Skip to content ↓

The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

PE

Head of Department
Mr J Edwards

Assisstant Head of Department
Ms C Nice 

Teachers of PE

Mr B Medlock

Miss A Battle

Mr E Corton

Mrs C Mason

Miss S Smith

Mr P Cheal

The department aims to provide opportunities for our students to develop their skills and fitness in a range of physical activities. Promoting the understanding of lifelong activity leading to lifelong health.

Our Aims:

  • To enable our students to become skilful performers in a full range of physical education contexts.
  • To encourage an understanding of health and fitness leading to educated choices about an active lifestyle.
  • To allow our students to become reflective performers so that they might refine their own and others’ performance.
  • To offer leadership opportunities to our young people so that they may become the sports leaders of the future.
  • To offer a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities which allows our students to realise and achieve their full potential.

It is PE policy that all students get changed for lesson regardless of injury or illness. This enables students to be involved, through the capacity of a coach or an official.

This will also ensure students' uniform remains dry if it rains during an outside lesson

The Physical Education department is committed to reaching and learning through the PE National Curriculum. Students experience a range of activities and opportunities. At Key Stage 3 students follow an 8 lesson block on each activity. PE lessons in years 7, 8 and 9 have been focusing on 3 main areas: Health and Fitness Analysing performance, analysis and evaluation. At Key Stage 4 students are taught in the same group throughout the year but have some flexibility in the activities they carry out. The Physical Education curriculum offers 2 hours per week at Key Stage 3. The Key Stage 4 curriculum offers two hours a week in year 10 and two hours for most of year 11.

Please click below for further curriculum information.

The Department offers: Edexcel Physical Education at GCSE level and BTEC Level 3 in Sport (equivalent to A level).

Edexcel Physical Education at GCSE level BTEC Level 3

 

AT KEY STAGE 3

AT KEY STAGE 4

Football

Kick Boxing

Athletics

Cricket

Rounders

Aerobics

Hockey

Use of MUGA

Gymnastics

Community Club

Dance

Football

Health Related Fitness

Badminton

Traversing Wall

Basketball

Badminton

Rounders

Basketball

Athletics

Cricket

Table Tennis

Netball

Pop Lacrosse

Fitness Gym

Traversing Wall

Table Tennis

Sailing at Fairlop Sailing Centre

Short Tennis

Cycling at Redbridge Cycling Centre

Handball

Fitness Gym

Use of MUGA

Dance

 

Netball

 

Handball

The facilities at the academy are as follows:

  • A fully equipped fitness room
  • One classroom for theory lessons equipped with a networked PC Data Projector
  • Three bay sports hall equipped for badminton, basketball, football, netball, volleyball, 8 basketball rings, and two cricket nets.
  • Two hard court areas marked with netball courts, rounders pitches and short tennis courts. Each hard court area has 2 basketball hoops and there are football goals in both the playgrounds.
  • Dance/studio gym with mirrors.
  • There are 6 outdoor table tennis tables situated around the academy.

Six members of staff work in the Physical Education Department and we use external coaches to assist in some activities at Key Stage 4 and in some ex-curricular clubs.

We aim to create an atmosphere in which all students enjoy Physical Education and seek personal improvement. Students are encouraged to become independent learners and we enable students to develop a lifelong interest in active leisure time activities.

We offer an extensive extra-curricular programme. We have teams in netball for girls, football for boys and girls, athletics, indoor athletics, badminton, basketball, cross-country, rowing futsal, table-tennis, rounders, cycle polo and cricket.  We enter teams into local, regional and national competitions and have a very good reputation of success in borough competitions across a number of different sports. We have won national competitions in both basketball and football.

We run ski trips to the USA together with Football and Netball trips to Europe.

We have been successfully awarded the Sportsmark Certificate and FA Charter Status in recognition of the provision and participation.

We have been part of the Get Set Website and the academy organised a number of students to watch events at both the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. The Olympic and Paralympic values are reinforced throughout the whole academy. The academy celebrates the students sporting achievements every year at an annual sports awards evening. Sports performer, most improved performer, sports personality are all presented from each sporting activity. It is a great way to celebrate our students success.

We are very keen on promoting local clubs for our students to join. We are always encouraging our students to take part in sports and recreational activities outside of school. We have a number of club links with local sports clubs. There is always information on offer for the students to have on local sporting opportunities. 

Our latest School Team photos will be published in our News and Activities Tab