PE & Sport

The department consists of 5 full time members of staff Mr Jamieson (Head of Faculty), Miss Evans (2nd in Faculty), Mr Thompson, Mrs Fowler and Mr Proffitt.

We believe Physical Education plays an important part in the lives of students at St Peter's Academy. It develops self-confidence, values, independent learning, and working as part of a team and gives opportunities to take part in a wide range of sporting activities. Through teaching a variety of activities at KS3, we fulfil the objectives of the National Curriculum programme of study. We then increase their ability and knowledge in KS4 with our option pathway and GCSE courses.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

In Years 7 and 8, all students have a minimum of two lessons per week. Each group is divided into single sex groups. The department strives to follow the 4 aims of the National Curriculum for Physical Education which are that all students:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Pupils at the Academy follow the National Curriculum by teaching tactics and strategies in games play, technique and performance in other sports, they are taught dance through performing arts lessons by specialist dance teachers, analyse performances and take part in competitive situations. They also take part in regular fitness tests and training to improve their health.

Key Stage 4 (years 10-11)

Physical Education & Accreditation Opportunities:

GCSE Course:
The department delivers the OCR courses to pupils who opt for an examination PE course. Assessment is as follows:

Practical

60%

Theory exam

40%

Sports Leadership

We have strengths in Sports leadership and this is delivered through core PE lessons. We link closely with the School Sports Partnership as we provide Sports Leaders for their events and the Partnership provides our sports leaders with very real leadership opportunities.

Core PE

Every pupil will have core PE on their timetable in line with government recommendations. Pupils have the options to take a pathway in Key stage 4 either Leadership, as discussed above, Performer which is a competitive and developmental lesson in which pupils play competitive game situations or Recreational activities which promote healthy and active lifestyles and are focused around ‘fun’ activities focusing on participation rather than performance.

Enrichment
The Department runs an extensive extra-curricular programme with clubs running before school, at lunchtimes and after school. Clubs are run by members of the PE department, governing-body qualified coaches, School Sports Coordinators and by other members of our Academy’s community. Teams are also run in a wide range of sports.

A new programme of after school clubs is published each half term. The following activities are offered during the year:

  • Football (Boys / Girls)
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Rugby (Boys / Girls)
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Rounders
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Fitness Suite
  • Boxing
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