Physical activities, health and Wellness

At Foxfield School we strive to create “happy, healthy, safe, independent young adults who are social communicators”. We help to create this through Physical Education (PE)/Health and Wellness sessions, tailored to each pupil at their point of development. Pupils experience the safe and supportive environment they need, which is essential to ensure Foxfield pupils, no matter their additional needs, attain their personal optimum physical and emotional development. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities, utilising skilled staff and local outside agencies that inspire pupils to be the best they can be. As a school we also collaborate with other local schools to provide opportunities for all our pupils to participate and compete in cross -school activities embedding values such as fairness, respect and team building through a number of sports. We also teach our pupils skills to keep them safe like water safety and how to swim.  Through PE/H&W we teach pupils how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our provision provides opportunities for the development of physical, personal, social and intellectual skills and it encourages positive thinking, positive actions, co-operation, tolerance and respect for others. PE promotes the undertaking of exercises that can be continued into adulthood as part of a healthy lifestyle. 



All pupils have a minimum of two hours of Physical Education per week. This is broken down into two lessons. PE lessons are based in the gym or on the sports field and pupils also have a swimming session each week.

Physical Education is delivered by specialist PE teachers and coaches, and additional opportunities for sports are provided within the many lunchtime and after school clubs that the school provide. As part of the Physical Education curriculum pupils are taught gymnastics, dance, athletics, team games and individual sports such as badminton, and soft tennis.

Pupils from the school take part in a range of football, swimming and athletic events as part of the U.K.S.A. (United Kingdom Special Sports Association).

Individual learning needs are assessed and planned using the Welsh Routes for Learning system, a specialist approach for young people with P.M.L.D. The timetable for pupils with P.M.L.D. incorporates these activities as a means of delivering a broad and relevant curriculum that offers access to all subjects including the National Curriculum in a meaningful and relevant way. This will vary according to the individual pupil’s needs, as determined through assessment and by consultation between relevant staff, parents, carers, therapists and other health staff.