Physical Education 2023 - 2024
The aims of Physical Education (PE) are:
1 – To develop confidence through a varied range of activity areas
2 – Provide students with the information needed in order to make healthy lifestyle choices and remain lifelong learners, specifically around Physical Activity
3 – Embed key theoretical knowledge of health and fitness within sport and physical activity in order to inform students to be able to train independently and create individualised training programmes
4 – Contribute to mental health and wellbeing in all students through effective promotion of physical activity and its benefits
5 – Develop and embed a culture of student leadership throughout the school to encourage and nurture responsibility and key life skills through the leadership of peers
6 – Provide a pathway for Key Stage 4 students to opt for a certified option route through Junior Sports Leaders Award and an ASDAN qualification in sport and fitness.
7 – Where possible begin to implement extra-curricular opportunities with neighbouring schools both within mainstream and special school partners
8 – Provide regular links to outside facilities including gyms, outdoor education sites and local club sites to raise student’s awareness of such opportunities and develop confidence to join clubs and leisure providers outside of school through effective signposting.
Linked Whole School Department Aims –
1 – Strengthen links and partnership with key stakeholders across the county and regionally including clubs, national governing bodies, coaches, volunteers, county sports partnership and potential funding grants to enhance equipment and facilities.
2 – Develop a whole school (Primary & Secondary), Intra-School Competition structure by planning termly timetable drop down days where all students are involved, either performing, officiating or as part of a media team showcasing the day. To instill in the children a curiosity and understanding of events, places and people in a variety of times and environments.
We aim to link these to our school values and overarching vision around our CREATE ethos: Confidence, Resilience, Effective Communication, Ambitious, Tolerant, Emotional Literacy.
At The Brookfield School the Physical Education Curriculum endeavors to ensure our pupils become:
Confident to develop physical skills in addition to becoming more confident socially through group tasks and leadership responsibility.
Resilient to persevere with challenges they may face during learning and into the world of work, with sufficient physical and related multi ability skills to enable them to pursue given vocational routes in the world of sport, physical activity and any related sector.
Effective Communicators who can listen to others, comprehend and share their views. In addition, they will develop the ability to offer feedback on their own and others work and identify strengths and weaknesses in a variety of tasks.
Ambitious, striving for their personal goals and prepared for further education or employment. This will include achieving accredited qualifications such as Junior Sports Leaders Award or other appropriate courses.
Tolerant by experiencing a broad range of different activities as well developing the ability and confidence to lead their peers through tasks, who are of a varied ability level.
Emotionally Literate through the sharing of experiences and the development of their personal strand of the 5 multi ability curriculum. Objectives of which include overcoming new and challenging activities and dealing with others’ feelings when playing competitive games.
Across KS2 pupils will typically cover Tennis, Basketball, Dodgeball, Exercising Safely and Effectively, Gymnastics, Football, Tag Rugby, Athletics, Rounders and Cricket
In KS3 pupils will cover Badminton and Table Tennis in addition to many of the activities from KS2 and from year 8 onwards will receive an induction to Halo Gym and write their own personalised exercise programme that by year 9 they will be expected to follow independently.
Additional activities are covered in KS4 including Boxing and Martial Arts where possible in addition to the main programme followed in KS3.
At the end of year 9 pupils will select their option subjects and across the 2 year period of key stage 4 will complete a sports leadership award and an ASDAN qualification in Sport & Fitness. On these courses pupils will link with community facilities and clubs to try new sports such as Contact Rugby, Kung Fu & Kick Boxing, Footgolf & Futsal. In the sports leadership award pupils will plan and lead sessions to our younger classes.
We work in partnership with a number of key stakeholders in the local community where we access their facilities as part of the curriculum.
Facilities we pay to hire as part of our curriculum offer (Often at discounted rates)
Halo Leisure Services – Including The Gym, Badminton Courts, Athletics Track, All Weather Pitch, Golf and Squash.
Whitecross Tennis Club – Tennis
Community Club Partnerships that we work with where the club provide sessions without cost and introduce their club to our pupils.
Matt Hudd Martial Arts Centre
South Wye Boxing Club
Hereford FC Community Programme
Worcester Warriors Rugby Community Programme
Academic Year 2023 - 2024
Pupils have been busy fitness testing this half term to measure their progress in things like Speed, Power, Muscular endurance, Strength and Flexibility. Well done to so many pupils for setting new personal bests.
Whitecross Tennis Club
Pupils have been busy on Tennis this term with older groups attending the Whitecross Tennis Club. Some pupils have extended their learning by coming to the after school tennis club on a Thursday afternoon.
Well done to our pupils for improving their skills, tactual understanding and independence by accessing community sports facilities
Academic Year 2022-2023
Sports leadership students from year 10 & 11 have been busy planning and delivering their coaching sessions to each other and also to class 1 who have helped the by taking part at times. They have grown in confidence tremendously and it’s great to see them standing in front of their peers and coaching and encouraging them.
Worcester Warriors Community Coaching Programme - Primary School
Ollie was put forward for Warrior of the Month by Dave Rogers The Worcester Warriors Coach that has been coming in to work with Marvels and Incredibles as part of the Worcester Warriors Community Coaching Programme.
Ollie’s nomination was considered alongside all the community coaches nominees from across Hereford and Worcester and he was chosen by the community coaching team as the best nominee.
We are proud of Ollie and all of our students in the progress they have made and the confidence they have gained from the programme. Marvels will now compete in the Herefordshire Values School Games Tag Rugby Festival this month where they will compete against 11 other schools from across the county.
A huge thank you to Dave Rogers from Warriors for his hard work with our pupils and everyone at Brookfield wishes him well in his new role.
Adam Stansfield Foundation
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Andrea & Shaun Parkin from the Adam Stansfield Foundation, a foundation set up by the family of former Hereford United striker Adam Stansfield, who sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2010 at the age of 31. The foundation is ran by Andrea, who is Adams sister, husband Shaun and Adams Mum Gig and aims to raise awareness of cancer but also provide support to schools and clubs to provide facilities and equipment to enhance their opportunities of playing football.
The foundation have donated 3 separate sets of goals, placed on the primary playground, the secondary playground and a set of roll on roll off goals on the grass pitches kindly stored by our friends at the city sports club.
Andrea and Shaun were given a brief tour of the outside areas and could see first hand how the goals have enhanced the schools outside areas and how they are used daily by many of our pupils. They then spoke to the primary classes about the foundation and why it was set up and then received a framed shirt that the school have had done to recognise the support of the foundation that will proudly hang in the reception area at school.
Peter Reed - Subject Lead for PE said
“It was lovely to welcome Andrea and Shaun to Brookfield, it’s such a fantastic foundation that have helped hundreds of schools and clubs across Herefordshire and also in Devon where Adam also played. The legacy the foundation has put in place is incredible and is all administered by close family members which makes it all the more personal. Adam was a legend at Hereford United and is still revered by the fans today, where after 9 minutes fans still applaud to remember their former goal scoring hero, many of whom would barely have been born when Adam was playing. We are proud to recognise Adams legacy at our school and the opportunities the pupils will have following the support from his foundation. Our after school football club continues to flourish and we now plan to have some fixtures against local schools. We would also like to thank Andrew Wood at the Herefordshire Reuse and Recycle Group who have donated football boots from their boot bank to support the delivery of football on the new goals located on the grass pitches”
Pictured are students who attend the after school football club with Shaun and Andrea and Mr Reed