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The Health & Wellbeing Department
Head of Department = L Shepherd
The department consists of 3 specialist teachers with a wide and diverse range of skills and expertise, Miss L Shepherd is curriculum leader for the department working with Miss L Whyte and Mr G Gardner. In September 2019 health and social care subject will join physical education to create the Health & Wellbeing department.
The department has a range of fantastic resources to use within our curriculum area including an all-weather full-size AstroTurf pitch, a 3G football pitch, a full sized sports hall, a dance studio and access to a state of the art fitness suite.
Key Stage 3
September 2019 will see the introduction of our new Health and Wellbeing curriculum, learners will move away from set traditional sports and will instead participate in a range of varied activities whilst concentrating on developing specific qualities and skills. Building character, resilience and respect will form a large part of the health and wellbeing curriculum and learners will experience these skills through sport.
Key Stage 4
Beyond key stage 3 learners will be given a range of options for further study within the health and wellbeing curriculum. GCSE PE is studied in years 10 & 11 and learners will be expected to master three practical sports, complete a set-controlled assessment and sit two end of year exams. GCSE is graded on a 9-1 system and learners can expect 70% of their course to be theory-based learning.
We also have two vocational options within the health and wellbeing department, these are BTEC Sport and BTEC Health & Social Care. Both courses are of vocational context therefor learners can expect to sit one formal exam totalling around 30% of their final grade, with the remaining 70% being a mixture of assignment and project-based work alongside presentations and role play.
Learners who do not opt for further study at key stage 4 will experience 2 hours of core PE every week where healthy active lifestyles are developed, learners will be given knowledge surrounding different types of health and how to best promote their own personal sense of physical, mental and emotional wellness through sport and physical activity.
In line with our new curriculum launch in September 2019 we will also be introducing our new Extra-curricular timetable. Learners will have the opportunity to trial for various teams and to represent our school in the local school leagues and beyond. Also, on offer will be a variety of multi skills clubs and activities where learners can come to exercise in the gym, take part in a spinning or HITT step session or experience different sports such as trampolining and tennis. In addition to the sessions offered by RSHS we continue to have a strong partnership with Manchester City in the Community project and look forward to our new and exciting partnership with the RFU. Working with both outreach projects allows our learners to have the opportunity to develop their practical skills and train with a specialist coach.
All extra-curricular messages and achievements will be posted on our school web page and on our social media pages.