PE is taught in a safe and supportive environment and contributes to a student’s physical and emotional development and health. Our PE curriculum builds self-confidence and independence.
We offer a balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities that cater for each student’s needs and abilities. We set targets for students that increase over time and use varied and flexible teaching styles. PE is stimulating, challenging and enjoyable for all. We help students understand the many benefits of exercise. We record the learning and progress of every student to make everyone makes good progress from their different starting points.
- field hockey
- table tennis
- lacrosse and volleyball.
Professional coaches from Millwall Football Club, Lord’s Taverners may work alongside our PE teachers.
Students can access trampoline sessions during extra-curricular sports clubs or as part of their personalised education programmes. Dance, street dance and dance therapy sessions and a street dance club. All our students have the opportunity to celebrate special occasions like Sport Relief and sports day through sports activities and games.
In KS3 students are introduced to the structures and routines of PE at Spa. They develop independence transitioning from the classroom to the sports hall, getting changed and taking care of their belongings in the changing room. Students are taught the basic skills they need to enjoy and make progress in the subject. These include
- playing as part of a group
- using equipment safely
- following instructions and rules
- playing in a safe and controlled manner
- developing their technical skills.
There are strong cross-curricular link between PE and PSHE.
KS4 and KS5 students use our Fitness Suite to access weight and cardiovascular machines to develop core strength and fitness and to gain a better understanding of the benefits of fitness and strength training. Their progress in these sessions is carefully monitored and programmes adapted in response to their personal needs.
KS4 students receive swimming lessons from professional swimming coaches at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
KS4 students also work towards an accredited ASDAN qualification which includes topics from the PE curriculum.
KS4 and KS5 students have regular opportunities to take part in off-site events like BMX races, multi-sport events and cricket festivals.
KS5 students follow accredited Healthy Living and Fitness courses. They learn basic skills in sailing and bouldering and they learn to plan and perform gymnastic sequences on a trampoline. They play cricket at the Castle leisure centre as part of a South London SEN Cricket Hub, funded and managed by Surrey Cricket. KS5 students can also choose the ASDAN Sport and Health short course as part of our Options programme.
We teach students to cope with both success and defeat as well as develop their physical skills. Staff develop students’ understanding of right and wrong by modeling positive behaviour and supporting students to reflect upon the need for rules and fair play. We teach students skills they can use in their daily lives and that will one day help them to become balanced members of their community and happy individuals.