The PE department is a well-staffed and resourced department that uses a range of coaches and support staff to offer our students the best PE and Sport opportunities possible. The facilities at our disposal are amongst the best in the borough and comprise of a large playing field, a full sized astro turf, a small astro turf, Netball and Tennis courts and refurbished sports hall and fitness studio. The department’s capacity to deliver examination theory lessons is enhanced through the use of 2 classroom bases within the PE building.
We intend for all pupils to gain a core understanding of why physical activity contributes to mental health and leading a healthy and active lifestyle and the importance of this in the curriculum. To provide a deeper knowledge of skills, techniques and tactics needed to be a successful sports performer and to challenge pupils to aspire to perform at the best possible level. Alongside the practical element, pupils will gain a theoretical insight into the theory behind PE and how this can link with other subjects to deepen knowledge further.
The department offers a wide range of study support opportunities after school in a variety of sporting areas and activities. These opportunities provide for pupils across the ability range and are aimed at developing sporting capabilities as well as providing pupils with an opportunity to develop health, fitness and social skills that sport naturally provides. These practical opportunities are in addition to the academic support offered for examination PE students both at lunchtime and after school. As well as provide these opportunities, the academy has an array of representative teams performing at both a local and regional level.
Mrs A Hill (Head of Department), email: [email protected]