Introduction

Staffing

Physical Education is taught by the following members of staff ;

Miss L Goodfellow Head of Department
Mr A Bunn PE
Mrs C Jones PE
Miss K Driver PE
Mr M Montifroy PE
Mr M Maher PE / Assistant Headteacher

Introduction

Physical Education is the part of the curriculum that can contribute most to the physical experiences and development of the pupil. It is unique because firstly, it provides opportunities for the development and refinement of manipulative and motor skills, co-ordination, control, mobility and strength which need to be applied in many areas of curriculum and throughout everyday life. Secondly, it provides for an increasing awareness of the capabilities of the body and an understanding of the quality and purpose of movement and develops attitudes towards it. Lastly, Physical Education should provide a practical application of how the body works and the importance of a healthy and active life.

Physical Education shares the responsibility with other curriculum areas, to provide a style of teaching which develops lively and inquiring minds, gives satisfaction, pride and enjoyment in doing tasks well, offer challenge appropriate to age and aptitude, and encourages imagination and power of reasoning and judgement. It also makes a significant contribution to the development of social, personal, emotional and moral skills necessary for an individual to be able to operate independently, or interact and work with others in a group.

Aims 

To teach the acquisition of skills, development of spatial awareness and promotion of co-operation with others through a variety of activities. We aim to promote physical competence so that pupils are able to move efficiently, effectively and safely in order to continue participation in sport after leaving school.

To achieve this aim our objectives are:

  • To foster, individual physical development in the areas of mobility, strength, flexibility and stamina and to promote health related fitness with a view to maintaining an active lifestyle.
  • To develop a range of psycho-motor skills.
  • To promote an awareness of safety in physical activities.
  • To stimulate interest, enjoyment and enthusiasm in lessons that should carry through into the rest of their set life, encouraging involvement in events and activities outside school.
  • To play an important part in the development of character and personality and to help build self-confidence when working individually or in groups.
  • To develop problem solving skills and a situation for creative thinking.
  • To encourage an appreciation of the concept of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • Contribute to the physical development of each pupil. ( Poise, suppleness, fitness, strength and stamina are welcome products but not ends in themselves).
  • Motivate each pupil to maintain enjoyment and derive satisfaction and achievement through physical education.
  • Promote physical fitness and an appreciation, understanding and a positive attitude and interest in maintaining physical fitness.
  • Develop each pupils vocabulary of movement so enabling their understanding and mastery of a broad base of physical skills and activities.
  • Encourage each pupil to take pride in the confident, controlled and skilful use of the body in a wide range of challenging physical activities.
  • Allow ample opportunity for each pupil to be creative and inventive within the aesthetic aspects of the subject.
  • Help pupils to co-operate with each other, to manage the spirit of competition, and be sensitive to others and their safety.
  • Equip individuals with the basis and means of making active, creative and purposeful use of their leisure time.

Overview

At Moorside High School we have extensive playing fields and areas that are adaptable for a variety of activities. We now have three football pitches that we use for regular fixtures.  In addition to this, we have two multi-activity areas that include  : 

  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Netball courts
  • Hockey pitches
  • 400m grass athletics track (summer) 
  • Five a side football pitches

For indoor activities we have a full size gym and the use of the school hall.

Good community links are being established through a variety of sports including cricket, rugby and football. Further links are hoping to be developed to broaden the sporting experiences for as many of our students as possible.

Key Stage 3:

Key Stage 4:

Four hours over a two week period

Three hours over a two week period

Activities include:

  • Football
  • Health and Fitness
  • Athletics
  • Handball
  • Rounders
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Cricket

Activities include:

  • Aerobics
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Cricket

GCSE and BTEC PE is a popular course and has a strong uptake of students. Regular use of interactive whiteboards ensures lessons are interesting and challenging for our students. To maintain progress and development continued efforts are made to improve and update resources each year.

Extra Curricular Activities

Every year we enter as many of the district competitions as possible in a range of sports. All year groups have boys and girls football teams which compete in the district leagues, county cup, English schools cup and Sentinel cup through out the year. We have been extremely successful over the years, we have seen girls county cup wins along side boys district league and cup wins and we hope this continues this year!
Girls netball is particularly strong at the school, with over 25 girls trialling for a place in each year groups team. The teams compete regularly with other schools in the district and have lots of success. Netball training is held every week for all year groups and non-team players are welcome to come to this, we have a fantastic uptake every year. 
The department is part of a strong and successful District Sports Association and regularly takes part in local leagues fixture and national competitions in a variety of activities including:

  • Football
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Cross-country
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis

Every year the school runs a popular sports tour or ski trip for students to experience sport in other countries, or even a sport they’ve never tried before!