Aim of Subject
The main aim of the PE department is that ALL children, without exception, learn to value physical activity, feel a need to participate and develop into a well-rounded and better individual as a result of participation.
In a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, the PE Department aims to provide an enjoyable, broad and balanced experience, with a programme of activities that allows all pupils to develop physically, socially and emotionally and at the same time increasing their personal levels of confidence, skill and understanding.
By offering as wide an experience as possible, during the 5 years, it is hoped that each pupil, will be encouraged to pursue a chosen activity outside the confines of the school, in an effort to adopt a physically active and healthy adult lifestyle.
Lessons in PE do not merely focus on the skills of the activities themselves, but also on important life skills and personal capabilities that can prepare our pupils for their future. These include self-management, problem solving and working with others.
Miss S Brown (Head of Department)
Mr K Ferguson
Mr C Wilson
Pupils in KS3 are offered many activities during their weekly PE lessons that includes; football (girls and boys), rugby, netball, hockey, rounders, cricket, tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball, athletics, gymnastics, swimming (when possible), fitness, dance (including modern, educational, national and aerobics), team building activities and games.
Pupils in KS4 participate in all of the activities offered at KS3 Level in addition to uni-hoc, trampolining, step aerobics and health related fitness, which includes circuit training and extensive use of the fitness suite. Off-site visits are also offered whenever possible.
Visiting coaches and instructors are also brought into PE lessons whenever possible, to enhance the learning experience for our pupils.
As far as qualifications in the subject are concerned, at Key Stage 4 we offer BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport for those pupils who have a passion for the subject.
A programme of extra-curricular activities is offered to all pupils throughout the year and this includes:
- Football (boys & girls)
- Cricket (boys & girls)
- Fitness suite