At South Pennine Academies, we want every student to have the best possible chance to
achieve in school. Stronger partnerships with families, local businesses, community
agencies and universities are essential as we focus on improving student outcomes.
At Willowpark, we recognise the huge value of Physical Education (PE). It is our belief that PE develops children in a vast number of ways. Children develop their motor competency and knowledge, skills and understanding of a wide range of sports, an understanding as to how PE and activity can contribute to a healthy lifestyle -both physically and mentally and how it can develop essential personal qualities such as resilience, perseverance, leadership, teamwork and many more. This contributes to the holistic development of our students and allows them to make informed choices about physical activity and sports, now and throughout their lives.
Our children take part in a range of different activities and sport, as detailed in our well -sequenced PE curriculum. These activities range from basic fundamental movement exercises and simple games in the Early Years, through to more sophisticated tactical development and competitive sport in Key Stage 2.
It is our aim that our students leave Willowpark appropriately equipped with the knowledge and skills that they require to be successful in Key stage 3 and beyond.
We also host and take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and competitive fixtures and events, linked closely to our Personal Development offer.
The intention of the PE curriculum in our school:
To provide all students with high-quality PE and sport provision, which is accessible to all and challenging where appropriate.
To teach our students about the need for exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
To provide opportunities for pupils to take part in competitive sports and activities, both in and outside of school.
To foster links with other schools and agencies, both for competitive and non-competitive sports.
To instil an enjoyment of exercise/PE in students, making them more likely to be active as they grow older and into adult life.
To prepare our students for success in Key stage 3 and beyond.
At Willowpark, we utilise a scheme called GETSET4PE. This provides our teachers with all the resources they need to teach a successful PE curriculum across our Academy. We tailor the scheme to meet the needs of our students and use assessment strategies to plan for those individuals that might need more support or challenge. Our students also have weekly access to specialist and highly qualified coaches through our affiliations with Oldham Athletic Community Trust and specialist dance teacher - Lauren Harrop. We further supplement this throughout the year from agencies such as: Oldham School Sport Partnership, Lancashire County Cricket Club and Sale Sharks.
For more information, please see the documentation below or do not hesitate to contact the school office to speak to a member of staff.
Our PE and Sports Partners
Play on the pitch competition at Boundary Park - home of Oldham Athletic Football Club.
Sports and Activities at Willowpark
February 2023 - Our contemporary Dance team Fusion, once again attended the Calling U Out regional dance competition in Bury and placed an amazing 4th place against some very stiff competition from professional dance schools-amazing work!
February 2022 - Our wonderful contemporary dancers competed in a dance competition for the first time ever and placed an amazing 3rd place!! Such an achievement!!