Churston Ferrers Grammar School

Tel: 01803 842289

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 Skelly

Department team:

  • Mr M Swannell
  • Mr D Greaves
  • Mrs C Haigh
  • Mrs T Heale
  • Miss J Ashworth
  • Mr T Moss

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. 

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