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PE department mission statement:
A passionate and ambitious Physical Education department, driven by inspirational and aspirational expectations for students and staff. The department aims to deliver a holistic approach the curriculum. This is encompassed by provision of sporting opportunities in support of life-long participation, as well as a facilitative, safe and varied learning environment.
Our sports are central to our ethos and our relentless focus on outstanding achievement. We teach an extensive range of sport and physical education courses. We demand the very highest standards in these courses. We also believe that our sports supports standards across the curriculum, both by creating a general sense of achievement in students and through supporting effective teaching in other areas. However, in addition to outstanding academic achievement, we believe in developing confident and healthy members of the community.
We have excellent sporting amenities including a spacious sports hall, climbing wall and all-weather outdoor pitches. Our first-class facilities are available to our students and the wider public.
Sport is not our only area of excellence. We continue to meet the needs of the most academically and intellectually able students. Every year, large numbers of students move on to higher education including some of the most prestigious universities. The performing and visual arts are a real strength. High quality science and technology courses are taught in high quality labs and workshops.
We are proud of our sports, and we are also proud of the many other areas of excellence.
Staffing in the Physical Education Department
Mrs Laura Rowden
Role: Head of Physical Education; Tutor of 7LRN
Specialist Subjects: Theory, Football and Basketball
Responsibilities: Curriculum planning and management, GCSE and BTEC lead, Sixth form sports lead, ECA Clubs Co-ordinator and Community clubs link coordinator, TIC: Girls Football, Girls Basketball, Netball, Cricket and Rounders.
Miss Eloise Williams
Role: Teacher of PE; Tutor of 8EWI
Specialist Subjects: Football and Netball
Responsibilities: Teacher of KS3/ KS4 and KS5. Girls Football club and fixtures (All Years). Boys Football club and fixtures (All Years). Girls Netball club and fixtures (All Years).
Mr Daniel McAlernon
Role: Teacher of Physical Education and Science; Tutor of 9DMN
Specialist Subjects: Rugby Union, Handball, Table Tennis, Boxing and Fitness
Responsibilities: BTEC Lead, Rugby and Table Tennis Clubs
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