Staff in the PE Faculty
HEAD OF FACULTY Mr F Fenton
PE at PARRS WOOD
The P.E. Faculty provides a broad and balanced programme of activities that the students find challenging, enjoyable and satisfying. Students of all abilities are encouraged to become fully involved and given the opportunity to develop, physically socially, emotionally and cognitively.
The National Curriculum requirements are met at Key Stage 3 and 4. At key stage 3 there are four areas of activity followed, Games, Gymnastics, Orienteering and Athletics. There is a possibility of Dance being re-introduced for both boys and girls if adequate time and space can be found. For Orienteering there are over 70 control points placed around the school grounds to cater for different orienteering courses. Gymnastics is taught to both boys and girls throughout the key stage. At Key Stage 4 there are elements of choice, giving opportunities to develop new skills and build on existing skills. All Students follow courses in Fitness and Athletics. Other activities are opted for. For Students with a very keen interest in sport, there is a GCSE examination course in Key Stage 4. At present we have six teaching groups at GCSE level following the Edexcel P.E. exam Course.
The P.E. Faculty has maintained good links with local sports clubs and has visiting coaches from them to enhance the PE curriculum. Coaches from Manchester City Football Club, Toc H Rugby Club, Aerobics and Self Defence Instructors coming in to work with the pupils.
Throughout the year all students will follow a balanced programme of activities chosen to provide enjoyment and satisfaction which will encourage students to develop a positive attitude to Physical Education.
Students will follow courses in four areas of activity in the National Curriculum:
Games. The Games activities followed will be Netball, Hockey, Rounders, Cricket, Soccer, Rugby, Badminton, Basketball and Softball.
In all courses the aim is for students to gain an understanding of and develop the techniques used in each activity through the process of planning, performing and evaluating.
The course develops a range of subject specific skills and it also helps students build up their confidence, develops decision making, the ability to work as part of a team and the motivation to try and excel as individuals.
In July of each year the School holds its Annual Sports Awards Evening to celebrate the pupils sporting achievements gained through out the school year. It has proved to be a very successful evening with more than 200 pupils guests and parents in attendance.
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Extra Curricular Activities
The Faculty provides an extensive extra curricular programme. There is a wide range of activities offered to the pupils which provides opportunities for achievement at high levels both for teams and individuals.
There are Clubs/Teams in Athletics, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Rugby, Netball, Badminton, Rounders and Tennis.
Teams enter competitions and play fixtures in the evenings and weekends.
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