Sport and physical education are fundamental to the early development of children. The skills learned during play contribute to the holistic development of young people. Through participation in sports, young people learn about the importance of key values such as honesty, teamwork, fair play, concentration and dedication as well as respect for themselves and others, and adherence to rules.
At the Smart Centre all pupils study PE during Key Stage 3 & 4. We provide a curriculum that is broad and flexible in order to meet the needs of our students.
At the Smart Centre, KS3 pupils have two PE lessons a week where they can develop knowledge, skills and understanding in a variety of competitive games. These include invasion games (football and basketball), striking and fielding games (rounders); net and ball games (table tennis, volleyball, badminton) and boxing.
KS3 students also have the opportunity to access local off-site facilities and experience sports such as swimming, mountain biking, bouldering and tennis.
KS4 pupils currently have the opportunity to undertake the BTEC Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure which will give them an ideal introduction to the sports industry such as health and fitness training as well as develop essential skills required for employment or progression to further qualifications and training.
Students are also encouraged to participate in tournaments against others schools to experience a competition environment.