Physical Education

Staffing of the department

Dr Woodward – Head of Drama & PE
Ms Franklin – Teacher of PE
Ms Andres – Teacher of PE


Educational philosophy / Aims of the curriculum

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another.  We should raise each other up.  Make sure we are courageous; be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble”

Serena Williams

PE at St Ursula’s is very popular and is where pupils seem to really thrive. PE is a compulsory core subject.

There are also many opportunities for pupils to get involved with extra-curricular clubs, fixtures, dance shows, reward trips and much more throughout the year.


KS3 Curriculum

Our curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all students:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives.

KS3 Programme of study

Each student has 100 minutes of active PE per week. In Key stage 3 the pupils will be required to take part in the following sports:

  • Rounders
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Trampolining
  • Football

Extra-Curricular activities

We currently offer the following extra-curricular opportunities:
Trampolining, Rounders, Football. We also offer Dance, Athletics and Basketball facilitated by professional choreographers and coaches, in order to enrich the students’ experience.

Links to useful sites for KS3 students, parents and members of the public

BBC Bitesize

PE National Curriculum

https://www.fitnessblender.com/

Supporting parents to teach PE at home