Physical Education is integral to the culture at Lawn Manor Academy. Pupils engage in all lessons and show good progress in the sports covered. We follow a broad and balanced curriculum, which all pupils have equal access to. Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular teams regardless of their ability or starting point.
Over the years we have experienced great success in extra- curricular and Lawn Manor are a prominent force in Swindon Schools competitions. Our most recent successes come from basketball and cricket.
As a Sport & Leisure department we ensure all pupils learn through well-planned lessons. Every pupil is made to feel valued and all gain a sense of achievement in learning about the benefits of health and exercise regardless of their starting point. The key to our learning is having “fun”
Pupils at Lawn Manor Academy have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities at KS3. They take part in two timetabled PE lessons per week. One lesson is classified as “Physical Education” which covers sport such as: Health Related Exercise, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Tennis and Athletics. The other lesson is called “Games” and will cover team sports like Rugby, Football, Hockey, Cross Country, Netball, Rounders and Cricket. We have recently established a collaboration with the England Rugby Football Union to develop Rugby at Lawn Manor.
Key stage four pupils have one lesson of core P.E. a week and they continue with a broad and balanced curriculum but have the opportunity to select which activities they would like to participate in on a termly basis. We will also offer additional sports like Table Tennis, Extreme Frisbee, Softball and Handball at this age.
GCSE PE is a highly popular option at key stage 4. We follow the OCR examination board and the course is divided into Practical (30%) and Theory (70%) sections.
We also offer the OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies award that consists of four units.
One unit is examination based, one is practical based and the other two units are controlled assessments.
Within practical lessons pupils develop their theoretical knowledge whilst developing their practical skills in a range of sports.
The PE department pride themselves on excellent GCSE PE results.
We are fortunate to have 6 tennis/netball courts that have been recently resurfaced, a field that can accommodate a full size athletics track in the summer, 1 rugby pitch, 1 hockey pitch, 2 football pitches in the winter, an artificial cricket strip and 3 cricket nets. Also, we have two indoor gymnasia and two multi-purpose halls.
The department consists of three full time members of staff and one part time. We are fully qualified in teaching all sports and are very experienced. We are a united team who share the same principles; we are very approachable yet have clear behaviour boundaries. Lessons are taught with an element of fun that ensures progress is made by all pupils.
- Mr M Oliver (Director of Faculty)
- Mr W Smith (PE teacher & Head of Goddard House)
- Miss S Gregory (PE teacher & Head of Fitzroy House)
- Mr C Irwin (PE teacher & work Skills)