Physical Education

 

The aim of the PE department is to develop pupils’ competence and confidence to partake in a range of physical activities that will then become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

 

We endeavour to deliver a high-quality PE curriculum that enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.

 

They are given the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and abilities to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they are able to think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They are also able to reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. As a result, they will hopefully develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles.

 

 

By discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where they can get involved in physical activity will help them to make informed choices about lifelong participation in physical activity. The department wants pupils to develop both personally and socially and work as individuals, in groups and in teams. Through this, we hope to develop concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They are able to take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, our students learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations. 

Sports Day 2011

 

 

About the Department

The department is currently staffed by six specialist PE teachers.  All staff are prepared to teach all areas of the curriculum, although when appropriate particular staff strengths are utilised. All staff teach across all years within the school and college. The department encourages, when appropriate, non-specialist members of staff to become involved in extra curricular activities. This involvement is usually based on personal enthusiasm for, and expertise within an activity. All specialist PE staff are involved in providing extra curricular activities. 

 

 

Facilities

The PE department is equipped with a 2-court Sports Hall and gymnasium. We have a 16 acre field with pitches for football, hockey and rugby as well as a cricket square and athletics track. We have an outdoor hard area boasting 4 netball courts and 4 tennis courts, as well as a grass area for 3 additional tennis courts.     

 

Sports Day 2011

 

Further PE Info and Yr Group Teaching 2013-2014

 

PE activity overview for Year 7

PE activity overview for Year 8

PE activity overview for Year 9

PE activity overview for Year 10

PE activity overview for Year 11