Churston Ferrers Grammar School

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Churston Ferrers Grammar School Sports Day 2019
Churston Ferrers Grammar School Sports Day 2019
Churston Ferrers Grammar School Sports Day 2019

Physical Education

Head of Department: Mr M Swannell

Department team:

  • Mr D Greaves
  • Mrs C Haigh
  • Mr Skelly
  • Mrs T Heale
  • Mrs C Cowell
  • Miss Y Miller

Our ethos at Churston is to enthuse and inspire our students to enjoy Physical Education (PE) and sport as part of their daily lives. We aim to contribute to the overall education of the students, by helping them to lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful physical activity.

In this increasingly sedentary society, the importance of physical activity has never been greater. It is vital that we equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.  

It is our aim at Churston to:

  • Deliver an exciting and extensive curriculum that helps ignite a passion for sport.
  • Use sport to develop important life skills and characteristics such as teamwork, leadership and respect for others.
  • Create a learning environment where students are encouraged to take risks, develop confidence, improve physical literacy and take ownership of their learning, regardless of their ability.
  • Help to establish self-esteem through the development of physical confidence.
  • Help students to cope with success and failure in competitive and cooperative activities.
  • Improve the health and well-being of all of our students and encourage them to make positive informed choices around their health, well-being

Overall, our main intention is that each and every student develops a love of learning, values the benefits of participation in physical activity and continues to follow an active lifestyle into their adult lives. 

M Swannell – Head of PE

What we do

We appreciate that not all students develop at the same speed and join us in Year 7 with a diverse range of interests and experiences within sport. Through a broad and inclusive curriculum, students are able to develop at their own pace and achieve success. We want all of our students to feel a sense of progress, achievement, satisfaction and enjoyment. 

In the lower years students are introduced to a wide range of activities, enabling them to develop their core skills in a wide range of sports. The range of activities taught are outlined in the table below. 

  Year 7 Year 8
Autumn 1 Health Related Fitness, Gymnastics, Net/Wall Games, Rugby, Netball Gymnastics, Rugby, Netball
Autumn 2 Net/Wall Games, Rugby, Netball Badminton, Rugby, Netball
Spring 1 Cross Country, Orienteering, Football Cross Country, Orienteering, Football
Spring 2 Basketball, Dance, Football Basketball, Speed/Agility/FitnessFootball
Summer 1 Athletics, Striking & Fielding Games, Tennis Athletics, Striking & Fielding Games, Tennis
Summer 2 Swimming, Cricket, Rounders Swimming – Life Saving & PersonalSurvival, Cricket, Rounders

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn 1

Health Related Fitness, Gymnastics, Net/Wall Games, Rugby, Netball


Gymnastics, Rugby, Netball


Autumn 2

Net/Wall Games, Rugby, Netball


Badminton, Rugby, Netball


Spring 1

Cross Country, Orienteering, Football


Cross Country, Orienteering, Football

Spring 2

Basketball, Dance, Football

Basketball, Speed/Agility/FitnessFootball 

Summer 1

Athletics, Striking & Fielding Games, Tennis


Athletics, Striking & Fielding Games, Tennis

Summer 2

Swimming, Cricket, Rounders


Swimming - Life Saving & Personal Survival, Cricket, Rounders

Click the links below for an overview of our PE curriculum intent:

PE Curriculum

Year Group Mapping Documents

Students who wish to further enhance their skills take part in a full extra-curricular programme, which runs at lunchtime and afterschool. Fixtures against other schools and participation in national schools’ competitions and cups, ensures we are nurturing the potential of our talented students and allowing them to experience school sport at the highest level.

Our curriculum is designed to complement the school curriculum values, outlined below:

Social Justice – ensuring students of all abilities, genders, ages, ethnicities have equal and open access to a wide variety of activities.  We want our students to know that they can achieve their goals and will offer a supportive, challenging and nurturing environment for all; this can be seen within the core curriculum and through the extensive programme of extracurricular sport.

Active Citizenship – building upon the skills and personal characteristics within core PE lessons and through an extensive extra curricular sports programme, enabling our students  to undertake a variety of roles through participation in PE and sport, such as a sports leaders, coach, team mate, and peer mentors. 

Sustainability – developing an appreciation of our local environment and the importance of learning and being outside, following healthy lifestyles and developing habits around their physical, social and mental health that are maintained into adult life.

Links

Careers link 

SMSC link

Student Testimonies

“I loved the wide range of sports that were available to us and that we got a say in what we wanted to do.” Freya

“I think that PE lessons are really enjoyable and the range of extra-curricular clubs are amazing!” Isabelle

“The inter-house competitions also help to create a sense of house pride and are always really successful.” Austin

“The staff are always really helpful and if you are struggling with something in PE they always give you extra support.” Maddy

“KS3 really helped me to step up to GCSE PE because they taught a range of new sports I hadn’t tried before.” Luca