Physical Education

Physical Education

Physical education (PE) is an important part of the curriculum because of the benefits it has on young people's development. Our high-quality curriculum aims to inspire students to develop key skills and succeed in a wide variety of physically demanding activities.

The curriculum offers students the opportunity to perform competitively as well as participate in the extra-curricular programme on offer, competing against other students in school fixtures, leagues, and tournaments. PE provides opportunities for students to develop their character and confidence levels, as well as helping to embed key values such as fairness and respect.

We work hard to create a positive learning environment where students are happy and safe and show enjoyment and respect for one another, allowing them to develop their skills and flourish as a performer.  

What has been happening in the department recently?

We have high participation rates in extra-curricular clubs, where students represent the school and our young sportsmen and women have experienced great success whilst performing recreationally and competitively.

Basketball and dance clubs have encouraged students to participate during lunch time, developing their skills in gameplay and choreography.

Netball and football teams have successfully beaten their opponents during matches within the league, developing their performance as a team. The girls' football team have also recently reached the semi-final of the cup having beaten their last opponents 9-1 in the quarter-final.

A rewards trip is currently being organised for the students who have shown commitment and dedication within netball. Students have been offered the chance to go and watch a netball Super League game at Northumbria University, followed up with a chance to participate in a training session held in school by one of the super league player.

We also have an outstanding group of leaders who have continued to represent the school by helping to organise, umpire and run tournaments with younger students. They have also helped to set up transitional clubs this year, encouraging our students within school to help to develop the skills of younger players before they start our school.

It is very good, the activities are very interesting and the teachers are very supportive.
Year 8 student

Potential career paths and further study

Physical education develops a range of key skills such as communication, teamwork, motivation, persistence and respect which can be transferred directly into future pathways within education and careers. Students may go on to study a sport related course at GCSE and A Level in school or college. This could progress on to a sports degree at university, followed by a career in sport related work.

I didn't realise I would enjoy it so much.
Year 7 student