Physical Education

Welcome to PE 2017-2018.

Welcome to the physical education department. We pride ourselves on an ethos of providing opportunities for all students to access Physical Education and Sport. This is reflected in our, inclusive, Key Stage 3 and 4 core programme, and our OCR Cambridge Nationals Sports Science course.

Not only do we have an inclusive curriculum structure but we also offer extra- curricular opportunities for our students to develop their practical ability, have fun or develop their theoretical knowledge of Physical Education through support classes.

Students are also able to compete against other schools in academy fixtures across various sports and have the opportunity to attend trials to represent the District in a wide variety of events. Currently we have students representing District teams in Netball and Football. We also enter a variety of events throughout the year including Sports hall Athletics, Sports Leadership courses and Badminton.


Mrs Nicole Hill, Head of Physical Education & Associate Assistant Principal
Mr Paul Smith, Physical Education Teacher
Mr David Morgan, Physical Education Teacher

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Overview of Key Stage 3 Physical Education

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum offers two lessons of Physical Education each week covering a range of sports and activities across each year. We aim to instil an enthusiastic and positive approach towards sports and physical activities to help students lead active, healthy lifestyles. We develop students’ practical ability, and appreciation of tactics and strategy, through individual and team sports as well as activities to promote health, fitness and well-being. We incorporate theoretical aspects from the academic courses in Physical Education into practical teaching to help students understand the next step in their learning if they opt for GCSE Physical Education or OCR Cambridge Nationals Sports Science course in year 9 or 11.

Overview of Key Stage 4 Physical Education

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum offers two lessons a week of Physical Education in year 9 and one lesson each week for years 10 and 11. Our aim is to motivate and inspire students to take responsibility for their own well-being and adopt a healthy, active lifestyle which we hope they will take with them when they leave Outwood Academy Bydales as lifelong learners.

KS4 qualifications include GCSE PE and the OCR Nationals certificate in Sports Science. These are available for students to opt in for in Year 8 (two year course) and in Year 10 (one year course).

Quote from Student – ‘PE is amazing, it is so much fun. The staff are friendly and teach you loads of new things in interesting ways’- Jessica McConnell Y9

Enrichment Opportunities

3.10-4.00: Sports Leaders with Mr Buckby

2.30-3.30: Rugby for all with the Redcar Rugby Club

2.30-5.30: Fixtures (preferred night, although other nights may be scheduled)

2.30-4.30: ‘Let’s play Netball’ with Mrs Hill
2.30-3.30: Beginners Badminton with Badminton England Coach Dave Johnson
3.30-4.40: Intermediate Badminton with Badminton England Coach Dave Johnson
5.00-6.00: Volleyball with Marske Volleyball Club.

2.30-3.30: KS4 intervention session with Mrs Hill.
2.30-4.00: Basketball with Teesside Mowhawks.

SMSC Opportunities

The Physical Education department consistently support the social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness of students through the medium of sport. Teamwork, sportsmanship and fairness are ever evident in lessons and opportunities to share values, learning experiences and the impact of sporting role models are regularly discussed and help students deal with a variety of difficulties which may occur in their day to day life. Through our involvement with Sky Sports for Living Programme elite athlete visits from Amanda Coulson and Chris Cook provide our students with a direct link to successful elite athletes and coaches.


Kit and Expectations

  • Purple polo top
  • Black shorts
  • Rugby top
  • Black football socks, long not short
  • Black tracksuit bottoms for winter, plain without branded logos
  • Trainers (not canvas fashion pumps as these to do not give enough support or protection)
  • Football boots for football and rugby

We strongly recommend:

  • Gum shield – for rugby
  • Shin pads – for football

Optional PE Uniform

  • Academy tracksuit top
  • Academy tracksuit bottoms
  • 3/4 zip fleece

Expectations of a PE student

  • Unable to participate – you will still need to bring kit as you will be asked to be an official or coach. We will also need a note from your guardian to explain why you are not able to participate
  • Forgotten kit – you will be expected to borrow our freshly laundered kit and a detention will be given.
  • Health and safety – no jewellery or watches allowed, and hair must be tied back (girls and boys!).
  • Effort – We expect that you always try your best. While there may be future sports stars amongst you, we simply want all of you to be the best that you can and enjoy the opportunities provided.