Trinity students have the opportunity to attend Medway Park Leisure Centre on a weekly basis and are transported by Trinity School minibuses.
A register of attendance is taken before student’s board the minibuses.
Trinity staff both escort to and attend all sessions
Trinity staff are highly trained to deliver a range of activities and have the benefit of a wide range of equipment and facilities. These can be utilised to adapt many practices where needed.
Students are encouraged to participate regularly in PE sessions
A register is kept on non-participation, stating reason and parents are informed through their planner. Those not participating remain in school working on Physical Education Projects under the direction of a timetabled member of staff.
The intention of Trinity School is to give every child the opportunity to stretch his/her personal boundaries of physical ability.
Trinity staff are able to meet the demands presented to them by students with a wide ranging level of abilities and skills. In case where levels of ability differ sufficiently the tasks are to be differentiated. Students may be working at a similar skill but not at the same level.
All staff are aware of the need for differentiation at certain levels of ability.
OCR Entry Level Physical Education provides the initial accreditation for Physical Education and those learners who wish to progress in the subject are able to achieve the Sports Leaders Awards. Recognising Physical Education as part of the Curriculum for Life, students are able to complete tasks for the ASDAN Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, ASDAN Certification of Personal Effectiveness and Wider Key Skills.
All students have access to participation within the PE curriculum. There is no bar on the grounds of race, sex, cultural background or learning difficulties. Students are expected to be tolerant of and respect member of the opposite sex, those of different culture and racial backgrounds and to accept the differing abilities of others.
The most obvious link to PE is Science (Forces, Human Biology) but there is much inform cross-curricular linking with Speaking and Listening, Social Communication, Problem Solving, Improving Own Learning and Performance and PHSMSC programme.
Perhaps more than other subjects, PE carries an element of risk, especially with children who may have motor-control dysfunctions. Therefore special care must be taken in promotion of health and safety.
Students have the opportunity to choose Sports Leadership as an option.