Acting Curriculum Leader: Mr S McClune
The Physical Education Department supports students in fulfilling their potential through playing, leading and officiating sport. Our aim is to find a role for all students to achieve within PE and School Sport.
The department has experienced, committed and motivated teaching staff who challenge themselves every day in order to provide the most effective teaching and learning environment possible. We strive to provide a wide range of opportunities for all students both within the curriculum and outside of lessons in order to support their holistic development.
As a department we feel it is fundamental that we prepare our students for life after Astrea Academy Woodfields. We encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning and support them to overcome challenges to achieve their goals and be the best they can be. In experiencing performance, coaching and leadership roles throughout the curriculum, students develop their confidence, communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.
Our department vision is for all students to develop a thirst for learning as well as the knowledge and skills to lead and sustain a healthy active lifestyle both whilst at Astrea Woodfields and in their adult lives.
Physical Education Staff
- Acting Curriculum Leader – Mr S McClune
- Director of Sport – Mr L Sadler
- Head of Academy of Sport – Miss J Bain
- Teacher of PE/Progress Lead Year 10 – Mr J Gittins
- Teacher of PE/Progress Lead Year 7 – Mr M Dye
- Teacher of PE – Miss C O`Grady
- Teacher of PE – Miss L Geldart
- Teacher of PE – Mr D Watson
- Teacher of PE – Mr S Clark
- Trainee Teacher of PE/Geography – Mr B Hall
Resources and Facilities
The Physical Education Department has superb facilities including a Sports Hall, Gymnasium, Fitness suite, Dance studio, MUGA, State of the art 4G alongside 5 football pitches and a rugby pitch. The department also has access to 4 sport specific classrooms including 2 computer rooms. Each classroom has a large interactive smart display board.
Key Stage 3
In Year 7 students have the opportunity to perform in a range of activities as identified in the table below:
Year 7 – Programs of Study – 4 Week rotation
Health Related Exercise
These activities allow our students at Woodfields to build upon what that they have learnt at KS2 and develop the range of fundamental skills required to achieve in any sport. Students are encouraged to REACH and demonstrate the Astrea Academies core values of Resilience, Empathy, Aspiration, Contribution and Happiness.
The curriculum in Year 8 allows students to refine the techniques they have previously learnt and allows them to further develop knowledge and understanding related to leadership, officiating and tactics that are used in a variety of sports to prepare them for their Level 2 qualification studies.
Year 8 – Programs of Study – 4 Week Rotation
Health Related Exercise
Key Stage 4
The Key Stage 4 curriculum at Woodfields allows all students to achieve a qualification in PE. All students are currently studying the OCR Cambridge National in Sports studies which covers important topics in sport relating to the Media, Contemporary Issues, Sports Leadership and Developing Sports Skills.
More information is available at www.ocr.org.uk
Students are also able to study BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Performing Arts: Dance. Students work on different units including Exploring the Performing Arts, Developing Skills and Techniques in Performing Arts and Responding to a Brief.
More information is available at https://qualifications.pearson.com
Successful completion of the Level 2 courses on offer will prepare students for a range of Level 3 qualifications related to sport and performing arts. Through their studies, students will develop transferable skills in leadership, communication, teamwork and data analysis. These skills can lead to a variety of employment opportunities in a range of different areas, for example, recreational management, leisure activities, coaching, the fitness industry, the armed forces or public services.
The PE Department offers an extensive range of sports as part of their extracurricular program; allowing students to refine the skills they have learnt in curriculum lessons, work with students from different year groups or for students to have some structured recreational time with their friends. All of our extracurricular activities are supervised by teaching staff from the academy and provide students with the opportunity to represent the academy at local and national competitions.
Active Lunch provision
The PE Department offers an active lunch provision on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday where students can access structured sporting activities as an alternative way to spend their lunch times.
Year 7 & 8
- Students receive regular homework directly linked to the sporting activity that they are completing. Homework tasks are based around developing knowledge and understanding linked to warm ups, rules, techniques and tactics identified within each sport.
Level 2 Studie
- Media in Sport – Coursework learning objectives.
- Contemporary Issues in Sport – responding to exam style questions.
- Developing Sports Skills – Reviewing professional performances on a regular basis and comparing this to their own performances.
- Sports Leadership – Designing risk assessments and session plans.