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At Blackfriars Academy we aim to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum to inspire all pupils to succeed and enjoy sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness and personal progress.
By providing opportunities to compete in sport and other activities we aim to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The National Curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
Key stage 3
Pupils build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across a range of different sports and physical activities. Through their lessons pupils should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
Pupils will be taught to:
Key Stage 4
Pupils are encouraged to tackle more complex and demanding physical activities. They have the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.
Pupils are taught to:
Blackfriars Academy is a member of the North Staffs Special School Sports Association, which enables the school to compete in numerous sports and activities from Football to Fishing, allowing the children to have fun, get out and about, meet other young people and experience the thrill of competition.
The PE team at Blackfriars endeavors to deliver lessons that are inclusive, fun and enjoyable for all.