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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.

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 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.

Courses in PE

 Key Stage 4

Term By Term Schemes of Work

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Physical Education KS3

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Physical Education KS4

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Physical Education BTEC Level 2 Sport

For further information on the curriculum offered please contact Laura Singleton, singleton.l@whiteroseacademies.org  (Head of PE) 

Extra-Curricular Activities

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.  

Staffing

 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. Four 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.

Miss L Singleton is the Curriculum Leader who has taught at taught at the Academy since 2013.

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 the local cluster of primary schools and SILC (Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre) to support their provision of PE, Physical Activity and School Sport. This support aims to upskill the subject knowledge and confidence of teaching staff to deliver high quality PE lessons. In addition, there is a calendar of regular sports competitions and festivals which provide participation opportunities for primary school children of all ages and abilities. Sports leaders from LWA help with the delivery of these events as they gain valuable knowledge and experience though volunteering. 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