At Abbotsweld our pupils access specialist teaching in physical education, art and computing.
Through specialist teaching and the Pupil Athlete Pathway; pupils at Abbotsweld are exposed to a wide range of sports, hobbies and activities from cricket to water polo and from Boccia to curling. They develop in sportsmanship, leadership, execution and tactical awareness. The Pupil Athlete Pathway gives pupils the chance to be open to a wide range of options before making choices and then taking their interest further in the wider community.
Art specialist teaching opens the creative world to our pupils and often links to a wider context being explored in other subjects. Pupils begin to think critically and develop their visual literacy. They explore culturally and ethnically diverse artists - the world is bursting with fascinating individuals who represent themselves in a variety of ways. Art explores many of these. Pupils develop their fine motor skills and feel pride when completing a unit and are able to show their outcome. Much of the art can be seen on displays throughout the corridors at Abbotsweld.
Computing and the digital world is fast paced. Through specialist teaching pupils access more than the national curriculum. They use software and hardware safely to programme, design, evaluate and enhance. Computing is often about problem solving - a skill used every day in a wide range of contexts. The pupils gain such an understanding of computing in discrete specialist lessons that they are then prepared to apply this in their learning within other curriculum subjects and beyond the school day, thus equipping them for their future.