Physical Education and Dance

Physical Education and Dance are essential subjects that are embedded into the OBA curriculum. These practical subjects provide a range of sporting opportunities which excite, motivate and challenge all students whilst encouraging lifelong participation in physical activity.

Sedentary lifestyle is a major factor in leading to poor physical and mental health within the population of the UK. The Physical Education and Dance curriculums are structured to counter this as students will be active for prolonged periods of time during their timetabled lessons. This allows students to improve fitness and develop the physical literacy and skills such as balance, agility and coordination. 

The Physical Education and Dance curriculums also allow students to develop social skills. They learn how to effectively work together as a team to outwit opponents and choreograph dances. This allows students to develop social skills like organisation, communication and cooperation.

Curriculum maps, schemes of work and lessons are all planned to allow students of all abilities to make progress in Physical Education and Dance. In dance students are taught a range of different styles and chorographical techniques. Motifs are broken down to allow students to understand how to perform the dances in stages to build confidence and self-belief. In physical education skills needed to perform in all sports taught are also broken down into stages. Students are then given ample practice time to develop their skills before putting them into practice in competitive situations. Staff are proficient in effective differentiation techniques to ensure that they fully enable and extend students where necessary.

The more students read about the world in which they live, the better able they are to comprehend the importance of sport and dance within society. This will help to enable students to follow positive role models in sport and dance whilst further developing their ‘love’ for this subject. Wider reading in physical education and dance is going to be embedded into the schemes of work that are taught. Recommended reading will be based upon the student’s interests and the sports or dance styles that are being taught.

To really understand and appreciate the importance of Physical Education and Dance students will be given the opportunity to participate in a range of extra-curricular enrichment activities. There are weekly sport and dance clubs that all students are welcome to get involved in. Students will also have the opportunity to represent the academy in the following teams and sports in inter school competition:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country

Students will have the opportunity to showcase their dancing abilities in the following ways:

  • Annual school performing arts production
  • KS3 Dance Club
  • Musical Theatre Club
  • Creativity Evening

Selected students will also be invited to attend our annual PGL Outdoor and Adventurous Activities weekend at Caythorpe Hall. 

Curriculum Maps

Here you can browse the curriculum maps for each Key Stage. Use the tabs to select the subject and key stage you wish to view, and use the left & right arrows to browse through the slides.