Braunton Academy has a high achieving Physical Education department comprising a team of outstanding, enthusiastic and professional teachers that are proud of the many individual and team successes, which are achieved year in, year out along with our outstanding participation rates in all year groups across the curriculum and extra curriculum.
Our students have access to exceptional physical learning environments enabling all learners to be successful, confident and responsible citizens, and contribute to a balanced healthy lifestyle.
Our departmental vision is based upon a ‘Sport for All’ principle. It is our aim to empower our students to participate in physical activity and understand how this influences their own wellbeing and that of others. By demonstrating the benefits of an active life style, they encourage others to participate in sport, dance, exercise, recreation, and adventure pursuits whilst creating a passion for lifelong participation.
We challenge all our students of all abilities to set and work towards realistic goals and thereby expect our students to take ownership of these goals and achieve their true potential in all areas of Physical Education.
Essential qualities that are central to student progress in Physical Education at Braunton Academy.
Homework / Independent Learning
Core Physical Education
All students in KS3 & 4 are not set regular homework. Instead, students are expected and encouraged to take part in regular physical activity through our extensive extra-curricular programme or through organised sport and activity outside of home. We also expect our students to use both the physical activity at home resource and physical activity record booklets to ensure that they regularly take part in and record their physical activity sessions.
GCSE Physical Education
All students are set regular homework every 2 weeks in line with the department and Academy’s homework policy. This will take the form of a variety of different formats to ensure that all students are challenged and make good or better progress.
Measuring Braunton Academy's Activity Levels
We administer the world-leading Active Lives Children and Young People Survey once a year during the Spring term to all students, which is published annually. This survey gives a unique and comprehensive view of how our students are getting active.
A summary of our Children and Young People Reports