Physical Education

Meet the Team

Miss Lisa Chapman – Head of PE.
Mr Paul Large – Teacher of PE and Associate Assistant Principal.
Miss Lorna Connor – Teacher of PE and Associate Assistant Principal.

About Us

Physical Education helps students understand the importance of having a healthy active lifestyle. They have the opportunity to exercise on a regular basis during curriculum time and are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities. Not only will they improve their fitness and performance but it will allow them to develop their social skills when working in a team.

Students are always at the forefront of everything we do and all staff show passion, commitment and care in providing them with the best opportunities possible. The aim is for them to enjoy taking part in a variety of activities and get into good habits from a young age. They are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and develop the organisational skills needed to further their career when the leave the academy.
Key Stage 3

Students should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2 and become expert in their techniques across a broad range of activities. They will learn the fundamental skills and apply them in small sided games to understand the basic rules and regulations.
Students should also understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. This will develop their confidence and interest to support their involvement in exercise, sports and activities out of school.

Kit and Expectations

Purple polo top
Black shorts
Rugby top
Black football socks
Black tracksuit bottoms for winter
Trainers (not canvas fashion pumps as these to do not give enough support or protection)
Football boots for football and rugby
We strongly recommend:

Gum shield – for rugby
Shin pads – for football


Unable to participate – you will still need to bring kit as you will be asked to be an official or coach. We will also need a note from your guardian to explain why you are not able to participate
Forgotten kit – you will be expected to borrow our freshly laundered kit and a detention will be given.
Health and safety – no jewellery or watches allowed, and hair must be tied back (girls and boys!).
Effort – We expect that you always try your best. While there may be future sports stars amongst you, we simply want all of you to be the best that you can and enjoy the opportunities provided.

Courses Available

Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 we offer students a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at enhancing students underpinning the skills and qualities of the PE National Curriculum.
Activities include –
Football, basketball, badminton, gymnastics, rounders, cricket, athletics, fitness.

Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 as well as continuing to take part in a balanced and broad curriculum students have the option to study a BTEC Sport First Award Certificate qualification (1 GCSE equivalent).
Core activities for KS4 include –
Football, netball, volleyball, badminton, basketball, fitness, rounders, cricket, athletics.

Option PE
The course studied is Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport. Students cover 2 core units which includes –
Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise (External assessment).
Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance (Internal assessment).
Additional units covered include –
Unit 5 – Training for Personal Fitness (Internal assessment).
Unit 6 – Leading Sports Activities (Internal assessment).
Structure of the timetable across the key stages.

Core PE
KS3 – All students have 2 hours practical PE each week.
KS4 – Year 9 – All students get two hours PE a week and Year 10/11 – Students receive one hour of PE each week.
Option –
KS4 – Year 9 BTEC PE consists of three lessons a week of PE including both theory and practical. This course runs over two years.

Year 10 BTEC PE consists of five lessons a week of PE including both theory and practical sessions. This is currently a one year course.
The ethos of the department is to encourage maximum participation enabling all students to achieve their full potential within a wide range of sporting activities.