Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Secondary Pathway 2

Secondary Pathway 2 – Based on the KS2 and KS3 National Curriculum Delivered by PE Specialist Teacher and Class Teachers)

In this pathway, pupils will follow an adapted approach to the Secondary 2 and 3 Pathway, that will still follow a multi skill and ability focus, but will introiduce individual sporting elements when appropriate.

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs 

Half termly units will have an ability focus and will include a range of multi skill and fundamental movement activities, this will progress when appropriate into sport specific activities.

Pupils also have approximately 6 hours of differentiated swimming and water safety lessons per year.

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Secondary Pathway 2 – Based on the KS2 and KS3 National Curriculum Delivered by PE Specialist Teacher and Class Teachers)

In this pathway, pupils will follow an adapted approach to the Secondary 2 and 3 Pathway, that will still follow a multi skill and ability focus, but will introiduce individual sporting elements when appropriate.

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs 

Half termly units will have an ability focus and will include a range of multi skill and fundamental movement activities, this will progress when appropriate into sport specific activities.

Pupils also have approximately 6 hours of differentiated swimming and water safety lessons per year.