Bishop
Ramsey

A Christian Learning Community

    School Life

    Physical Education

    Physical Education is part of the Expressive Arts Faculty.

    Staff

    • Miss C Curling - Head of Faculty
    • Miss S East
    • Mr E Drury
    • Mr S Forrest
    • Miss A Maycock
    • Miss S Aitken
    • Mr A Lunnon
    • Mr S Wills
    • Mrs J Head - HLTA

     

    Vision for PE

    To develop physically literate individuals who are confident to perform at their personal best & lead others with integrity

    Mission Statement

    Work within the PE Department is designed to support, contribute to, and complement the overall aims of the school. The PE Department aims to provide an enjoyable, satisfying and balanced programme with opportunities for every pupil to develop physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially. A comprehensive, but balanced range of activities and experiences will endeavour to meet the needs of all pupils and encourage active involvement by all as performers, observers and officials.

    Each curriculum year has a focus that students will work towards with assessment opportunities along the way to monitor progress. 

    The development of confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of one’s own and others strengths and weaknesses is considered to be an important element in the learning process. Teaching strategies will allow for individual, paired and small group work to encourage pupil involvement in the planning of their own learning. It is intended that the programmes offered, together with an appreciation of the leisure and sports opportunities within the community will develop in pupils the knowledge, skills and attitudes conducive of living an active and healthy life.

     

    Staff Structure

    Miss C Curling - Head of Faculty

    Favourite sport to do: Rock Climbing

    Favourite sport to watch: Tennis

    Greatest Sporting Achievement: South England Bouldering Champion 2 years in a row, and climbing outdoors in some of the most beautiful places in the world.

     

    Miss S East - 2nd in PE

    Favourite sport to do: Athletics (Sprinting)

    Favourite sport to watch: Athletics

    Greatest Sporting Achievement: Running the 100m English Schools Finals 3 years in a row. Highest ranking of 4th for the 100m.

     

    Mr E Drury - PE Teacher and Director of Learning Yr 7

    Favourite sport to do: Football

    Favourite sport to watch: Football, mainly West Ham.

    Greatest Sporting Achievement: Playing in a county schools cup final at Griffen Park

     

    Mr S Forrest - PE teacher and Director of Learning Year 11

    Favourite sport to do: Football

    Favourite sport to watch: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

    Greatest Sporting Achievement: Playing and winning a football cup final at Adams Park.

     

    Miss A Maycock - PE teacher & Assistant Head

    Favourite sport to do: Netball

    Favourite sport to watch: Athletics

    Greatest Sporting Achievement: South of England Netball Team, Middlesex County Squash and Middlesex County Hockey Captain.

      

    Miss S Aitken - PE teacher (Part time)

    Favourite sport to do: Netball

    Favourite sport to watch: Football (especially Watford FC)

    Greatest Sporting Achievement: Catching out the opening batsman in my first ever game of cricket, playing for and against a men’s team.

    Gaining a shooting average of 95% last season.

     

    Mr A Lunnon - PE teacher and Acting Deputy Headteacher

    Favourite sport to do: Running and Skiing

    Favourite sport to watch: Rugby Union

    Greatest Sporting Achievement: National Cross-Country team winner. British Universities’ 3000m steeple chase winner.

     

    Mr S Wills - PE teacher and Director of Learning for Year 10

      

    PE Programmes of Study 

    Physical Education develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Our curriculum has been designed to offer a high-quality physical education programme which enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.

    Pupils will develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.

    Pupils will be guided through different assessment focuses throughout the units and lessons in order to assess their ability to:

    Key stage 3 

    Pupils will be given the opportunity to embed the physical development and skills learned in primary school, before becoming more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and activities.

    Pupils will be taught to: 

    • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games.
    • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports.
    • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.
    • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
    • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
    • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

    Year 7 

    At the start of the school year students will undertake a series of assessment lessons where we measure basic skills and abilities. 

    From this information students will then be set into Core and Extension groups for their single sex lessons, and Extension, Core 1, Core 2 and Support in their mixed sex lessons.

    These can change every half term with pupil progression or effort levels

    Students go on to study a range of different sports and activities as outlined in the activity plan available on the school website.

    Year 8 

    At the start of the year, all students will take part in their first scheduled activity in the groups they were set in at the end of Year 7. Any changes will take place over the first few weeks. 

     

    Key stage 4

    Pupils in Key stage 4 will all be given the opportunity to tackle complex and demanding physical activities. The curriculum changes to get students more involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. Pupils doing core PE will here have the opportunity to choose the pathway that best suits them. They can opt each half term to participate in either a Team, Individual or Fitness activity path. 

    Pupils will also have the opportunity to take the GCSE PE short or full course examination.

    All pupils will be taught to:

    • Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games.
    • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports.
    • Take part in further outdoor adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges.
    • Evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best.
    • Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school.
      

    GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

    Students choosing GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION will study the edxcel specification.

    All students following the GCSE course will have access to the fantastic resources of MyPEExam.org to continue their study and revision at home. 

    Further information about this course can be found here:

    https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education- 2016.html

     

    A-LEVEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

    Students following on from GCSE can opt to take an A-LEVEL in physical education in the sixth-form.

    Further information about the course can be found here:

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-physical-education-h155-h555-from-2016/

     

    Useful links and apps for PE 

    PE Pocket Poster APP – Four free and then £2.29 to unlock all of them (really useful for PE revision at GCSE)

    MyPeExam.org – Excellent online based revision tool, (not free but well worth it for revision)