PE is a core subject for all students with the exception of post 16 students who may opt to choose Physical Education activities as part of their Enrichment Programme. Students in KS4 may choose Physical Education from a list of options in the mixed block.
Students who opt for PE at Key stage 4 will be entered for OCR National Sport studies (equivalent to one GCSE) and GCSE PE.
Students are currently timetabled 2 x 55 minute core PE lessons per week at Key stage 3 and 1 x 55 minute at Key stage 4.. The timetabling of all PE lessons as a double lesson this gives time for students to contribute and test out their own ideas, to build progressions and repeat practices where necessary: a strength of the PE curriculum timetable. The PE programme (curricular and extra-curricular) is delivered by 4 full-time members of staff, with the additional support of a Football Academy manager and a Rugby Academy manager.
Members of the senior team also contribute to the delivery of PE lessons. All teachers are specialists and graduates of the subject, which ensures that they bring excellent experience and knowledge to its organisation and delivery. All members of the faculty are keen to develop further professionally, attending relevant and appropriate CPD courses. Members of the faculty also hold positions within the school reflective of their excellent skills and standards.
The range of facilities and resources available to support the delivery of physical education and activity is good. There are two dedicated PE teaching venues which will support the delivery of PE theory lessons. An excellent range of extra-curricular sports and physical activities is organised by the faculty, including Football, Rugby, Basketball, Volleyball, Athletics, Rounder’s, Trampolining, Gymnastics and Sports Leadership activities.
The achievement of individuals and teams in some sports is of a good standard and is improving. Teachers’ commitment to the faculty’s extra curriculum activities is outstanding: Moreton holds a Bronze Sports mark. Recently the School has seen excellent success in Volleyball (Black Country School Games Gold Medallists): one student making it to England U16, Athletics (Over 20 students qualifying for the City Finals), Rugby Approximately 20 students now represent a local rugby league club: with one student receiving a paid scholarship for Gloucester – boys and girls and Football (City Cup winners and 2 students representing Walsall Football Club).
Students are also given excellent opportunities to develop their leadership skills; this provides valuable opportunities for students to develop a wide range of skills and qualities (leaders for Volleyball at the black country games). The faculty provides students with an excellent number of opportunities to participate and engage in Sports Leadership activities. Students often act as Sports Leaders at events organised by the PE Faculty including Primary School events (FLAMES Festivals, Primary School Sports Day) and ‘in-house’ events (Mini Olympics, Intra house competitions and Moreton School Sports Day).
Sports day is organised for students in Years 7-10 and this is an outstanding success. Students participate in athletic and games activities throughout the day. The cooperation between PE staff is excellent. Teachers work well on a daily basis to organise groups and the sharing of facilities, resources and equipment. There is also a collaborative approach to all aspects of the PE curriculum.
Provision at Key stage 5: BTEC Sport L3 and both a Rugby and Football academy on site that both participate in formal fixtures and a sports tour every academic year.
P.E. Teaching Staff
Miss L. Hardwick – Head of Faculty
Miss V. Banks – Teacher of PE
Mr. J. Pickering – Teacher of PE
Miss K. Highman – Teacher of PE
Mr. D. Poulton – Rugby Academy Manager
Mr J Ashton – Football Academy Manager