‘Sport teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and to lose-it teaches you about life’ – Billie Jean King
Our intention at Langley Mill Academy is for all pupils to develop a culture of confidence and competence in P.E – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress.
Pupils will be taught a wide range of skills, techniques and movements. These will then be used in game situations to further implement learning. Pupils will learn about how sport and sporting activities helps towards both their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as developing them to be able to work as an individual or as part of a team. Developing their character in real life situations.
We intend to develop healthier, more active children who have a love for sport, whichever one it may be. We encourage them to be confident in their own ability, to take risks when necessary and to push themselves whilst doing it.
PE is taught by following the National Curriculum through Amber Valley Schools Sports Partnership planning. This scheme is something that the whole school follow throughout the year. There is also a year plan that outlines each year groups sporting activities that year. The activities that each year group do are the same where possible, this allows for growth and progressions throughout their time at school. Students will learn a range of skills each year, this is then developed, nurtured and critiqued throughout the weeks to make sure they are secure and confident in skills learnt. The hope for all students is that they develop an enjoyment for P.E where they feel safe and are able to grow in confidence.
The yearly coverage for each year can be seen here.
Students will take part in P.E twice a week at Langley Mill Academy. In year 4, they all take part in swimming lessons as one of their two weekly sessions. This is taught by qualified swimming instructors at Heanor Leisure Centre.
P.E sessions are planned around three main aspects: Do, think, and feel. These give the students the chance to understand their bodies and how they work, to help give them the guidance needed in correct techniques and to also give them a knowledge and understanding of the outside world of sports and the values that come with sports.
Children of all abilities will be challenged to try and push the boundaries of what they think they are capable of, sharing both success and failure and learning more about the sport from this but most importantly learning about who they are as a person.
From this, we can see a progression throughout the years for each activity taught.
Our aim is that students leave Langley Mill Academy with a knowledge and understanding of both themselves physically and mentally, but also with an understanding or a wide range of sports.
We encourage students to take part in as many sporting activities as possible. This has led to a record high number of students taking part in extracurricular activities both for the school and in other sporting settings.
In the school year 18/19 80% of the school represented Langley Mill Academy at a sporting event. This has been put down to the pupils of the school having a broad curriculum that feeds them with knowledge, skill and confidence to compete.