At Trinity all students experience a broad range of both recreational and competitive sports and opportunities throughout all Key Stages. Within lessons students are taught key sporting techniques, tactics and rules of the game with the intention of enthusing and equipping our young people to continue their participation in sports and fitness. This is supported by our extensive and broad extra-curricular program which offers further competitive opportunities to all students at a variety of different participation levels.
All students participate in core physical education until the age of 16, a government requirement of all students. Throughout Year 7 to Year 11 our core PE program is designed around offering students a breadth of experience in different types of activity. This includes; invasion games, (Football, Rugby, Netball and Hockey) Net Games, (Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball) Aesthetic activities, (Gymnastics, Trampolining, Dance) striking and fielding activities (Rounder’s and Cricket) and Athletics.
We work closely with local sports teams to ensure a wide range of pathways for the students into competitive grassroots clubs and developing player academies. We also emphasize the holistic skills that can be taught through ongoing participation in sports including; communication, teamwork, respect, self-confidence, inclusion and the pursuit of excellence.
By the end of Year 9 we expect students to have a thorough understanding of a broad range of sporting contexts including; invasion game activities, net games, aesthetic pathways, striking and fielding and athletics. This understanding includes; skills and techniques relevant to the sports in question, an understanding of the basic tactical decisions that underpin the sport and the ability to apply the rules and laws of the game effectively to ensure a fluency in the activity.
For students who pursue GCSE PE we expect all students to have significantly developed their understanding of at least two team sports and one individual sport. Students will be able to competently analyse their own and others performance in these selected sporting areas. Students will also be able to perform a variety of skills in progressively challenging drills and full-context scenarios. Student’s performances will generally show a degree of confidence and flair often being supported with the ongoing pursuit of at least one of the students selected sports outside of the school environment.
At key stage 5 we offer the BTEC national extended certificate in Sport. This entails four units. Two units are externally assessed and cover anatomy and physiology and fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing. The two internally assessed units cover sports leadership and careers in the sports industry. The course is an amalgamation of both theory and practical disciplines however it should be noted that the practical element of the course is heavily focused on sports coaching and management. The course is highly popular and can also be coupled with the new Trinity Rugby Academy program which allows the students to access other qualification including their Level 2, Level 3 personal training course and Rugby Football Union coaching and refereeing courses.
SEND and Physical Education at Trinity
At Trinity It is an expectation that all lessons and wider resourcing has effective provision for students with SEND so that they are able to make equal progress to their peers. SEND data is analysed and used to inform planning and interventions where necessary.
In PE all teachers consider the needs of SEND students in three ways.
Firstly, teachers consider making sure that PE is accessible for all students and that there is an equal opportunity for regardless of SEN or disability. This may include adapting instructions, rules, sporting location and/ or equipment to ensure all can participate.
Secondly all information is carefully chunked to ensure this is SEND friendly. In PE this means that there is a three to five instruction at one time rule. This makes it easy for all students to follow. A clear demonstration is also used to support information that is being provided.
Finally, the way PE is implemented at Trinity ensures all SEND students can make progress. This means teachers know their groups and how to support students with SEND. Teaching assistants are used as a key resource within lessons to support engagement.