Within the PE department at St. Luke's, our aim is to provide our students with opportunities to develop both mental and physical aspects of themselves and their character through a broad range of team sports and independent activities, as well as outdoor adventure activities. We ultimately hope to support and encourage pupils to future and continued participation in sport.
PE develops students' competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of the academy. A high-quality PE curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies, and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation, and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others' performances and find ways to improve them.
The Sports department is very passionate about improving the students as a whole. We teach many essential life skills through sports to ensure our students leave the academy with the best possible opportunities to be successful in life: Managing our emotions, Teamwork, Leadership, Hardwork, Reflective learning, Resilience, Sportsmanship, Positivity, Communication and we also embed our 3 core school values into the lessons Kindness, Perseverance, and Respect.
Whilst PE lessons are a core subject within all students' timetables, those in KS4 are able to study a BTEC level 1 qualification. This is a portfolio-assessed qualification that focuses on the health and fitness aspects of the sports industry. In addition, we offer mentoring and leadership opportunities for students to be able to build their confidence and become role models for younger students.