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Spalding Grammar School

Physical Education

Staff

  • Mr D Venables (Head of Department)
  • Mr N Stone (2nd in Department)
  • Mr C Crane
  • Mr D Endersbee
  • Mr L Hedges
  • Mr A Brooks

 

 

Resources

The department has one designated teaching room, sports hall, fitness suite, office, extensive fields, and utilises a range of local facilities.

Curriculum

Students have opportunities to develop a wide range of practical skills and to improve their knowledge and understanding in a range of activities – including football, rugby, basketball, hockey, badminton, tennis, gymnastics, and dance during the Winter and Spring Terms, and athletics, cricket and rounders during the Summer Term.

Key Stage 3

Year 7: Students experience a broad curriculum and work on developing individual skills and attempt to implement them into a competitive situation where appropriate. 

Years 8 and 9: Students also learn to develop their understanding of tactics and strategies, and apply these as applicable. Students are also given opportunities to develop other roles such as officiating, coaching and leadership to enhance their organisational and communication skills.

Key Stage 4

All students follow an options program for their core PE lesson. Health Related Fitness and squash are introduced to the curriculum. Students are expected to take on more responsibility for their progress developing training programs, running individual and group warm ups, and developing tactical awareness to enhance performance. Students can opt into examination courses in Physical Education, having the opportunity to take GCSE Physical Education (AQA).

Key Stage 5

Wednesday afternoons are allocated to Sixth Form Games. All students are able to continue with representative and recreational sport during this time choosing from a range of games and sports available. Additionally students can opt into examination and leadership courses in Sport and Physical Education. Students in Year 12 have the opportunity complete the Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership. Also in Year 12 students can opt to take a two year A level following the AQA syllabus.

Enrichment

The department is committed to a varied Enrichment Programme during lunch periods, after school, and on Saturday mornings.  The Department has strong links with local sports clubs’ facilities and coaching, especially rugby, cricket, hockey, squash, and tennis.  Trips are organised in each year to enrich the learning and the experience of students. A successful House system operates, with all students given the opportunity to represent their house in a variety of sporting activities. At Key Stage 3 compulsory Inter House competitions are differentiated to allow 100% participation by students at a level that they are comfortable. School teams compete in local and national competitions in all major sports and a range of minor sports.