Physical Education

Welcome to PE 2018-2019.

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, WJEC Sport and Coaching Principles and Sports Leaders courses.
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 Country, District and National levels in a variety of activities including Netball, Squash, Karate, Football, Cross Country, Athletics, Dance and Gymnastics. We have teams in the Redcar and Cleveland Football and Netball leagues in addition to entering a variety of sporting events throughout the year including Sports Hall Athletics, Rounders, Sports Leadership courses and Badminton to mention a few.

Meet the Team

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

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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 as assessed 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 the OCR Nationals certificate in Sports Science and WJEC Sport and Coaching Principles. These are available for students to opt in for in Year 8 (two year course) and in Year 10 (one year course).
OCR Nationals certificate in Sports Science is 75% controlled assessment and 25% examination whereas the WJEC Sport and Coaching Principles is 60% controlled assessment and 40% examination.

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 Y10

Enrichment Opportunities

Spring 2019

2.30-3.30pm: Badminton with Mrs Hill
3.30-4.00pm: Sports Leaders with Mrs Hill

3.00-5.00pm: Sports Leaders events with Primary schools and SSCO Mr Buckby

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

2.30-3.30pm: Training sessions and team selections with PE staff.

2.30-3.30pm: KS4 intervention session with Mr Smith and Mr Morgan.
2.30-4.00pm: Netball with Mrs Hill.

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.


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.