Physical Education (PE)
At Elm Academy we endeavour to provide PE of a very high standard. We have a specialist PE teacher who leads all of the lessons to help our pupils develop their physical literacy and this was highlighted in our recent outstanding Ofsted report:
"The additional sports funding is being used to raise participation in sports through the employment of a specialist teacher. He encourages positive attitudes to keeping physically fit and healthy through lunchtime and after-school clubs and competitive team games with other local schools. Together with improvements to the school’s sporting resources, these motivate pupils to reach high standards."
The PE curriculum at Elm Academy offers a wide spectrum of activities to keep the pupils’ bodies and minds active, throughout the academic year. It includes invasion games such as football, tag rugby, basketball and, a new addition, handball. Furthermore we complete lessons of dance, gymnastics, net games, striking and fielding, athletics and health and fitness. Within this curriculum our pupils have the opportunity to go across to Oak Academy to use their facilities, for example during a net games lesson they may use the purpose built tennis courts or even the indoor volleyball facility.
Our free after school programme is outstanding. We have a variety of sports on offer every night of the week, including football, tag rugby, cricket, athletics, multi skills, gymnastics and tennis as well as our non-sporting clubs such as choir and journalism. From these clubs comes the opportunity for the pupils to represent the school on a number of different competitive stages.
As a school we are growing in sporting prowess. We are always improving on previous results and hope to continue this trend on in years to come.