The Physical Education Department offers a full range of lunch-time and after-college sports, including recreational activities, team practices, inter-school matches and tournaments and inter-form competitions.
These sports include: netball, rounders, football, rugby, basketball, cricket, athletics, trampolining, dance, golf, badminton, baseball, wheelchair basketball, boccia, table-tennis, dance, indoor rowing, hockey, handball, swimming and tennis.
The college enjoys considerable success in partnership and county leagues, tournaments and festivals.
Physical Education develops students’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to perform in a range of activities.
It enhances physical skill, physical development and a knowledge of the body in action.
Physical Education provides opportunities for students to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in teams.
It also promotes positive attitudes towards an active and healthy lifestyle.
The PE Department has dedicated teachers who enjoy delivering a broad, balanced curriculum:
Miss Mason (Assistant Principal) ;
Mr Williams (2nd i/c of P.E. department);
Miss Ingram (P.E. teacher/Primary School P.E Coordinator);
Mrs Barrett (P.E. teacher).
The Physical Education department reinforces the College virtues and allows every student to enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Physical Education lessons and extra-curricular activities give students the opportunity to demonstrate and develop the College virtues: selfless, loving, truthful, curious, reflective, prayerful, merciful, considerate, dignified, discerning, confident, eloquent, authentic, patient, spiritual, learned, compassionate, just and serene.
It does so by nurturing an understanding each others’ emotions and feelings, emphasising the importance of sustained effort in achieving success and encouraging respect for others.
We endeavour to teach students to take responsibility for their actions, to participate honestly and fairly and to respect property and the environment. Students learn to work cooperatively with others and to identify the values and principles on which communities are based, such as rules and trust.
We teach students an appreciation of and respect for diversity and the importance of treating every person the same regardless of differences.
Physical Education also provides an ideal opportunity for students to develop and enhance their Catholic life. Our body is created in God’s image and is a gift from God; we, therefore, have a duty to take care of it by maintaining and improving fitness and by keeping our body healthy.
Physical Education lessons and extra-curricular activities provide students with the opportunity to and the knowledge of how to maintain and improve their health and fitness in order to keep their bodies in excellent physical condition.
Key Stage 3
Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and other's’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
Pupils are taught to:
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Key Stage 4
Pupils tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They get involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.
Pupils are taught to:
All modules of work give reference to the issues of health and safety and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
Where students are taught in mixed ability groups, tasks are differentiated so that all children are able to succeed.
The Department enjoys an extensive range of facilities including:
Sports Hall, Performing Arts studio, fitness room, astro-turf pitch, extensive sports fields and hard court area (tennis and netball courts)
The Department enjoys close links with the local community and students use sports facilities outside school, such as the swimming pool and Nunnery Wood athletics track.
The Level 2 OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Science is offered as an option at Key Stage 4.
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