Physical Education

Physical Education at Headstart School gives students the opportunity to participate and achieve in a range of activities as performers, officials and leaders. It provides a strong link to physical activities, sport and dance opportunities they take up in extra-curricular activities and in local clubs. It makes a significant contribution to young people’s entitlement to five hours of physical activity, including sport, each week.

Students enjoy being physically active as individuals, in groups and in teams. They also enjoy solving problems and performing in creative, artistic, aesthetic, competitive and challenging activities.

Headstart follow an engaging curriculum at Key Stage 2 with two full time qualified PE teachers leading the activities to develop enjoyment and hopefully lifetime participation in activity.

At Key Stage 3, students are able to study a foundation level in PE giving them all the skills and attributes to be successful in a wide range of activities. Enriching this core curriculum is a range of trips that build on skills and knowledge and allow students to study activities such as skiing, mountain biking and sailing.

Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students study  a core curriculum that concentrates on games and many different individual activities, such as badminton, table tennis, rounders, cricket, volleyball and athletics.  Students are able to develop their personal fitness at local gym’s and leisure centres. Training is given to develop a personal fitness plan. Students are able to study exam related courses in PE and BTEC Sport. Leadership skills are developed during exam and core PE sessions and students can use their skills to coach small groups of students.