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SMSC in Sport

Spiritual development within PE

  • Through the medium of Dance – Expressing personal, emotional and spiritual concepts through dance.
  • Assemblies on themes such as the Olympics and the Olympic motto.
  • Public Services – different environments
  • Units of work focusing on Team building – Motivation, determination and character building
  • Sky Sports Living for Sport initiatives
  • Accepting challenge – whole school
  • Students are consistently encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in their learning, and showcase a willingness to reflect upon their experiences.
  • Gymnastics and trampoline lessons allow students to be creative in sequences and apply choreography
  • Students have the opportunity to use imagination to solve problems
  • National School Sports Week – Exploring how religion impacts sports participation
  • Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of the body’s performance when exercising; this leaves pupils amazed at the body’s ability. This is also linked to the Christian value ‘Endurance’, as pupils have to show endurance when exploring the body’s capabilities.
  • Through Dance and sports such as Gymnastics pupils are being creative, expressing feelings and emotions in their performances.
  • Allowing pupils’ reflection time to evaluate their experiences allows them to build a positive mind set and promotes progression.
  • Pupils will also see a sense of awe and wonder when observing elite performance from professional athletes and their peers.

Moral development within 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.
  • Rewards events – Sports Awards Evening, praise postcards regularly sent home
  • Leadership Academy
  • Sports Relief Mile & Race for Life
  • Concept of Self-discipline to excel
  • Disability Sport
  • Living a healthy lifestyle and promoting healthy living is apparent in each P.E lesson at EMC.
  • Pupils develop the ability to tell between right and wrong through fair play in sporting events and participating in competitive situations, giving pupils a sense of justice, and how to respond appropriately when they feel there is an injustice.
  • The frequent opportunity given to pupils to umpire and referee supports the importance of abiding by rules.
  • Pupils are challenged to consider ethical and moral issues by discussing the use of enhancement drugs in sport and how fair or unfair this may be.

Social development within PE

  • Leadership Academy – Festivals and within the community
  • Swimming lessons – Year 7
  • Badminton tournaments
  • Indoor Athletics Competitions
  • Cricket years 7 – 11
  • Basketball tournaments.
  • Leadership in lessons
  • Team Captains and House Captains
  • Regional and national sports competitions – wheelchair basketball
  • Anti-racism – context of multi-national and international sports
  • GCSE course explore Racism in Sport
  • Celebration Events & Rewards Events– Sports Awards Evening – praise postcards regularly sent home.
  • The nature of PE allows all pupils to develop the necessary skills to work in teams or pairs, as the majority of activities are based around team games or creating sequences in groups, co-operation with others is paramount to success.
  • Giving the pupils roles such as leaders, coaches, or umpires, and offers pupils the opportunity to develop their communication skills, leadership skills and the ability to settle any discrepancies which may occur.
  • Pupils are encouraged to reflect upon feelings of enjoyment and determination. 

Cultural development within PE

  • National School Sports Week
  • Learning about different countries and national sports
  • Researching different countries and religions and sporting traditions
  • Olympic Themed lessons
  • Pupils are given the opportunity to explore dances and learn games from different traditions and cultures including their own, such as the Haka, Irish dancing, Bollywood Indian inspired dance.
  • Pupils also recognise and discuss the differences between male and female roles within sport, at both elite and amateur levels.
  • Compassion and respect for other culture and traditions is also displayed by all when exploring unfamiliar games or dances.
  • Pupils will discuss how culture affects which sports different nations excel at and how cultural traditions can affect which sports men and women participate in.

Specific examples of SMSC in Physical Education include:

  • Pupils learning to cope with their emotions in a socially acceptable way during competitive situations:
  • Pupils learning to cope with both success and defeat with dignity:
  • Pupils discussing learning objectives and reflect upon issues as well as listening to others opinions:
  • Strategies and tactics being introduced to pupils:
  • The role of coaches, leaders, and umpires are used to develop pupils’ sense of right and wrong:
  • Pupils witnessing positive behaviour in PE and are allowed the opportunity to reflect upon the need for rules and fair play:
  • Pupils becoming aware of different cultural attitudes towards aspects of physical activity:
  • Discovering the role of sport and dance within society including learning dances and games from different traditions: