The Waldegrave PE curriculum is designed so students will be able to develop competence in a broad range of physical activities and engage in competitive sports, but at the same time develop the confidence and interest to get involved in sport and exercise outside of school, and to know why and how to lead healthy, active lives.
Lessons and schemes of work in KS3 are structured to allow students to develop and become more confident in their techniques and to learn how to use strategies and tactics, and to then apply the knowledge and skills learned across different sports. Students are offered a wide and varied curriculum including team games, individual activities, competitive activities and creative activities such as dance, to encourage participation and promote enjoyment. We want students to be confident in taking on a range of roles including performer, coach and official. As students enter KS4 they also have opportunities to experience new activities to further promote lifelong participation.
Students regularly work in groups to encourage values such as fairness and respect and students are encouraged to be cooperative and supportive of each other. They will also learn to analyse their performances and identify how to improve.