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Changes to our Culture for Learning Policy relating to PE Kit

Changes to our Culture for Learning Policy relating to PE Kit

We wanted to let you know that we are making some changes to our Culture for Learning Policy with relates to students PE Kit.

We wanted to let you know that we are making some changes to our Culture for Learning Policy with relates to students PE Kit.

It is important to wear appropriate clothing when taking part in a physical activity, both in the interests of safety, and hygiene. The Oasis Academy Brislington PE Kit is compulsory for all students in Years 7 to 10, and those students in Year 11 who have opted to take BTEC Sport.

Wearing the Academy PE Kit in PE lessons also helps to create a sense of pride and foster a sense of belonging, similarly to the rationale of wearing the Academy blazer and tie.

The minimum PE Kit requirements are outlines below:

  • Academy's branded sports polo top.
  • Black sports shorts, or tracksuit bottoms.
  • Black leggings are acceptable for female students, although they must be appropriate for sport.
  • Trainers that are appropriate for physical activities.

Small logos are permitted on shorts, tracksuit bottoms, and leggings, however these should be minimal and subtle. Students who attend the Academy's netball and rugby academy are allowed to continue to wear their green Oasis sports polo top.

While not compulsory, it is also recommended that students wear the Oasis Academy Brislington branded micro fleece as jackets and hoodies are not permitted in PE lessons.

The PE Kit in addition to any of the Academy's uniform can be purchased from Famous School Branches, which is located next to Wilkinson's Hardware Store in Bedminster. PE Kit can also be ordered online via the Famous Branches Website. (Please note that this website and the retailer are totally independent of the Academy).

In rare cases where students are unable to participate in PE lessons, the PE department will require medical evidence to excuse a student. In exceptional circumstances parents and carers should provide a letter excusing their child, however we ask that these notes are only used on rare occasions and that even if a student is unwell or injured that they still bring in their PE Kit. The PE teachers are often able to adapt tasks and activities making them accessible to all students. In addition, even if a student is medically excused from a physical activity they will still have to remain with their class under the supervision of their PE teacher. If the lesson is outside in changeable weather conditions and students are in their uniform they could be wet and cold for the remainder of the school day.

To maximise the learning in lessons, students who forget their PE Kit, or have incorrect PE Kit will be given on chance per term where no consequence will be issued. The next time and every subsequent time a student then fails to bring kit, or fails to bring the correct kit, they will be issued with a 45 minute reflection session.

If a students fails to bring their kit to a PE lesson there is an expectation that they borrow kit from the PE Department so they can fully participate in lessons. This kit is washed after every use. These changes will start from the beginning of Term 2, Monday 5th November 2018.

The vast majority of the students at the Academy already comply with the above and the PE Department appreciates your support. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mr Scullion via email on: [email protected], or your child's 360 Year Team Manager, or your child's PE Teacher.