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“The opportunities that I was afforded during the last 7 years will never be forgotten.”

Physical Education

Intent

  • To provide the highest quality Physical Education and School Sport for all pupils, of all abilities.
  • To promote the physical, social and cognitive development of the pupil within the whole school curriculum.
  • To participate in a variety of physical and mental activities and exercises, through positive teaching.
  • To experience a wide selection of approaches and teaching styles through encouragement, effort and endeavour.
  • To set high, but achievable expectations.

Implementation

Many opportunities will be given for pupils;

  • To improve knowledge and understanding of such issues as: the effects of exercise on the body, hygiene, injury and illness, social issues and the importance of exercise.
  • To promote a healthy lifestyle and to take part in physical activity in and outside of school hours.
  • To learn about the demands on the different body parts and the development of an efficient cardio-vascular system as part of the performing and fitness aspects of the curriculum.
  • To develop the ability to plan and evaluate pieces of work, sequences of movement or play, and game situations relevant to the area of activity.
  • To explore, adapt and select appropriate responses.
  • To understand and accept strengths and weaknesses.
  • To appreciate help, aid others and adapt personal needs to the collective needs of the group will be provided.
  • To experience leadership and be given the opportunity to develop this further in formal, Nationally- recognised Leadership schemes.
  • To be given the opportunity to take examinations in the subject at GCSE and GCE levels.

In order to achieve all of this, programmes of study are varied and cover a wide range of physical activities both within the curriculum and during extra-curricular clubs

Facilities

  • sports hall (2 x badminton courts)
  • fitness suite (cardio & weight decks)
  • 2 x grass football pitches
  • 1 x rugby pitch
  • 1 x lacrosse pitch
  • 6 x hard tennis courts (includes 5 x netball courts)
  • 1 x artificial cricket wicket
  • 8 x outdoor table tennis tables

    General

    Through competition, concepts of fair play and sporting behaviour will be promoted. Pupils will be also be made aware of opportunities to use local facilities and join clubs.

    The department enters District, County and National competitions for teams and individuals, with matches and practices taking place at lunchtime, after school and weekends. The school also offers the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

    Pupils can take part in the following extra-curricular activities:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Gymnastics
  • Rounders
  • Rugby Union
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

    Staff

    There are four teachers within the department