Overall Aims

The Personal Development faculty at Queensbury Personal provides a framework through which a foundation of knowledge, skills and attitudes are developed which build positive healthy adult life styles through its subjects PE, Personal Development / SMSC , Personal and Social Development(KS 5 only) and Sex and Relationship Education which is covered in Personal Development /  SMSC at all key stages. It promotes the physical, social, mental, spiritual and aesthetic well-being of the individual, of groups and the community.

PE aims to stimulate interest and enjoyment in PE, where students enjoy learning and achieving. In KS 3: pupils work on a scheme of work that prepares them for the Entry Level Exam taken in KS4 by enabling them to take part in games that they will cover in key stage 4 (Football, Basketball, Cricket, Rounders, golf and cycling  etc ) as well as participating in other sporting activities, including swimming in year 8, giving them a rounded experience of sports that they may wish to participate in after leaving school.

KS3Intent
(Why are we doing it)
Implement
(How we are going to do it)
Impact
(What we want to see and develop)
DiscoveryFocussed on developing some understanding of how to stay fit and healthy.
To try to improve the pupils social interaction with each other.
To improve their gross and fine motor skills.
To deliver sessions including such activities as Kurling / target throwing / boccia / play parachutes as well as practicing basic skills in games based activities such as Football, Basketball, Cricket, Rounders.

'Exercising safely and effectively' is focused on during all activities.
Teamwork and social skills to develop through taking part in sporting activities.

To gain a variety of basic skills that help them to participate in a variety of physical activities and enjoy an active lifestyle.
ExplorerFocussed on developing their understanding of how to stay fit and healthy.
To try to improve the pupils social interaction with each other through teamwork.
To try to develop the basic skills in different sporting activities.
To deliver games based activities including such activities as Football, Basketball, Cricket, Rounders.

Knowledge of scoring, rules of games and tactics are developed.
To develop skills and techniques which equip them to take part in PE activities. To develop their knowledge of rules and basic tactics.

Teamwork and social skills to develop through taking part in sporting activities.
NavigatorWe hope that, through all the sporting opportunities and physical activity we offer, the children will potentially develop a love and passion for sport and continue this into their later lives.To develop previously learnt skills in games based activities including such activities as Football, Basketball, Cricket, Rounders.

Knowledge of scoring, rules of games and tactics are developed.
To develop their skills and tactical knowledge and to start showing this in game situations.
Teamwork, positional sense and social skills to develop through taking part in sporting activities.
VentureFlexibility in the learning of topics which will help them to have a clearer understanding of how to stay fit and healthy and to improve their social skills, teamwork and ways in which they interact with others in school and outside.
We hope that, through all the sporting opportunities and physical activity we offer, the children will potentially develop a love and passion for sport and continue this into their later lives.
To develop previously learnt skills in games based activities including such activities as Football, Basketball, Cricket, Rounders.

Knowledge of scoring, rules of games and tactics are developed.
To develop their skills and tactical knowledge and to start showing this in game situations.
Teamwork, positional sense and social skills to develop through taking part in sporting activities.
KS4Intent
(Why are we doing it)
Implement
(How we are going to do it)
Impact
(What we want to see and develop)
DiscoveryTo develop their gross and fine motor skills and implement these skills into a game situation and to develop an understanding of the rules of different games.
To try to improve the pupils teamwork skills and social interaction with each other.
We provide the opportunity for all pupils to aim to achieve an Entry Level PE qualification which is graded by ability.
To develop their basic techniques and skills in order to improve their performance in different sporting activities.
Teamwork and social skills to develop through taking part in sporting activities.
To gain a variety of basic skills that help them to participate in a variety of games that they may want to continue after school.
Pupils will have a greater awareness of themselves, their environment in which they live and the world around them.
ExplorerFocussed on developing their
Teamwork skills and to have an understanding of rules of games and tactics.
To try to further develop skills in different sporting activities.
To be physically active for sustained periods of time.
To encourage the pupils to use tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, rounders, athletics and tennis]
Students are working towards their Entry level qualification in PE. They select and apply skills, tactics, strategies and team skills for each activity.
Pupils will have developed their skills and techniques in a variety of games.
They will develop their knowledge of rules and tactics.
Teamwork and social skills to develop further through taking part in sporting activities.
NavigatorTo develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, be physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives.
We aim to improve and increase the quantity of high quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils' attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school.
They are encouraged to develop their tactics and skills in game situations and work on strategies to 'outwit an opponent'. Students also work on their ability to organise competitions and to officiate if appropriate.
Students are working towards their Entry level qualification in PE. They select and apply skills, tactics, strategies and team skills for each activity. Students are taught how to analyse their performance compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
PE lessons at Queensbury School will help students to understand how exercise helps them to develop a healthy lifestyle, gain a variety of skills that help them to participate in a variety of physical activities and enjoy an active lifestyle.
They also learn positive team skills including cooperation, leadership, cohesion and responsibility and also learn how to better cope in stressful, challenging or painful situations.
to manage their emotions and increase their self-esteem.
Venture

Examples

Inter – school competition / PE Events

Inter – school competition / PE Events take place throughout the year with different key stages representing the school.

These include sports matches against Spring Hill, we have played football matches at KS 4 and 5 We play an annual football fixture against Langley School as they are a feeder school for some of our pupils and we are in the process of arranging a football fixture against Pines School for the first time.

We attend the annual Football Rotary Festival at Aston Villa Indoor Centre, taking teams consisting of pupils from KS 3 and KS 4.

Key Stage 4 classes have attended Walmley Golf Club where they experience local facilities and enjoy use of the driving range. This also gives pupils an opportunity to improve their golf skills for the Entry Level PE course.

Cycling instructors helped to deliver the cycling sessions, covering the Bikeability course as well as delivering the criteria for the PE Entry Level Golf. Pupils improve their safety and life skills by taking part in swimming lessons in year 8.

A whole school .Sports Day takes place each year on site and Sports Leaders assist with the running of the events.

Sports Leaders

We have pupils acting as Sports Leaders each year, these pupils are chosen for their aptitude for coaching, performing and assisting staff.

These pupils also act as Sports Leaders at sporting events and have previously attended Sports Leader training at a ‘Step into Sport’ conference.

The pupils help to organise equipment and coach other pupils where possible as well as helping with events such as Sports Day.

At present, Sports Leaders are Callum Tuckey, John Ewing, Andrew Ewing and Bethany Newbold.

All Sports Leaders have performed their roles very admirably and have shown great maturity and are looked up to as good role models for other pupils.

In key stage 4 and 5 pupils work on improving their health and fitness by working in the school gym in 6th form, equipment includes rowing machines, treadmill, cycle machine, cross trainer and a punch bag.

In the summer term groups may, if suitable, have the chance to visit Rookery Park and take advantage of their facilities by playing basketball / football in the basketball courts or tennis in the tennis courts.