Mrs Helen Knowles – BSc (Hons) Sports Science, PCGE PE, Subject Leader PE
Mrs Helen Alder – BA (Hons) PE and Sport, PCGE PE, Teacher of PE, Key Stage 4 PE Co-ordinator and PDC Year 10
Mrs Sarah Braiden – BSc (Hons) Sports Science, PCGE PE, Teacher of PE
Mrs Claire Crossley – BSc (Hons) Sport Science, PGCE PE, Teacher of PE
Miss Laura Baker – BA (Hons) PE and Sport, PCGE PE, Teacher of PE and SENCO
Mrs Kerry Waller – BSc (Hons) Movement Science, PGCE PE, Teacher of PE
At KS3 pupils have 1 hour and 50 minutes per week of Physical Education. The areas covered are Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Badminton, Gymnastics, Dance, Trampolining, Fitness, Athletics, Rounders and Tennis.
At KS4 pupils have 2 hours and 40 minutes per fortnight of Physical Education. In their ‘double’ 1 hour and 50 minute lesson they participate in Games, Racquets and Aesthetic activities. They are also given the opportunity to opt for the Sports Leaders and Dance Leaders course. In their 50 minute lesson all pupils take part in a compulsory Health and Fitness course, which comprises of activities such as aerobics, circuits, resistance training and pilates etc.
KS4 pupils may also opt to study GCSE PE in addition to their compulsory PE lesson.
In addition to the compulsory timetabled lessons, pupils are offered the opportunity to attend extra curricular clubs, which run every day. Those who wish to partake on a non-competitive level can attend the extra curricular ‘fitness club’, or use the multi-gym area (years 10, 11 and sixth form only).
The Department run an extremely busy extra curricular timetable, with teams competing at Borough level in Netball, Hockey, Dance, Cross-country, Trampolining, Badminton, Tennis, Rounders and Athletics. Teams have gone on to represent Havering and Essex at Regional and National level in several of these activities.
The newest addition to the PE facilities is a fully equipped sports hall. This is fitted with one full size and several cross-court basketball courts, a netball court, indoor hockey pitch and rebound boards, and four badminton courts.
The gymnasium is used for trampolining and gymnastics, and is fully mirrored for use as a dance studio.
Funds are currently being raised by the pupils and the PE Department to add to the equipment already existing in the multi-gym area. Outdoor facilities consist of a fully netted hardcourt area, used for netball, hockey and tennis.