Students will study two hours of PE each week in year 7 and 8. In year 9 students they will acquire an extra PE lesson where they follow the Sports Leader’s course which is a national recognised award. In KS4 students will follow an option curriculum for their one lesson a week where they can select an activity each half term. These include Zumba, HITT, the fitness suite as well as the traditional games sports of football, rugby and netball. An option of further study through GCSE PE is also offered from year 9.
The members of the PE department are Mrs Doyle (Subject leader of PE and Performance Faculty), Miss Scott, Mrs Lowe, Mr Hopkin and Mr Hughes. 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.