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John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre is a fully comprehensive 11-18 school in the rural town of Ross-on-Wye.

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ADDRESS

Ledbury Road

Ross-on-Wye

Herefordshire

HR9 7ET

(For sat nav use HR9 7AJ)

Tel. (01989) 764358

Email: admin@jkhs.org.uk

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Physical Education

JKHS Physical Education department aims to give all students a lifelong enjoyment of physical activity, develop skills in a range of sports and encourage a competitive spirit with the emphasis on our mission statement: respect and fair play.

​​Teaching Staff

Mr M Donoghue – Head of Department, email: BoysPE@jkhs.org.uk
Mrs S Butler – Second in Department, email GirlsPE@jkhs.org.uk *

Mr C Elias
Mrs C Godwin
Mr C Godwin
Miss S Johnstone

Mr J Deuchar

*Mrs Butler is also School Sport Co-ordinator

Mr Michael Donoghue

Head of Department

Mrs Shona Butler

Second in PE / Sports Co-ordinator

Safeguarding

This is number 1 priority for the PE department during all aspects of the curriculum. A safeguarding document is updated regularly and communicated with all PE staff and non-specialists within the department.

Aims

Linked to national curriculum aims the department focus is to ensure all pupils:

  • Enjoy physical activity

  • Are aware of the importance of a balanced, healthy, active lifestyle

  • Develop skills and tactical awareness in a broad range of competitive activities

  • Are able to work confidently as an individual and in a team

  • Show respect and tolerance to others and are aware of the importance of high standards in behaviour

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Key Stage 3

Subject Content

  • Skills, tactics and strategies are developed in a wide range of team games which include: football, hockey, rugby, netball, handball, cricket, rounders, tennis and basketball

  • Individual skills are learnt and developed in athletics, gymnastics and dance

  • Through analysis of their performance students are continuously challenged to improve

  • Health Related Fitness is taught integrally within the curriculum as well as a separate unit of work to educate students on the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle

 

Assessment

  • Students are assessed in their progress continuously by staff and in a summative context at the end of each unit of work. Staff are fully aware of the skills ladders in the department and use professional judgement to indicate whether a student is developing, achieving or exceeding the expected progress criteria.

  • Students regularly peer and self-assess in lessons to monitor and reflect on their progress

​​​​Key Stage 4 

All students continue to have 4 hours per fortnight of PE with those taking GCSE PE having an extra 5 hours. The aims of the key stage 4 curriculum is to develop and extend skills, and build knowledge of healthy, active lifestyles. Individual and group responsibility is given more to students during the key stage, such as individual team tactics and strategies.

Subject Content

Students are given option pathways at the start of each term and can choose during the key stage to progress on one or more than one pathway. Pathways include:

  • Competitive outdoor game activities (football, netball, hockey, rugby, cricket and tennis)

  • Competitive indoor game activities (badminton, handball, volleyball and basketball)

  • Health-related Fitness (Link with local gym)

  • Athletics (performance related work leading to specialising in strongest disciplines)

GCSE PE

Subject Content

The department continue to develop a flexible scheme of work and link to exam-board specification. Theoretical and practical lessons are intertwined and understanding developed through different T+L strategies

Assessment

Integral throughout every lesson as well as formal assessments throughout the key stage at the end of various units of work. These are planned to coincide with the schools’ internal assessments. Student progress is linked to set target grades. Practical assessments are done continuously and summatively at the end of each unit of work linked to skills/competitive game

Key Stage 5

A Level PE

Subject Content

The department continue to develop flexible and fluid schemes of work and link to exam-board specification. Theoretical and practical lessons are intertwined and understanding developed through different T+L strategies

 

Assessment

Integral throughout every lesson as well as formal assessments throughout the key stage at the end of various units of work. These are planned to coincide with the schools’ internal assessments. Student progress is linked to set target grades and peer and student marking is integral throughout the key stage. This is monitored half-termly with the departments’ mentoring scheme.

Extra-Curricular PE

The department strongly encourages all students to take part in competitive activity in activities inside and outside of school.The department runs an extensive extra-curricular programme which encapsulates both competitive activities and the importance of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. I

Competitive sports are integral in lessons which leads to large numbers of participation in Intra and inter school competitions in football, hockey, netball, rugby, tennis, rounders’ and cricket.

Many students volunteer for Sports Leadership roles which is planned to coincide with primary school events and develops opportunities of fairness and respect. The department runs two prestige international trips skiing in Europe and a netball/rugby tour to South Africa.