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Welcome to the PE department.  We are a small, but thriving department with many years of teaching experience.  The department consists of:

 

  • Mrs Radforth who is the department’s Subject Leader

  • Mrs McDonnell who is the School’s Student Voice Coordinator, as well as the PE department’s School Games Organiser

  • Mr Holdsworth, who is in charge of Boys’ PE

  • Mr Headley also teaches some KS4 PE

Despite only having three full time members of staff, we endeavour to provide our students with a wide range of after schools clubs in a range of sports. See our extra curricular section for more details. 

 

We also enter a range of competitions at town, county and regional level. Our girls are currently Year 8 Champions at Indoor Athletics, for the second year running.

 

All students regardless of their ability are always welcome to attend after school clubs.  The department’s ethos is “Participation and Enjoyment”, with an emphasis upon each student achieving their full potential at Key Stage Three and at Key Stage Four.

PE at Key Stage 3: Years 7 to 9

Students will have two compulsory PE lessons per week at Key Stage Three through until the end of year 9, each lesson lasting one hour.

 

Students study a range of sports throughout the three years and are regularly assessed throughout the year. All students are expected to arrive at lessons with full school PE kit, (see Kit Policy section for further details),  appropriate footwear and ready to learn in all weathers.

Current activities that are studied at Key Stage Three include football, rugby, netball, athletics, cheer leading, dance, gymnastics, rounders, basketball, cricket and badminton. Students are encouraged to participate  after school, where the school has an excellent reputation, across the town, for its extra -curricular successes.  (see extra curricular section for further details.)

As well as studying a huge range of sports, students are also expected to take on different roles such as refereeing, coach and manager in practical lessons. Students who are injured or unable to participate fully will be expected to take on these roles within lessons. The department encourages all students to achieve their full potential, regardless of their ability.

On occasions the department has been able to invite expert coaches from Saints, “Watch this Space” and from a variety of cheer leading groups across the town in order to enhance the curriculum further.

PE at Key Stage 4: Years 10 & 11

Students will have one compulsory PE lesson per week at Key Stage Four in Year 10 and Year 11.

 

Students study a range of sports throughout the two years with the emphasis upon participation rather than assessment. Once again, students are expected to arrive at lessons with full school PE kit and ready to learn in all weathers.

Current activities that are studied at Key Stage Four include football, rugby, netball,  aerobics, dance, rounders, basketball, softball, cricket, table tennis and badminton. Students are still encouraged to participate after school where the school has an excellent reputation across the town for its extra -curricular successes.

As well as studying a range of sports, students are also given the option to develop as a Sports Leader, developing different roles such as refereeing, coach and manager in practical lessons.  Students will then organise events involving our feeder primary schools such as bench ball, football, and cross country festivals. They also organise their very own Olymkids Festival in July each year.

St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School

Boardmans Lane

Blackbrook

St Helens

WA11 9BB

Tel: 01744 678112

Fax: 01744 678113

Email: staugustine@sthelens.org.uk