The core aim of the physical education curriculum at Tuxford Academy is to create student engagement in sport and activity that will last a lifetime.
We aim to provide a physical education offer that creates opportunities for all students to become:
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
– John F Kennedy
The curriculum offer provided to students allows them to experience a comprehensive range of sporting opportunities and activities whilst also receiving a broad and balanced knowledge rich subject. We hope that this provision leads students to pursue physical education beyond key stage 3 to key stage 4, academic qualifications and future careers.
In addition, we also aim to instil the value of physical activity to enable the students to understand the benefits of lifelong participation and the impact on physical, social and mental health & well-being.
The broad and balanced curriculum offer ensures that every student has the opportunity to
• develop their knowledge and understanding in physical education by providing opportunities for students to develop control and precision, devise tactics, consider rules and scoring systems and evaluate, analyse and improve techniques
• improve performance in physical education by providing opportunities to acquire, develop, select and apply skills in order to increase competence across a range of activities
• enrich students’ character, providing opportunities to enhance teamwork, leadership, and collaboration. This is embedded through a culture of fairness, respect and sportsmanship.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive extracurricular programme across all key stages, this provides both recreational and competitive experiences. The competitive element of our offer sits alongside the academic qualifications empowering students to gain an awareness of a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds, this provokes curiosity about the context beyond Tuxford Academy.
Beyond our extracurricular programme students have chance to explore their own interests in physical activity and sport through carefully considered enrichment opportunities. The extended learning opportunities offered aim to foster an awareness of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of the sporting world around us.
The holistic offer in physical education aims to inspire and motivate students. This enables them to reflect on their experiences and select an appropriate pathway based on the knowledge gained through their physical education journey at Tuxford Academy.