We have highlighted certain groups of students to receive extra sessions in addition to their two hour allocation. We see this ‘value added’ provision as essential in making our curriculum fully inclusive, whilst meeting individual needs of all students.
At St At St Piers School, all of our students are given the opportunity to attain success and develop a positive attitude towards physical activity. With our higher attaining students, we aim to help them fulfil their potential, by providing them with extra enrichment and extension activities and further responsibilities that will develop them, not only in a sporting sense, but as an all-round individual.
Our identification process consists of two processes:
- • Teacher identification – PE teachers will assess students within their PE lessons and ascertain what level they are working at. They will also liaise with class teachers and the school management team, in order to establish students’ behavioural and work standards, outside of their physical education lessons.
- • Formal Data Collection (B Squared) – Data will be assessed from B squared, and higher attaining students will be selected, in conjunction with information gathered from PE/Class teachers.
Additional Support Provision (Super Group)
Small groups selected from across school and sixth form with the focus on using exercise and activity as a means of reducing challenging behaviour. Socially appropriate behaviour is modelled and encouraged. Activities take place in the local community, where students are taught how to access the facilities appropriately and responsibly.
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority’s PE and School Sport (PESS) investigation concluded that physical activity has a motivational impact on children, increasing their self-esteem and general wellbeing. It also found that PE and sport helps children to develop essential social skills such as concentration, self-discipline, cooperation and an awareness of the need to think of things and people other than themselves. The knock-on effect on work in other curriculum areas and on attitude in general makes PE a particularly appropriate tool for helping children with complex and challenging behaviour.