Policies

 

PE KIT/NO NOTE POLICY

At Forrester High school we fully believe every pupil should be given the best opportunity to achieve and progress their learning every lesson. In order for us to do this we encourage all pupils to get fully changed for PE despite injury or illness.

Participation in PE and engagement is fundamental to every childs develoment and learning. Health and wellbeing is central to this and learning about living a healthy happy lifestyle is high on the schools and goverments agenda.

Pupils who are injured or ill will be asked to assist the teacher in a range of tasks which will further improve numeracy and literacy skills. These include working in groups and developing listening and leadership opportunities, refereeing or helping keep scores. These qualities are central to curriculum for excellence and it is vital that all pupils are given as many opportunities across all subjects to develop skills for life during their time in school.

Research strongly suggests pupils who are part of a class/club/team/community become more confident and are likely to go on and use these skills to positive effect in their lives and beyond the end of their school career. Many studies also strongly suggest physical exercise can improve self-esteem, resillience and reduce anxiety and stress levels. It goes without saying regular exercise can cut down on cardio vascular diseases and diabetes.

By sitting at the side of a PE class in school uniform, we feel that we are not maximising .every pupils learning experience and potential; and this is something we want to change by encouraging pupils to wear PE kit and feel part of a rich learning community at all times.

We would be delighted if you could support the school and department on this matter.

If pupils forget PE kit they will be expected to borrow

 

PE HOMEWORK POLICY

S1-3 Core PE

Rationale

PE in S1-3 at Forrester is predominantly practical, however there may be times when homework is given, either online or paper copy. Pupils will complete tracking with their class teacher and will complete some self assessment.

Occasionally pupils may be asked to undertake a practical task at home (to practise for an event) or watch a high level sports event on television

There is a strong expectation that pupils maintain a healthy life style and undertake at least 30mins of brisk exercise a day.

 

National 4 PE

Homework is very much dependant on the speed of progress made in class.

Homework should be expected every two weeks and pupils have the responsibility to catch up on missed work and unfinished unit assessments after school, at lunch, in a study period or at home.

Pupils should be fully committed to using onedrive.

 

National 5 PE

National 5 is an intense course and a homework task will be issued every week.

Setting aside revision time and committing to catching up with missed work is an expectation for all senior pupils. The use of technology is fundamental to the success of the course, so regular use of ipads and Edmodo is a must.

The department provides many resources for pupils to access throughout the year. These will be stored on Sites, Onedrive, itunes U and www.forresterhs.wix.com/forrestersport.

An after school study support group is also available nearer the exams.

 

Higher PE

Higher pupils should be committed to regular home revision and completing homework to a high quality and returned on time each week. Homework is generally handed out every 2 weeks however pupils may also be asked to finish internal assessment during this time also.

Setting aside revision time and committing to catching up with missed work is an expectation for all senior pupils. The use of technology is fundamental to the success of the course, so regular use of ipads and Edmodo is a must.

The department provides many resources for pupils to access throughout the year. These will be stored on Sites, Onedrive, itunes U and www.forresterhs.wix.com/forrestersport.

An after school study support group is also available nearer the exams.

 

National 5 and Higher Dance

Dance is predominantly practical, so attendance to class is fundamental. There is a clear expectation that pupils catch up with missed practical work either in their own time or at the after school Dance club on a Monday.

Setting aside revision time and committing to catching up on missed work/ theory tasks is an expectation for all senior pupils. The use of technology is fundamental to the success of the course, so regular use of ipads and itunes U is a must.

Homework is given every two weeks.

Pupils should schedule rehearsal time with their choreography group weekly.

Dance pupils should also be committed to performing in the Dance show.

 

SQA Leadership:

Homework will be  issued every 2 weeks and pupils have the responsibility to catch up on missed work and unfinished unit assessments after school, at lunch, in a study period or at home.

Pupils should be fully committed to using onedrive/ Itunes U to access online resources/submit unit assessments.

 

Enrichment: (Football Academy, Got 2 move dance, Fast Track)

Pupils will be asked to undertake a practical task at home twice per month. This is to ensure there is a focus on the theory element looking ahead into National Awards.

There is also a strong expectation that pupils maintain a healthy life style and undertake at least 30mins of brisk exercise a day. This allows the physical aspect to be a focus looking ahead into Nationals where the physical element will an assessed element in the Nat4/5 and Higher courses.

 

 

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