Sports & Leisure

"To develop the capacity for creative thinking to enrich practical performances and develop the ability to innovate and apply skills effectively."

Our Sports Faculty Curriculum aims to develop our students’ competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities whilst enhancing their health and well-being to encourage them to sustain a healthy active lifestyle. We continually strive for excellence and aim to expose students to as much physical activity as possible.

As part of our core curriculum we develop all students’ leadership potential as a nationally designated Leadership Academy. Additionally, we aspire to enhance the students’ employability skills: developing their communication skills; team work and creativity whilst embedding competition and the School Games standards to enhance engagement and participation for all students.

Our specialist Sports Academies Programme and Leadership Academy promotes and develops young leaders, coaches and volunteers. We are proud of our young leaders and encourage them to work actively within our local community.

Sports & Leisure Team


Currently there are eight full time Physical Education specialist teachers within the department:

  • Mrs Hilary Lunn - Director of Learning
  • Mrs Lauren Davies - Assistant Director of Learning
  • Mr David Pearson - Advanced Skills teacher
  • Mr David Hallam - Vice Principal: Curriculum, Innovation and Standards
  • Miss H Billington
  • Mr Iain Wilkie
  • Mrs Jessica Davis
  • Miss Emma Dovey




What can a student expect from the Faculty?


  • Qualified and enthusiastic teaching staff
  • Help, guidance and support
  • Quality notes and materials based on up to date examples
  • An interesting and relevant course for the future




Extra-Curricular Clubs


  • Football
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Trampolining
  • Health and Fitness (Gym)
  • Basketball




Aims


  • To provide an environment where students realise their potential and achieve.
  • To develop the ability to record and analyse information.
  • To encourage the research and investigation of practical skills and tactics.
  • To develop thinking skills and approaches to problem solving.
  • To develop tolerance of others and respect for ideas and opinions.
  • To develop the capacity for creative thinking to enrich practical performances and develop the ability to innovate and apply skills effectively.
  • Learn how to value and judge constructively their own work and the work of other’s.
  • To develop social skills through team work and collaboration.
  • To develop a ‘language’ which allows each student to express themselves and communicate their ideas.
  • To promote independent learning.
  • To encourage all students to work in the faculty after school on a regular basis.




Key Stage 3 - Overview


At Key Stage 3 the Faculty offers students the opportunity to develop their skills, techniques and tactical awareness in a range of sporting activities including: Accurate Replication; Maximum Performance; Outwitting an Opponent; Exercising Safely and Effectively and Identifying and Solving Problems. Throughout Key Stage 3, students will continue to refine their knowledge and understanding of a range of sporting activities. They will demonstrate further skills, techniques and tactics and perform with good technical accuracy in isolation and in conditioned situations whilst performing with increasing precision, control and fluency in competitive games. In Key Stage 3 all students are assessed at the end of each unit of work allowing students to monitor their progress throughout the year. A large part of the assessment process is for students to evaluate and analyse their own performances.




Key Stage 4 - Overview


At Key Stage 4 the Faculty offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and tactical awareness further by following one of our academic qualifications as an option. Students have the opportunity to select either the Pearson GCSE in Physical Education or the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport. Both qualifications enable the students to continue to develop their core skills and techniques in a wide range of practical activities alongside developing their knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology, the influences on healthy lifestyle, biomechanics and fitness methods, testing and training. These academic qualifications will prepare you for employment in the Sport and Leisure Industry or provide you with the necessary knowledge and understanding to pursue A-Level qualifications in Sport. Key stage 4 students also have the opportunity to complete work experience in year 10 and will receive additional careers advice throughout the key stage.




Contact


Mrs H Lunn - hilary.lunn@daca.uk.com