Our moto is ‘Personal Best!’
The Physical Education department at Hayesfield aims to develop physical competence so that pupils are able to move efficiently, effectively and safely, and an understanding of what they are doing and why. It is essentially a way, shaping, adjusting, and adapting. It should also involve the development of qualities of learning through maximum participation, awareness and observation. It is necessary to know about being physically active in a theoretical way, but pupils can only fully engage in this learning process by taking part and by being physically involved in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating.
The process of ‘physical’ education is achieved through the combination of physical activity with the mental processes of making decisions, selecting, refining, judging such as commitment, integrity, fairness, enthusiasm and concern for quality as well as success. Judgements are made and effects assessed before, during and after activity. In this way understanding and appreciation are developed, enabling subsequent actions to be refined and improved, while at the same time allowing pupils to experience the fun, enjoyment and satisfaction that result from successful endeavour.
Our P.E. programme is constantly being evaluated and refined to contribute to the development of the whole child, encouraging the pupils to enjoy a range of physical activity and to continue with a sporting activity after leaving Hayesfield. We hope that the pupils will feel as if something important is missing from their lifestyle if little or no physical activity is pursued.
PE Subject Aims
To maintain and/or stimulate pupil interest and enjoyment in P.E. and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
To enable pupils to be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary related to P.E.
To enable pupils to see P.E. as:
- a major feature in our lives related to leisure, employment and culture
- part of a wider body of knowledge and skills, e.g. interpersonal and problem solving skills (to include analysis and evaluation of P.E. issues)
To enable pupils to understand:
- and use safe practice and to appreciate its importance in P.E.
- the short and long term effects of exercise on the body
- the role of exercise in a fit and healthy lifestyle
To support the implementation of ‘Shared Values’ and to enable pupils to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as safety awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence.The establishment of pupil self esteem through the development of physical confidence is a major aim of the Department.
To enable pupils to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities, so as P.E. contributes to the development of core skills such as communication by speech.
To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all pupils (irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability, etc.) to have equal access to P.E., and to experience success and enjoyment in their P.E. work.
To develop an awareness in pupils of the implications of sport and physical activity (past and present) for the individual and the local, national and international communities.
To allow pupils to develop informed opinions and to be able to support them by reasonable arguments.
PE Department Staff
Miss D. Tillson (Co/ Head of PE)
Mrs J. White ( Co/Head of PE)
Mrs N. Hodkinson (p/t PE Teacher)
Miss H. Dury (PE Teacher)
Miss L. Jefferies (p/t PE Teacher)
Mrs B. Brian (PE Technician)
We are fully committed to full participation from all students and ensure that there is no obstacle to students enjoying and progressing in their PE lessons. In addition to identifying and supporting SEN students, according to the SEN policy and SIS sheet information provided (including involvement of TAs where appropriate), the PE Department identify subject specific students who may require additional support. Full information on how we support students with SEN needs is detailed in the Subject Handbook and available by request from the Subject Leader.
We recognise at there are some students who are exceptionally talented at one or more sports which take place inside of school and external clubs. In addition to identifying and supporting G&T students in all lessons according to the G&T policy (as identified by CATS), the PE Department identify subject specific students to challenge and support.
These students are placed on the PE G&T register and are placed in top sets where appropriate in Years 8-11. Opportunities to attend G&T days at Bath University, and to be placed on performance programmes are promoted. Elite performers are identified and offered mentoring sessions throughout the year by JMW/NJH to ensure balance of training with academic studies. Tutors, DoA & parents informed of any concerns where further support/intervention is required.