Physical Education

We offer a broad and balanced PE curriculum throughout the Key Stages. The aims of the PE department are to maintain and stimulate interest and enjoyment in PE, to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles. We aim to educate every student to her maximum potential, providing safe and enjoyable experiences in a varied and challenging programme of physical activities. Through participation in PE, our students develop their self-confidence and a sense of responsibility for their own actions and the effects on themselves and others. We offer a wide range of clubs and teams and promote competition at all levels of ability.

Throughout the school we work to foster enjoyment of exercise and activity for its own sake and for its health benefits as well as encouraging participation, the development of skills and confidence. We also encourage self-motivation and decision making in students, with positive attitudes to fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour. 

For the PE curriculum outline please click the link below:

PE CURRICULUM OUTLINE

We assess students as individuals against 4 strands, Physical Performance, Leadership, Fitness and Knowledge. We actively encourage self and peer evaluation as a means to further their overall performance.

GCSE

Students in Year 10 can opt to take GCSE PE. We currently follow the Eduqas syllabus - Eduqas C55OQS.

GCSE PE is great fun; the PE staff push us to our physical and mental limits. It is hard work, especially the theory although applying common sense helps. It also helps to play some sports outside of school as you need to be a good performer. I chose GCSE PE because I enjoy sport and want to do Biology A level.

GCSE PE student

For more information about the current GCSE syllabus, please download the latest St Mary's GCSE Options Guide:

Sports Leaders

We run a tailored Sports Leaders course throughout the Year 9 curriculum, which offers students the opportunity to run fitness and training sessions for younger year groups and devise their own programmes.

 

Clubs and Fixtures

We run clubs in a variety of activities, with most of our clubs running at a lunchtime, and something different to do most days. The clubs are open to girls of all abilities, and provide students with an opportunity to play for the school teams.

Please click on the links below for more information on this term's PE clubs and fixtures:

PE CLUBS TIMETABLE SUMMER TERM 2019

PE FIXTURES SUMMER TERM 2019

We enter inter-school competitions against local state schools, as well as some of the more local independent schools. In most sports where we run a club, we enter competitions and matches which are played at a variety of levels, ranging from a friendly level of competition, to District, County and National competitions.

Students also compete in school House competitions in cross country and athletics.

Take a look at our weekly sports reports:

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORTS REPORTS WC 1 JULY 2019

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORTS REPORTS WC 3 JUNE 2019

 

Trips

Whole school ski trips abroad. Day trips to watch major sporting events.

 

STAFF
Head of PE Miss Emma Hawkins BEd (Hons)
Teacher Mrs Colette Byford BA (Hons) QTS
Teacher Mrs Jude Johnson BEd (Hons)
Teacher Miss Jo Middleditch BSc QTS
Teacher Mr Mark Bainton BEd (Hons)

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