PHYSICAL EDUCATION LEADER
'ALWAYS START WITH WHY'
OUR SCHOOL VISION & INTENT
'We intend to see our children socially, morally and academically ready for the future. All in equal measure but driven by the social and moral aspects. Our journey is as much about ‘how we approach our learning’ as anything else. Learning to learn is vital for our children. A thirst to learn from mistakes and be resilient and independent as against a culture of ‘learned helplessness’. This can make them ready for the challenges and opportunities they may face in their future and this can foster ambition and aspiration to be the person we hope they can become. We drive and celebrate the skills and qualities that will bring this about and attempt to develop a more rounded, inclusive view and understanding of the modern wider world. Our children’s speaking and listening skills are absolutely paramount and we aim to develop these continually within a curriculum that is broad, well balanced and seizes the importance of our locality, creativity and ‘performing arts’
OUR PHYSICAL EDUCATION VISION & INTENT
At Mayfield we intend for Physical Education to promote, and educate a healthier lifestyle by making our children more active through our core and wider curriculum offer. We see this subject as a prime opportunity to develop social and mental well-being, by working in teams, become more resilient to the highs and lows sport can bring and to see how physical education can foster ambitions and aspirations in our children for when they 'grow up'. To do so we aim to offer a well planned, balanced PE curriculum that is supported by daily lunchtime and extra-curricular opportunities that generate greater participation from more of our children and impact upon them socially and personally. PE can help to make us 'Fit to Learn' and fit for the challenges ahead in life.
SO OUR LATEST WORK IS.....
Our new curriculum 'When I Grow Up...' has kept me extremely busy alongside managing and maintaining the wider and extra-curricular opportunities we currently offer. These are the four goals that we are working towards in our physical education curriculum (which reaches far beyond the school day and 'classroom' hours):
* generate an extensive range of intra-school competition within our wider curriculum for all year groups;
* ensure we meet our inactive pupil targets by greatly enhancing our 'Fit to Learn' lunchtime offer;
* focus upon increasing the skills and capacity of the teaching staff to deliver physical education with increased confidence and challenge;
* ensure that all aspects of the physical education curriculum demonstrate progression and that coverage is appropriate across school.
I have been spending Autumn & Spring Term undertaking an extensive audit of provision at lunchtime and considering the use of the Sports Premium moving forward and its current impact - alongside Mr Denton (our new headteacher). As the new physical education leader at Mayfield for 2019/2020 (and working with a new senior leadership team at the same time), it has been the perfect opportunity to take stock of provision and set out the long term goals (above) that will achieve maximum impact.
We have designed a provisional 'Fit to Learn' lunchtime offer which is now in its trial phases. Alongside the PSHE Leader, we have created zones and Play Leaders as major aspects of this. We now have a number of teachers offering sporting sessions at lunchtime in addition to this - both daily and weekly. We have been reviewing the impact of the Sports Premium funding and are in the process of identifyiong gaps - some of which form our goals above. In addition to this, I am formulating a new inactive target group register and designing a fresh extra-curricular programme from Summer Term onwards to complement our new curriculum offer.
As there is so much ongoing, we have created a PE 'leadership faculty' with Mr Baer and Mr Woodward as part of this - alongside Mr Denton and a PSHE angle from Mr Jolley. Much to do but more capacity to do it now!
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