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.
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
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.
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
Key Stage 3
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
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.
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)
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
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
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
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.
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.