At Hollinwood Academy, our vision aims to provide all children with a broad, high quality and relevant physical education. Through a well-structured and progressive school curriculum we enable all children to develop and challenge their knowledge, skill and understanding. It is essential that children develop an understanding of the benefits of exercise and make connections between physical health and positive mental health with the vision that children will continue to adopt a healthy lifestyle into their adult life.
Within KS1 and KS2 our curriculum ensures skills are developed through the following topics: fundamental skills, invasion games, gymnastics, outdoor and adventurous activity, swimming, athletics, net and ball games and striking and fielding games.
Within KS3 and KS4 the PE scheme of work progressively builds key knowledge, skills and techniques which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, provides stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning opportunities for all pupils. We deliver a range of sports such as basketball, health and fitness, dodgeball, trampolining, striking and fielding and athletics. We ensure that students have opportunities to take part in sporting competitions and events within the local community and realise the impact this has on student confidence and self-esteem.
To support learning, a broad range of extra-curricular clubs are on offer such as after school football club, daily multi-sports clubs and Powerchair football.
Sports trips are incorporated into the school calendar and Hollinwood Academy are members of the Oldham School sport partnership.
Within the school environment 1:1 interventions are implemented for targeted students such as boxing, multi sports, rebound therapy and sensory diet.
Duke of Edinburgh
Completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award gives young people an internationally recognised certificate which is highly valued by employers and educational establishments. A Duke of Edinburgh programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 to complete the award.
You can do programmes at three levels which, when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Hollinwood Academy is currently running the Bronze level award for Year 9 and Year 10 students and will start a Silver qualification in the next academic year.
You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.
You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, gaining personal physical fitness, developing skills, going on a memorable expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).
Your programme can be full of activities and projects which give you experience in activities that you may never have considered trying before, and along the way you’ll pick up, friends and talents and memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Students at Hollinwood Academy have had the opportunity to take part in rock climbing, orienteering, cooking and volunteered within school and their local communities.
If you need any further information, talk to the school’s DofE leader (Mr Heap). If you would like to find out more information please visit the DofE website.