The Physical Education department is a leading area within the school that commits a lot of time and resources to deliver high quality lessons in which all students, whatever their ability thrive. Pupils will study 2 hours of PE each week throughout the Key Stages however there is an option of further study through GCSE PE and Btec Sport which is offered in KS4.
The members of the PE Department are Mrs Doyle, Miss Scott, Mrs Lowe, Mr Skurr and Mr Hopkin. It is our aim to develop every student’s physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these qualities to perform in a range of activities we study at Howden. Opportunities are provided within school time and extra curricular for students to be creative, competitive and challenged as individuals and in groups and teams.
Perhaps one of our most important tasks at present is to develop positive attitudes towards an active and healthy lifestyle. In PE pupils learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process, students discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.
The PE department runs a vast array of extra curricular activities where pupils can further develop their passion and skill development for different activities. These include football, netball, rugby, hockey, DofE and our most popular activity Rock Challenge.