Physical Education Faculty
Health Related Fitness
The Physical Education department provides a broad and balanced programme of activities that the students find challenging, enjoyable and satisfying. Students of all abilities are encouraged to become fully involved and given the opportunity to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.
The National Curriculum requirements are met at Key Stage 3 and 4. At Key Stage 3 there are four areas of activity followed ranging from Orienteering to Table Tennis.
For Orienteering there are over 20 control points placed around the school grounds to cater for different orienteering courses. At Key Stage 4 there are elements of choice, giving opportunities to develop new skills and build on existing skills. All students follow courses in Health Related Fitness and Athletics. For students with a very keen interest in sport, they can choose to study either AQA GCSE PE or the EDEXCEL BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sports courses.
The P.E. department has maintained good links with local sports clubs and has visiting coaches from them to enhance the physical education curriculum. Coaches from the Manchester United Foundation offer students the opportunity to take part in various extra-curricular clubs including table tennis, badminton and basketball which run in conjunction with clubs already on offer from the PE department. Students in Years 9 and 10 have the opportunity to take part in the Junior Football Leaders Award which is delivered by the Manchester United Foundation in curriculum time. Coaches from Manchester Waconians also provide opportunities for students to take part in extra-curricular Lacrosse lessons.
Throughout the year all students will follow a balanced programme of activities chosen to provide enjoyment and satisfaction which will encourage students to develop a positive attitude to Physical Education.
Students will follow courses in four areas of activity in the National Curriculum:
- Health Related Fitness
- Games. The Games activities followed will be Rounders, Cricket, Football, Handball, Badminton, Basketball, Table Tennis and Softball.
In both KS3/4 curriculums the aim is for students to gain an understanding of and develop the techniques used in each activity through the process of planning, performing, officiating and evaluating.
The curriculum develops a range of subject specific skills and it also helps students build up their confidence, leadership skills, develops decision making, the ability to work as part of a team and the motivation to try and excel as individuals.
Each year the School holds its Annual Sports Awards Afternoon to celebrate the students' sporting achievements gained throughout the school year. It has proved to be a very successful afternoon with students, guests and parents in attendance.
The Department provides an extensive extra-curricular programme at lunch-times and at the end of each school day. There is a wide range of activities offered to the students which provides opportunities for achievement at high levels both for teams and individuals. Students in each year group take part in a programme of inter-house competitions throughout the school year representing their respective forms/house.
There are clubs /teams in Athletics, Football, Basketball, Cricket, Handball, Climbing, Table Tennis and Badminton. Pupils in years 9-10 also have the opportunity to take part in the Bronze & Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Teams enter competitions and play fixtures in the evenings
Mr A Trainor Head of Department
Mr P Johnson Teacher of PE
Mr J Hylton Teacher of PE
Mr D Lingenfelter Assistant Headteacher / Teacher of PE
Mr S Pigeon Teacher of PE