PE and Performance
PE and Dance
Fairfax Multi Academy Trust Physical Education Key Stage 3 Rationale
A high quality broad and balanced physical education curriculum which reflects what students have learned and enables students to ‘know more, remember more and be able to do more’. Inspiring all pupils, regardless of sporting ability to succeed and actively participate in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities in differing environments.
The core purpose of the Fairfax Multi Academy Trust physical education rationale allows faculties to reflect its own context and community, whilst meeting the expectation of the Key Stage 3 national curriculum. Learning is sequenced clearly and privileges thinking and knowledge over task completion in a broad range of sports and physical activities to meets the needs of all students. Direct instruction and opportunities for high challenge and structured talk builds knowledge in long term memory.
The promotion of enjoyment, confidence and character development through a wide range of extra-curricular learning opportunities. Embedding Trust values, promoting healthy and active lifestyles for lifelong involvement beyond school.
Fairfax Academy Physical Education Key Stage 4 Rationale
A high quality broad and balanced physical education curriculum which builds upon what students have learned and enables students to ‘know more, remember more and be able to do more’. Inspiring all pupils, regardless of sporting ability to succeed and actively participate in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities in differing environments.
Learning is sequenced and demonstrates a clear transition from Key Stage 3, the curriculum reflects that with age comes a greater disparity in the adherence to physical activity and sport. Students are prepared for performance in a competitive environment in activity areas synonymous to Fairfax, in addition students are also taught the benefit of physical activity and introduced to new activities that encourage lifelong participation. The balance between advanced skills and healthy lifestyles is carefully managed.
Skill development, benefits those taking Physical Education as an examination subject. Key vocabulary from the specification is applied in all practical lessons, for the betterment of all students, not just those in the within the GCSE course.
The promotion of enjoyment, confidence, and character development through a wide range of extra-curricular learning opportunities. Embedding Trust values, promoting healthy and active lifestyles for lifelong involvement beyond school.
Extra Curricular Activities
Extra-curricular opportunities are, and have always been, high priority. There are many opportunities for sporting participation and progression to sporting performance through competitive and successful involvement in Sutton Schools Hockey, Birmingham Schools Netball, English Schools Athletics and Saturday morning Rugby fixtures across the Midlands to name but a few. In addition, a quality Dance evening as well as Duke of Edinburgh expedition.
Beyond core participation, there is opportunity for exam study in GCSE Physical Education and GCSE Dance, where deep theoretical content is paired with practical performance in multiple sporting activities. These option subjects then provide the ideal pathway for KS5 progression in the Sixth Form.
Fairfax Academy Physical Education Key Stage 5 Rationale
In Art, our aim is to develop resilient and creative learners, who understand that creativity is a process and a journey.
Our curriculum will introduce them to a wide range of processes and skills using different materials, so they become independent and reflective learners with a yearning for exploration through Art and Design.
Drama at Fairfax aims to develop innovative and ambitious young people to be the creative leaders of tomorrow.
We provide an active, creative and imaginative learning environment which fosters rich, meaningful work and contributes to a lasting wider community.
Through developing a love for Performing Arts within acting and design and technical areas, we promote confidence levels beyond pupils’ beliefs and nurture transferable skills that apply to all walks of life.
Our music department aims to ensure that every student, will relish their music lessons and extra-curricular opportunities whilst broadening their cultural awareness. Our music lessons are characterised by both practical and social music making.
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