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SMSC in Physical Education

Our department are proud to deliver all of our lessons with a clear focus of:

Spiritual Development in PE


During the range of activities that students participate in, whether core PE lessons, BTEC Sport lessons, exam subjects or extra-curricular PE sessions students develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them. Students are consistently encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in their learning, and showcase a willingness to reflect on their experiences.


Students have dance and gym lessons where they explore creativity and basic movement skills.

Year 7- 9

· Key stage three, gymnastics, dance and trampoline lessons allow students to be creative in sequences and choreography.

· Through the medium of Dance – Expressing personal, emotional and spiritual concepts through dance.

Year 10 and 11

· Students have access to Yoga and health related fitness lessons to improve self-esteem and relieve stress.

GCSE lessons look at spiritual issues related to sport – beliefs and opinions.

Sixth Form

· Opportunities to visit outdoor adventurous activities at Westminster Lodge, Dance and yoga activities in Core PE lessons.

Additional activities for all years including extracurricular clubs

· D of E – different environments

· Units of work focusing on Team building – Motivation, determination and character building


Moral Development in PE


PE in general teaches students about code of conduct, etiquette, handshake before and after matches, applauding the opposition, fair play, unwritten rules and sportsmanship. In every lesson students abide by the rules and regulations, gaining a good understanding of rules of sport and the importance of infringements such as penalties and red cards allow students to understand the consequences of their actions which in turn helps students apply this understanding to their own lives.

The concepts of self-discipline to excel are essential. Students are taught that the only way you can achieve in sport to a high standard is if you work hard and if you can discipline yourself to train and apply yourself.



Learning of rules to sports, understanding fair play and sportsmanship.

All years – Sports Day

Year 7 - 9

Team sports – working as a team member, communicating, solving conflict

Year 10 & 11

· Moral dilemmas in sport are always hitting the headlines. In GCSE PE, level two BTEC Sport, students investigate into deviance issues in sport such as the use of performance enhancing drugs and match fixing.

Sixth form

· Level 3 BTEC Sport all cover topics of deviance issues

Additional activities for all years including extracurricular clubs

· Evening, praise postcards regularly sent home

· Rewards events – Sports Awards

· Using students as sports leaders/ambassadors.

· Sports Relief

· Concept of Self-discipline to excel

Social Development in PE


Students in PE use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The willingness to participate in a variety of social setting, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively. An interest in and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels.



Learning to work as a team, cooperate and communicate effectively.

In lessons

Many practical lessons provide students with the chance to lead warm-ups, skill practices and officiate games to enhance social skills.

Sports teams and activities

Sports activities and teams ran at lunchtime and after-school focuses upon developing pupils social skills such as meeting new people, communicating with others and how to communicate with adults i.e. referees.

Team captains are integral to our sports teams, liaising with everyone in the team and often having to speak and work with the opposing teams from all over the country. Pupils not only play against other schools within the Region but also nationally


Curriculum lessons – Rugby, Basketball, Badminton. Extra-curricular clubs, school trips to matches.

KS3 teams and tournaments

Year 10 and 11

Badminton, Basketball, Netball, Football, Athletics, Cricket

GCSE course – benefits of participating in sport (Physical, Mental, Socal)

Sixth form

· BTEC Level 3 Sport

· Sixth form football teams

· Rewards events – Sports Awards Evening, praise postcards regularly sent home

· Duke of Edinburgh.


Cultural Development in PE


The PE department encourages a willingness to participate in sporting opportunities that will help to develop positive attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.


KS1 – 2

Learning where different sports originate from and what the national sports of different countries are. World cups and Olympic games.

Year 7 - 11

Through Dance in years 7 -8 – expression of different cultures

Learning about the developments of sports in different countries

Sixth form

Trip to Westminster Lodge, University of Herts

 Additional activities for all years including extracurricular clubs

National School Sports Week provides students to taste many cultural aspects from around the world. During the week students taste different themed food from around the world, complimented with associated music.
Learning about different countries during Black History month

Common Wealth Games – Introduction to sport from around the world.  

Students are prepared for life in Modern Britain by learning about a healthy, active lifestyle. They are taught how to eat correctly and understand the importance of a balanced diet. Students learn about key life skills such as teamwork, communication and analysis. Through PE, sport and competition students are able to experience different cultures, traditions, religions and beliefs. They will learn how to be resilient and how working hard will help you be successful in modern society.








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