Welcome to the Physical Education page.
Our Mission Statement
“Realising potential through participation and performance”
We believe this can only be achieved through:
- Clear targets and expectations
- High quality teaching
- High expectations of achievement levels and behaviour
- Good curriculum organisation and planning
- Well-defined system of assessment, recording and reporting which is shared with the students
- An extensive extra-curricular programme giving equality of opportunity.
Mrs E Taylor: Head of Physical Education
Mr M Neal: Assistant Head of Physical Education
Miss N Hewitt: Physical Education teacher and House Leader
Mr R Hughes: Physical Education teacher and House Leader
Mr G West: Physical Education teacher and Assistant Principal
Our indoor facilities include a sports hall which has markings for four badminton courts, a full-sized basketball and netball court, tennis court, indoor football markings and also an indoor hockey pitch with wheel-out goals. The sports hall also has cricket nets for winter practice and three smaller sized basketball courts across the sports hall. The sports hall can also be divided in to two teaching spaces when required. The PE department also uses the academy assembly hall for dance and fitness.
Our outdoor facilities include the field which in the winter has: two full sized football pitches, two mini-hockey pitches and one set of grids for teaching. This reduced space is to accommodate for the new build and will eventually be increased. In the summer this changes to a 200m athletics running track, three rounders pitches, an athletics throwing area and a softball pitch. Other facilities include 2 long jump and triple jump pitches, 2 netball courts and two outdoor basketball rings.
We are also fortunate to have a designated PE classroom for the teaching of the GCSE, BTEC and A-Level courses.
Key Stage 3
All students have two hours of PE each week. The lessons are taught in both mixed and single sex groups depending on the year group and the activities.
The students access the following areas:
Netball, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Badminton, Handball, Rounders, Cricket, Softball, Dance, Athletics, Gymnastics (includes trampolining), Fitness and Orienteering.
Key Stage 4
In both Year 10 and 11 students have two hours of core PE each week. They continue to build on their skills and understanding from the activities studied in KS3 but are also introduced to new activities such as volleyball and table-tennis. Students are also given the opportunity, if timetabling allows, to use the leisure centre. In Year 11 there is more of a focus on ‘choice of activity’ by the students with the aim to encourage students to adopt more of a healthy active lifestyle and promote lifelong participation.
Key Stage 4
GCSE PE and the BTEC First Certificate in Sport are both offered within the options programme and are very popular choices with the students. Both courses have practical and theoretical elements and enable students to choose a route that suits them. In the GCSE course students are also given the opportunity to obtain a badminton officials or hockey umpiring qualification.
Both courses follow the Edexcel Specification.
Many students progress in to the sixth form with an interest in PE so two routes are offered: the A Level PE (OCR) and the BTEC Nationals in Sport (Edexcel). Link to OCR website/spec
Extra Curricular Activities
Extra-curricular activities include:
Lunchtime / after school practices;
Inter house competitions;
The extra-curricular programme aims to:
- Raise the standards of Physical Education and sport for all our students;
- Develop the enjoyment of sport and physical activity at our academy;
- Promote lifelong physical activity;
- Establish contacts and shared interests with other schools and clubs within the local community;
- To extend the curriculum beyond that offered in timetabled lessons;
- To reinforce the work encountered within the timetabled lessons;
- To allow students of different ages and ability to interact.
Extracurricular activities / opportunities that we offer include : Netball; football; cross-country; rounders; dance; hockey; rugby; athletics; cricket; basketball; trampolining; badminton; table-tennis; softball; triathlon.
We also offer reward trips to students who give up their time for the PE department and also for students who have excellent participation and engagement in lesson. This also includes giving students the opportunity to work with specialist coaches after school.
Over the last year the following trips and rewards have been offered:
- Visit to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United V Norwich City;
- Visit to Bonus Arena in Hull to watch Yorkshire Jets V Northumbria in the Netball Super league, after a game of bowling!
- Specialist badminton coaching from GB star Sarah Milne;
- Trip to Hull KC to watch England V Fiji in Rugby League World Cup Finals;
- England Women’s Cricket team One Day International at Louth;
- Trip to Grimsby to meet London 2012 heroes Luke Campbell and Jamie Carter.
- Ullswater Outward Bound residential to Year 11 GCSE PE students.
Sporting Achievements 2015/2016
Year 11 team won the Scunthorpe and District tournament beating Frederick Gough 13-4 in the final.
Year 10 (two teams entered) ‘A’ team won the Scunthorpe and District tournament beating St Lawrence in the final after knocking Vale ‘B’ team out in the semi-final.
Year 9 team finished third in the Scunthorpe and District tournament.
Netball practice is extremely well attended with over 40 students a week!!! Sixth formers Alex Harris and Molly Baker help run the club every week.
Year 11 hockey team took part in the tournament but didn’t get past the group stages.
Year 8 mini-hockey tournament (two teams entered) the ‘A’ team finished runners up and will take part in the next round after Christmas.
Girls – Year 8-10 have taken part in both the touch rugby and transitional rugby tournaments since September with rugby being introduced in to the curriculum for girls. Over 30 students attend training every week and Scunthorpe Rugby club have helped to support the growing numbers. Some girls now attend Scunthorpe Rugby Club and last week played in their first official match.
BOYS - Through to the league cup after Christmas as they are currently unbeaten. Most recently they won the 7-a-side competition so will be going on to Derby County and representing North Lincolnshire. Sixth formers Charlie Dolling and Tom Goudie help run the team.
Results: Quarter Final St. Bedes 2-0 Semi Final Brumby 2-0 Final Fred Gough 1-0
GIRLS – Competition next Monday – hoping to win and join the boys at Derby County after comfortably beating SJN in a recent friendly. Sixth formers Alex Harris and Hollie Mumby run the club at a lunch time for KS3 and they have a regular 20 that attend.
BOYS – Played two of their league games. The next game against Huntcliff will decide whether the team play in the play off or cup. Results: St Lawrence 0 v 0 Vale, North Axholme 3 v 1
GIRLS – 6-a-side Scunthorpe United tournament the girls finished 3rd overall.
Played 6 games: won 2, drew 3 and lost 1
Winners of their league through to the play off of the Cup after Christmas. Won all three games: St Lawrence 1-0, Huntcliff 8-1, North Axholme 4-3.
Unbeaten this year: Beat St Lawrence 6-0 and North Axholme 11-0
Lost to both Winterton and St Bedes
Year 12 / 13
There is a team in both year groups who regularly play against each other on a Tuesday evening. Waiting to play the Humber Cup.
Finished runners up in Scunthorpe and District Competition.
Currently second in the league and playing in the finals night next week.
Won the league and through to the finals in January.
Played this week.