.

The academy commits itself to creating an environment for everyone that is characterised by our core values of Truth, Justice, Forgiveness, Generosity and Respect.

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Physical Education Vision Statement

We aim to develop individual skills, teamwork, and leadership through participation in physical activity.

The Aim of Physical Education

The aim of Physical Education is to provide appropriate opportunities and experiences for individuals to achieve their optimum potential. Physical Education is primarily concerned with physical capabilities but the associated aspects of knowledge and understanding are also vital components for all children. Additionally the development of personal skills within a social setting can be enhanced by participating in an appropriate and sensitively designed Physical Education programme.

Planning, performing and evaluating therefore are important components which have to be pursued according to each individual’s needs and strengths. It is to be acknowledged that the aim of Physical Education is to encompass enjoyment and satisfaction and thereby encourage a lifelong commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Fundamental Aims of the Department:

  • To encourage and motivate all students to develop their full potential through a range of purposeful, yet enjoyable activities within a challenging environment.
  • To develop an understanding of the benefits of participation in physical activity now and in later life.
  • To enable students to be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary related to P.E.
  • To develop an appreciation of skilful and creative performances in a variety of sports activities.
  • To develop the spirituality of all students by promoting the Academy’s 5 core Christian values.
  • To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all students to have equal access to P.E. and to experience success and enjoyment in their P.E. work.
  • To show equality in developing opportunities for all students and foster the culture of inclusion.
  • To promote the development of interpersonal skills (organisation, co-operation, initiative and responsibility) and to heighten self esteem, whilst encouraging tolerance of and respect for other groups and individuals.
  • To provide the necessary stimuli to encourage the development of decision making, imaginative thinking and problem solving.
  • To encourage students to develop personal qualities of commitment, fairness and enthusiasm and an appreciation of honest competition and good sportsmanship.
  • To allow students to develop informed opinions and to be able to support them by reasonable arguments.
  • To provide students with the opportunities to work with others in the wider community.
  • To make students aware of local community sports clubs where they can build upon skills learnt in the Academy and further develop their social skills.
  • To enrich the personal development of students by offering leadership opportunities within the PE curriculum and beyond.

Facilities

Currently within the department we have access to:

4 court Badminton Sports hall

Mirrored Dance Studio

Reception area with PE TV channel

16 piece Techno Gym Fitness Suite

6 route indoor climbing wall with overhang

2 netball/tennis courts

3G floodlit pitch 52x33m squared

3 professionally maintained grass football pitches

1 outdoor basketball court

3 indoor changing rooms

4 outdoor, dirty changing rooms

2 official’s rooms

Indoor & Outdoor store rooms

Resources

Within the department, in terms of extra equipment to aid lessons, the following is available:

  • x 2 Trampolines
  • x 12 Bikes (Trixter)

Scunthorpe United FC Academy

Since July 2009 the Scunthorpe United Youth Department has been located at the St Lawrence Academy. Led by the Academy Manager Tony Daws, the transition from Glanford Park to the Academy has been a long process, modelled on National good practice at the Harefield Academy with Watford FC.There are 16 Apprentice Footballers who are competing for first team contracts. The Youth team train, complete match analysis, eat and report for other duties daily as the Academy has become their new home.

The Scunthorpe United FC Academy Programme is based at the St Lawrence Academy. This provides an elite football environment for players from the ages of 6. They have teams that play matches on the pitches at TSLA on Sundays from U9s to U16s.
Along with the SUFC Academy Manager, Tony Daws, there are 6 full time staff, 4 full time technical coaching staff and 1 full time head of sports science & medicine.

By accessing the link below you can keep up with the progress of the Youth Team and The Scurnthorpe United Academy Programme.

www.sufcacademy.com

Extra Curricular Activities

A variety of Extra Curricular Activities are provided for at the St Lawrence Academy at the end of the academy day, as well as after-school fixtures. All students are encouraged to take part in these activities.  These are displayed on all the notice boards in the Sports Hall and are given out in tutor packs as part of the extra-curricular booklet.

PE KS3 and KS4

Within the academy we strive to create a learning environment, curriculum, experiences and relationships in which all individuals can find expression, be nourished and developed.

The academy commits itself to creating an environment for everyone that is characterised by our core values of Truth, Justice, Forgiveness, Generosity and Respect.

The KS3 National Curriculum for PE

PE develops students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. A high-quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.

PE helps students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

The curriculum should provide opportunities for students to:

  • get involved in a broad range of different activities that, in combination, develop the whole body
  • experience a range of roles within a physical activity
  • specialise in specific activities and roles, taking accredited courses and qualifications where appropriate
  • follow pathways to other activities in and beyond school and, where possible, work with sportsmen and women, coaches and other specialists
  • perform as an individual, in a group or as part of a team in formal competitions or performances to audiences beyond the class
  • make links between PE and other subjects and areas of the curriculum
  • use ICT to assist in planning for improvement and involvement in physical activity
  • work with others to organise, manage, officiate and run festivals, tournaments, competitions and events, both in school and the local community.

Students receive 2 hours of core Physical Education per week.

As part of their core PE lessons, students are offered a broad and balanced range of activities. These include:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket/Rounders
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Fitness
  • Football

The variety of activities on offer provides all students with an opportunity to succeed and gain confidence. Students develop a wide range of skills, tactics and compositional ideas and make progress in learning through the process of performing, analysing and making decisions. They will also be given different roles and responsibilities in lessons with a view to developing basic leadership skills.

In Year 8, Students increase their competence and confidence in Physical Education by building upon the work carried out in Year 7. They further develop skills, tactics and compositional ideas and continue to make progress in learning through the process of performing, analysing and making decisions.

PARENTS CAN HELP BY:

  • Encouraging them to adopt and healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Ensuring they are organised with PE kit for lessons.
  • Supporting the delivery of extra-curricular sporting activities and fixtures offered at school.
  • Encouraging their child to join local sports clubs. The PE department can provide contact details and information about clubs on request.

Extra-Curricular Clubs and Inter-school fixtures are offered in the following activities: –

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Table Tennis, Cheerleading, Cricket, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Climbing, Hockey, Rugby and Rounders.

Sports Science KS4

Within the academy we strive to create a learning environment, curriculum, experiences and relationships in which all individuals can find expression, be nourished and developed.

The academy commits itself to creating an environment for everyone that is characterised by our core values of Truth, Justice, Forgiveness, Generosity and Respect.

STUDENTS WILL STUDY:

OCR Cambridge National Award/Certificate in Sports Science

Curriculum Progress Leader: Mrs Shutes

Cambridge National

Level 1 / Level 2 Award/Certificate

Graded Pass 1, Merit, 1, Distinction 1, Pass 2, Merit 2, Distinction 2, Distinction 2*

1 exam 3 centre assessed tasks

Unit R041: Reducing the risk of sports injuries (25%)

1 hour written exam

Unit R042: Applying principles of training (25%)

Unit R044: Sport Psychology (25%)

Unit R045: Sports nutrition (25%)

Link to further information:

Sports Science

Performing Arts: Dance

Within the academy we strive to create a learning environment, curriculum, experiences and relationships in which all individuals can find expression, be nourished and developed.

The academy commits itself to creating an environment for everyone that is characterised by our core values of Truth, Justice, Forgiveness, Generosity and Respect.

STUDENTS WILL STUDY:

Pearson Edexcel BTEC TECH Award in Performing Arts (Dance)

Curriculum Progress Leader: Mrs Shutes

BTEC

Level 1 / Level 2 Technical Award

Graded Pass, Merit & Distinction 1 exam 2 centre assessed tasks

Unit 1: Exploring the Performing Arts (25%)

Unit 2: Developing Skills & Techniques in the Performing Arts (25%)

Unit 3: Performing to a brief (50%)

3 hour set task

Link to further information:

Performing Arts: Dance