DMS Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Overview
At Dedworth, we recognise the importance of Physical Education and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality structured Physical Education and sport provision.
It is our vision for every pupil to succeed to reach their personal goals and achieve their potential as well as to develop routines which lead to lifelong to lead physically active lifestyles. We strive to inspire our pupils through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all.
Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferrable life skills such as team work, fairness, respect, leadership and organisation as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.
- PE at Dedworth provides challenging and enjoyable learning experience through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, fitness and athletics, swimming and land based rowing.
- The PE curriculum road map sets out the sports/learning activities that pupils will be taught throughout the year to ensure that the National Curriculum is fully met.
- Pupils in Years 7+8 participate in three high quality PE lessons each week, covering two or three sporting disciplines every half term. Pupils in year 5+6 participate in two high quality lessons covering two sports every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities such as football, netball, sportshall athletics, rugby, gymnastics, dance, tag rugby, yoga, rounders, cricket, athletics, basketball, ultimate, indoor rowing. Lunch time sports clubs are available each day and pupils can attend after school sport clubs/fixtures
- At Dedworth we are part of the Windsor School Sports Partnership. The WSSP help support us with extracurricular clubs for our children, provide staff CPD opportunities to improve the departments knowledge and understanding, development of health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils and organise fixtures against other schools in the local area.
- In years 7 and 8 pupils can be selected to take part in the Sports Leaders programme run in school. As part of this pupils develop their leadership skills and become sporting role models for the younger children. The Sports Leaders help around school with inter house events, leading tasks in PE lessons and running competitions for First Schools in the local area.
- In year 6 pupils are given the opportunity to go on a residential trip to PGL. As part of this pupils take part in activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, archery and fencing. Pupils attend the trip for three days and aim to develop their confidence, team work, and resilience and communication skills.
- All pupils in year 5 complete a six week swimming programme with qualified teachers. This enable us to track those pupils who can’t swim 25m and they are offered a place on the catch up swimming programme that takes place in the Summer Term to help them achieve this.
- Each term all pupils participate in inter house sporting competitions to earn points for their houses. These include activities such as cross-country, football, netball, athletics, dodgeball and benchball.
- As well as promoting sport in school we also provide many links to external clubs so that pupils can be encouraged to participate in sport more regularly and compete in different environments if they choose to. Some of these include Windsor FC, Windsor RFC, Windsor Royals (netball)
- Facilities - Making use of the Community 3-G pitch on site; Tennis Courts; expansive field including full size rugby, and cricket pitches, and athletics track; Sports Hall usage; Gym space; local swimming pool access.
We help motivate pupils to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our pupils learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our pupils with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
The department has access to Ipads which are used to help the children see where areas of self improvement can be made – this enables pupils to make instant progress by changing their practice immediately. Clear assessment criteria sheets pinpoint correct practice and common errors so pupils can see best practice.
Through the extensive fixture list that the department runs pupils are able to showcase their skills they have learnt in lessons.
Many pupils within the school use the skills learnt in school beyond the classroom when playing for clubs outside of school. A small number of pupils compete at a regional and national level.
The school has a high number of pupils who attend afterschool clubs and have been awarded the Sainsbury’s School Game Gold Mark for the last two years.
The impact of Physical Education can been seen when pupils continue their journeys once they have left Dedworth