Welcome to the Physical Education Department
Miss H Maclachlan, KS4 Lead
Ms S Brown, KS3 Lead; School Sports Coordinator
Mr T Fitton, Head of Year 7
Miss L Keys, Assistant Head of School
Mr I Lee, Head of Year 8
Mrs C Hindhaugh (maternity leave)
Mr B Richards, Assistant Headteacher, Faculty Leader
Mr T Steer, Teaching and Learning Faculty Lead
Mrs A White, Teacher of GCSE Dance
‘To promote a love of physical activity for life-long participation’
Our curriculum places a high value on knowledge. It is broad, balanced and sequenced to allow students to become physically literate:
- Physically competent
- Have the knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activity for life
Students follow a carefully sequenced curriculum, so knowledge is constantly reviewed and developed. We embody the National Curriculum Aims and ensure that all pupils experience success in their own pathway to life-long participation.
The National Curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time
- Engage in competitive sports and activities
- Lead healthy, active lives
Key Stage 3
Students are able to experience a selection of both traditional games and alternative modern activities including: Hockey, netball, football, rugby, softball, ultimate frisbee, gymnastics, trampolining, dance, athletics, fitness training including circuits, aerobics, cross country and swimming.
|Key Stage 3|
|Knowledgeable Me||Physically educated students who understand the value of PE in and beyond the curriculum.||Teacher evaluation of personal qualities. Forms quizzes to deepen knowledge.|
|Team Me||Development of team players who can communicate effectively and show good leadership qualities.||
Team Me Development of team players who can communicate effectively and show good leadership qualities. Teacher evaluation of personal qualities. Forms quizzes to deepen knowledge.
|Creative Me||Make informed decisions and choices in sporting contexts.||Teacher evaluation of personal qualities.|
|Healthy Me||Social, emotional, and mental well-being.||Teacher evaluation of personal qualities.|
|Competitive Me||Knowledge of how to improve performance and the integrity of sport.||Teacher evaluation of personal qualities.|
Key Stage 4
Students select individual activity pathways, which focus on lifelong health based activities.
|Key Stage 4|
|Competitive Me||Progressed from KS3, to develop declarative knowledge, competency, and tactical awareness in a competitive environment.||Teacher evaluation of personal qualities.|
|Team Me||Play and be active for enjoyment, further breadth to the curriculum via emerging sports, to inspire students to be lifelong participants of physical activity.||Teacher evaluation of personal qualities.|
|Healthy Me||Develop knowledge on how to exercise for fitness and the impact activity has on health and well-being. Opportunities given to promote and inspire lifelong participation.||Teacher evaluation of personal qualities.|
The Physical Education Department supports close links with the local community and clubs as well as working with National Governing Bodies such as England Netball, British Judo and the Youth Sports Trust. Leadership opportunities are strongly endorsed within the department, providing alternative access into all Physical Education programmes. This is achieved through the delivery of primary school sporting festivals and supporting a broad and inclusive range of extra-curricular opportunities.