The Department will support, contribute and complement the aims of the school. This whole school approach will give every pupil at RS Armagh a consistent base from which to develop.
Every pupil will have access to Physical Education at RS Armagh and can only benefit from this. No barriers will be formed based on sex, race, religion, culture, or ability.
The Philosophy is that sport/physical activity is a choice for everyone. Pupils will be encouraged to develop their own abilities through a broad and balanced curriculum.
Success will be highlighted at the individual’s own level, thus allowing success being achievable to all.
Pupils will be challenged, through differentiation, in all three components of Physical Education i.e. Planning/Performing/Evaluating. This will create pupils, who can not only perform, but also analyse strengths and weaknesses, understand a variety of concepts and support others around them in different environments.
The National Curriculum will be met at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Sound progression will be made, therefore enabling pupils to increase their ability during their school career.
Assessment is carried out after each unit of work, and so a pupil can clearly see the progress they make during a Key Stage, with End of Key Stage Statements being written.
Clear targets can be set, so a pupil can work on their own particular area. This occurs across both Key Stages so pupils are aware of the need to develop.
There are many social aspects of child development, which can occur in any Physical Education lesson. It is important that, as a teacher, these areas of learning are challenged and examined by each pupil.
The Department will look to foster self-esteem and encourage pupils to understand the importance of morals, ethics and an appreciation of what you can, and cannot, do.
“No-one is perfect, some are closer than others, but there is always something you can do better than someone else, and in return, there is always something someone can do better than you.”