We offer a broad Physical Education curriculum with students having the opportunity to study a range of activities in line with the National Curriculum. Including, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Fitness, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Health Related Exercise, Netball, Rugby, Softball, Tennis and Trampolining.
We have a fantastic team of staff which provides us with a breadth of experience and specialisms in a range of activities.
Courses in PE
Key Stage 4
Term By Term Schemes of Work
For further information on the curriculum offered please contact Laura Singleton, firstname.lastname@example.org (Head of PE)
The Physical Education and Sport Faculty includes eight Physical Education specialists. Two members of the Physical Education staff are members of the Senior Leadership Team. Five members of the department have a Master’s degree in education, where their studies have been focused on improving the Physical Education needs of the students at Leeds West Academy. The Faculty also benefits from the support of a dedicated fully qualified teacher to deliver high-quality Physical Education lessons and competitions to our local partnership Primary Schools.
Mr A Long is the Curriculum Leader who has taught at Leeds West Academy since 2004 and Miss L Singleton is the Assistant Curriculum Leader who has taught at taught at the Academy since 2013.
The Physical Education department offer an excellent extra-curricular programme; with numerous recreation activities that are based on enjoyment. Including Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Fitness, Gymnastics, Pilates, Softball, Tennis, Trampolining, Yoga and Zumba. Additionally, the Academy is part of the Leeds Schools; Football, Netball, Rounders and Rugby, where we compete against schools across the city. We run an exceptional reward scheme for students; they are provided with an extra-curricular booklet in which they collect points which equate to exciting rewards including trips to watch professionals. To name a few of the trips that we have been on; Manchester City Football (men’s and women’s), Manchester United and Sheffield Stealers Ice Hockey.
The Faculty of PE and Sport is involved in teaching the National Curriculum and a range of other work-related and examination courses. All pupils at Key Stages 3 receive a minimum of two hours Physical Education every week. In Key stage 4 students receive one hour of Physical Education every week. Key Stage 3 is taught in single sex groups. Key Stage 4 is taught in a combination of mixed and single sex groups, this is dependant upon the choice of activity students choose to opt in to.
Key Stage 3
There is a thread in our Key Stage 3 Curriculum that allows students to build up their fundamental motor skills without following a sport specific Scheme of Learning. For example, some year 7 students will study the ‘Fundamentals of the Throwing and Catching’ and this will enable students to build up their motor skills using a range of different equipment to support them in making progress in Physical Education.
Throughout the year students are all part of regular house competitions. Rewards are continuously awarded for the student’s ability to meet the Academy core values in both their lessons and extra-curricular.
Key Stage 4
Within our Key Stage 4 Curriculum there is a focus on Health and Well-being, with pathways that concentrate on Mental Well-Being in particular. At Key Stage 4 students are offered a wider curriculum in terms of the activities that students can experience. Some of the alternative activities are; Danish Longball, Body Pump, Dance, OAA, Trampolining, Volleyball, Yoga and Zumba.
Cluster Primary School Work
As part of a locally agreed partnership deal a fully qualified PE teacher from Leeds West Academy actively works alongside colleagues in nine local primary schools and the SILC to help raise their level of provision and quality of PE. Each of these schools receive two hours per week of support, with the aim of increasing primary schools staff subject knowledge and confidence in teaching PE. Staff twilight training sessions are also held throughout the year to provide further CPD opportunities. Weekly events and competitions are also organised by Leeds West Academy to provide both competitive and non-competitive participation opportunities for primary school children. These events also provide great opportunities for Young Sports Leaders from Leeds West Academy to gain valuable experience through volunteering. Last year there were over 30 events held at Leeds West Academy providing opportunities for children from across both KS1&2 to take part. As well as participating in most mainstream sports children also had the opportunity to try lesser known sports such as boccia and goalball. This local partnership is also part of the West Leeds School Sports Partnership which brings schools together from across the West of Leeds to provide a high quality PE and School Sport offer. For more information on the West SSP please see their website - www.westleedsssp.org