Physical Education

Curriculum Intent

‘Physically educated persons are those who have learned to arrange their lives in such a way that the habitual physical activities they freely engage in make a distinctive contribution to their wider flourishing.’ James MacAllister

Our PE curriculum at St Cuthbert's is designed and constantly reviewed to meet the needs of our students. As a department, we believe Physical Education to be the vehicle which enables and provides students with the opportunity to holistically develop with the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding of lifelong participation in physical activity. The provision that we strive to provide is well balanced between participation and performance for all students.


As a department, our intent is to ensure that our curriculum provides students with the effective opportunities to:

  • Be confident and resilient individuals who lead healthy active lifestyles
  • Provide students with new sporting experiences and opportunities which stimulate a love for learning both academically and practically
  • Develop employability skills and have an awareness of clear progression routes that follow Key Stage 4


Department Staff

Mrs Vicky Jackson
Curriculum Leader PE and Health & Social Care

Mr Phil Arkell
Head of Year 10 and Teacher of Physical Education

Mr Grant Mearns
Head of Year 11 and Teacher of Physical Education

Mr Liam Platt
Teacher of Physical Education

Ms Nikki Ward
Personal Development Lead and Teacher of PE

Mrs Liz Bayley
PE Technician

Welcome from Mrs Jackson


Curriculum Rationale - Physical Education

Curriculum Rationale - Health & Social Care

Curriculum Overview - Physical Education

Curriculum Overview - GCSE PE

Curriculum Overview - BTEC Sport


Year 7 - 9 Physical Education Progress Grid