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Physical Education

Staffing and Role

Mr G. Archer

Head of P.E.

Mr K. Alderman

Teacher of P.E./Maths; Head of Year

Miss V. O’Shea

Teacher of P.E.

Miss E. Parry

Teacher of Dance and P.E.

Mrs E. Vallance

Teacher of P.E.

Mr J. Lovegrove

Assistant Headteacher; Teacher of P.E.

Vision Statement

In Physical Education, students develop advanced skills and apply them to a variety of situations and sports; they lead their peers and take on roles and responsibilities to build character and resilience, and they are inspired to continue physical activity into later life.

KS3 Curriculum

Students will participate in most/all of the following:

Athletics

Netball

Badminton

Problem Solving / Orienteering

Basketball

Rounders

Fitness

Rugby

Football

Swimming / Personal Survival

Across the two years there is an increase in the difficulty of skills required and the amount of responsibility that students take on. Using the concept of sport education, most activities allow for students to take on different roles and responsibilities within a team.

KS4 Curriculum

Students who wish to take part in a sport/physical activity-based examinable subject can opt to study a V Cert in Health & Fitness, which runs through until Year 11. All students take part in ‘core’ P.E. lessons, with activities broadly similar to those listed for Years 7 and 8.

All students are expected to take part in core P.E. lessons (currently two hours per week). Students follow an options-based system where activities are selected approximately every four weeks. The emphasis is very much upon allowing students to experience a wider variety of sports which may sustain their levels of activity beyond their time at Testbourne. Activities offered are as follows:

Athletics

Football

Lacrosse

Rugby

Ultimate Frisbee

Badminton

Futsal

Multigym / Weight Training

Softball

Unihoc

Basketball

Golf

Netball

Table Tennis

Volleyball

Dodgeball

Gymball

 Pilates

Tennis

Yoga

Fitness

Handball

Rounders

Trampolining

Zumba

Extra-Curricular Activities

There is a wide range of sports available for students to take part in during lunchtimes – the timetable is updated every half-term. For further details, please visit the extra-curricular moodle page.

In addition to the above, there are opportunities for students to compete against other schools in the following sports and activities throughout the year. Selection for teams is based upon commitment and dedication.

Quotes from Students

“I like P.E. because of the roles we take on – it gives everyone a fair chance to take the lead and build confidence. I enjoy P.E. because of the involvement; they also give everyone information in a way they will enjoy.”

“I love P.E. because it is a great chance to try new sports and all of the teachers are so amazing. It’s definitely my favourite lesson.”

“I love P.E. – it’s so active and always involves everyone.”