‘To deliver a high-quality Physical Education curriculum to develop the crucial skills and attributes required to become a well-rounded and employable individual ready for the modern world. We also aim to encourage and nurture students to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.”
Alderlsey PE Department.
The PE department here at Aldersley consists of a number of sports specialists who are trained in delivering high quality physical activity lessons in a variety of different sports. Within the core PE curriculum, we incorporate personal development skills (PDS) and teach them through a sport to ensure our students are respectful, resilient, responsible, confident, motivated, co-operative with others and healthy and safe in both a physical and emotional capacity. This approach covers a range of activities including cooperation through Football & Netball, confidence through Rugby, Badminton, Basketball, Trampolining, Gymnastics & Handball, resilience & self-motivation through Fitness, Striking & Fielding & Athletics and responsibility and respect through Dodgeball. Each of the activities are taught in six-week lesson blocks which gives students the opportunity to access a broad curriculum which enables them develop their PDS skills through a variety of different sports.
The lessons are taught in double periods to give students time to fully immerse themselves and develop their skills and knowledge within each physical activity. At the end of each block, students are assessed using a ‘Head, Heart, Hands’ approach which enables us to see the whole picture of a student’s progress with PE. This student centre approach allows students to not only be assessed on their physical replication of skills but also gives weight to students developing their cognitive thinking skills in the development of tactics and strategies and their effort, attitude and resilience within lessons.
Enrichment is also a large part of PE at Aldersley and a number of thriving clubs are offered most of the days of the week. Students are given the opportunity to receive additional, more focused coaching from our sports specialists in Football, Netball, Volleyball, Cricket, Athletics, Rounders, Table Tennis, Rugby & Basketball which are all offered at different times throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to use our excellent fitness centre which contains a wide a range of gym and fitness equipment to cater for all.
Aldersley is also very active within Wolverhampton City sports competitions with teams entering competitions in Football, Netball, Rugby, Swimming, Cricket, Dodgeball, Athletics & Rounders.
Students can also choose to study PE as part of their GCSE qualifications, in a department with a history of excellent results. The pathways available to students are either Edexcel GCSE PE or the OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies and further study is available at post 16 with either a Level 3 BTEC Sport Diploma or Certificate.
Mr A. Lane
Head of PE
Mr Lane is Head of PE at Aldersley High School