Whatever the nature of the local community, students are growing up in a wider multicultural and multiracial society where they are subject to various attitudes towards minority groups, and also certain images of these groups portrayed by the media. The school’s Equality Objectives should be read in conjunction with the wider school policies.
Good schools go beyond a commitment to academic excellence; they aim to educate the whole person through holistic development and extra-curricular endeavours. At Humphrey Perkins School we endorse that aim in the knowledge that if we provide a good quality and exciting academic education, taking a close interest in each individual with the highest standard of teaching, we will produce well-rounded students; able and eager to fulfill their potential in all aspects of life.
We believe that all young people will respond to challenge as long as that challenge is relevant to their individual needs and aspirations. So we have developed a curriculum that meets the needs, sparks the imagination, and brings the best out of each individual student according to his or her ambition, aspirations, ability, interests and learning styles.
We aim to stimulate, motivate and cultivate intellectual curiosity, develop our students awareness and understanding as well as leadership and communication skills. We want all our students to be good citizens as well as good companions and to have fun! We encourage and expect high standards of behaviour and presentation and nurture strong character values.
There is a focused commitment on 'Teaching and Learning' and we are proud of what we do. There is an emphasis on mutual support through which we develop our shared professionalism. We are reflective and adaptive in our practice. We are happy to try out new ideas, because we want to ensure that every student succeeds.
Celebrating genuine success is an important aspect of building self confidence and developing a sense of pride and ambition. There are many ways in which we highlight achievement, from HP Award badges in assembly to photos around the site. All students are expected to celebrate the success of others.
In Years 7 and 8 students follow a programme of activities which enables them to develop skills, communication, teamwork and decision making.
Our rationale in PE is based on developing a passion for sport and being physically active through the engagement in a variety of sports allowing the development of sports skills and knowledge to be improved. Our challenge is to lay the foundations of engagement and enjoyment whilst embedding the fundamental motor skills and theoretical content required to thrive at GCSE/Cambridge Nationals PE. Our intention is to expose students to a wide variety of physical activities within KS3 enabling them to build a repertoire of motor skills and develop their literacy skills enabling them to access the knowledge and understanding required within the KS4 curriculum. To meet the needs of our students, each teacher delivers the scheme of work for each sport to ensure consistency. Each group will rotate every 6 weeks in which they will receive a plethora of sports by the end of each academic year. In addition the department attempts to reach the needs of all students through its offer of extracurricular teams and clubs for competition against other schools and colleges and also through its offering of recreational opportunities including leadership and coaching opportunities set up through the school sports partnership. The knowledge and understanding developed by learners throughout our 5 year curriculum is intended to offer them a secure foundation of fitness, health and well-being subsequently preparing them for both further education and their careers aspirations and also their health and well-being for the rest of their life.
The fluidity of the curriculum throughout KS3/KS4 is sequenced to ensure that knowledge and key skills are embedded throughout Year 7 enabling spaced learning, retrieval practice and interleaving to be used to retrieve and deepen students’ knowledge and understanding in year 8 onwards. The idea of this approach is to allow thinking and leadership to become a part of our curriculum as knowledge, understanding and fundamental motor skills become autonomous.
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