At Rushden Academy, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles and making a positive impact on physical, mental and social health. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all students with high quality PE and sport provision.
Our curriculum focuses on six key strands of Physical Education and form the basis of our teaching in both Key Stage 3 and 4:
- Physical ME
- Social ME
- Leadership ME
- Healthy ME
- Theory ME
- Coaching ME
Each strand represents a different area of the Physical Education as we understand and appreciate the differing skills and qualities required in the world of health and physical activity.
It is our vision for every student to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles beyond their years at secondary school. We strive to inspire our students through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. We want our students of Rushden Academy to appreciate the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE we will instil our TEAM RUSHDEN values and transferable life skills, such as resilience and mutual respect, as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport through our extensive extra-curricular programme.
Our extra-curricular programme is open to all our students to attend on a competitive and social basis, which is run throughout the academic year and for those wishing to play competitively have further opportunities to represent the school locally, regionally and nationally in various sporting activities.