The department consists of seven specialist physical education teachers:
Mr Walker - Head of Physical Education
Mrs Green - Second in department
Mr Keenleyside - PE teacher / Sports leaders award tutor / ITT Mentor
Mrs Swann - PE teacher / Duke of Edinburgh's award co-ordinator / School Sports Co-Ordinator
Mrs Donohue - PE teacher / Sports Leader Award Tutor
Mr Rourke- PE Teacher/ Football Development Officer
Miss Hockett- PE Teacher
The department aims to develop the physical competence of pupils' to enable them to enjoy a range of different activities.
Physical education builds confidence and allows pupils' to be creative and competitive.
In lessons, pupils' attempt different challenges as individuals, groups and teams, they also gain an indepth knowledge of the body in action. They will learn how to plan, perform and evaluate their own and others performance, this process will help them to discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences.
The department promotes positive attitudes towards active healthy lifestyles and gives pupils' access to high quality physical education within the school and local community. Pupils' are also given the opportunity to undertake leadership activities and complete the Community sports Leaders Award (See Junior Sports Leaders page).
The department offers an extensive range of extra curricular clubs, activities and teams which all pupils' may access. Clubs run before school, at lunchtimes and after school. The school enters teams into local, district, county and national competitions.
Please see the SPORT@HGS page for more information.
- Sports Leaders Award - Level 1 + 2
- Cross country
- Football - Girls / Boys
- Mountain Walking
- Table Tennis
Year 9 students can take part in an outdoor pursuits residential.
The school has an excellent range of modern sports facilities.
These include extensive grass playing fields on Cawley lane, a short distance from the main school site. In the Autumn / Winter terms the fields are marked with three football and two rugby pitches as well as a grid training area.
In the summer term, the fields are marked with a six lane 400 metre running track, areas for javelin, shot and discus and four rounders pitches.
The current sports hall was built in 1999. It provides an outstanding area for a range of activities including cricket, netball, volleyball, gymnastics, badminton, circuit training, five-a-side football and hockey.
The most recent improvement to the facilities has been the installation of an Multi use games area. This state of the art artificial surface is equipped with a full size hockey and football pitch as well as areas for 5-a-side football.
Adjacent to the school, the Annex which was recently refurbished is used for dance, table tennis and aerobics.
The department also makes use of sporting facilities in the local community. Our school sports day is held in the summer term at the Princess Mary's athletics stadium in Liversedge and the school swimming gala is held at the Spenborough swimming pool at the end of the Autumn term.
In Year 7 and 8, all pupils undertake a 60 minute physical education lesson and a 90min games lesson a week. In Year 9, pupils' undertake one 90 minute P.E/games lesson a week.
In P.E, pupils complete a range of different activities in 9 week blocks covering all areas of the national curriculum. Pupils are taught in mixed groups for all P.E lessons.
Year 7 - Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Orienteering, Tennis.
Year 8 - Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Health-related fitness, Tennis.
In games lessons, pupils are taught in single sex groups set by ability and undertake 7 week blocks of activity.
Year 7/ 8 Girls - Athletics, Badminton, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Netball, Rounders.
Year 7 / 8 Boys - Athletics, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Badminton, Rugby.
Year 9 Girls - Athletics, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Football, Rugby, Rounders.
Year 9 Boys - Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Tennis.
In Year 10 and 11 pupils may opt to study GCSE Physical education (See GCSE page for more information)
All pupils' undertake a 90 minute practical lesson each week. Pupils' are given a choice of activities
- Soft ball
- Table tennis
Developing ‘Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills’ (PLTS) in Physical Education
The Physical education curriculum provides a range of activities, learning opportunities and contexts essential for the effective development of PLTS. Physical Education provides a variety of excellent opportunities for pupils to improve their personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS).
The framework comprises of six PLTS:
- independent enquirers
- creative thinkers
- team workers
- effective participators
- reflective learners