‘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 all of our students. We aim to foster the joy of learning through providing a broad and balanced curriculum, enabling all students to find activities they enjoy. We promote an aspirational culture where all students are provided with opportunities to experience success. As a department, we believe that Physical Education is a vehicle which provides students with the opportunity to holistically develop 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. Within PE, students have the opportunity to develop a wide range of transferable knowledge and skills which will aid them in their future learning, apprenticeships or employment, whilst taking into account the improving local economy and labour market.
As a department, our intent is to ensure that our curriculum provides students with effective opportunities to:
Within lessons we consistently use Rosenshine’s principles of instruction to ensure effective learning takes place. We do this by ensuring that there is a review of learning at the start of every lesson, ensuring that new content is introduced in small steps (with ample time to practice), using questioning for understanding, providing model answers/demonstrations and providing scaffolds for difficult tasks.
Mrs Vicky Jackson
Curriculum Leader PE and Health & Social Care
Mr Phil Arkell
Head of Year 11 and Teacher of Physical Education
Mrs Liz Bayley
PE Teacher and Technician
Mr Grant Mearns
Head of Year 10 and Teacher of Physical Education
Mr Liam Platt
Teacher of Physical Education
Miss Nikki Ward
Personal Development and CEIAG Lead and Teacher of PE and Health and Social Care