Vision Statement Maximising Participation, Developing Excellence
- For all to experience outstanding Physical Education (PE), Physical Activity and School Sport that will lead to lifelong participation.
- To provide an outstanding academic route through GCSE and A Level.
- To continue to be at the forefront of teaching and learning to maximise every student’s potential in the subject.
Physical Education at QEHS should inspire all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We will provide opportunities to compete in sport in order to develop values such as fairness, respect and teamwork.
All lessons are in line with The National Curriculum.
All lessons at QEHS will focus on:
- Developing competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
- Making sure all students are physically active for sustained periods of time.
- Engaging students in competitive sports and activities.
- Ensuring students lead healthy, active lives.
There are a number of key concepts that underpin the study of PE. Students need to understand these concepts in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding.
The QEHS PE Department Aims To:
- Ensure Physical Education is enjoyable, fun and challenging.
- Extend each student’s knowledge and understanding and to develop the ability to perform skills with increasing control and fluency.
- Educate every student about their bodies and how to enjoy participating in sport.
- Encourage every student to perform to their ‘Personal Best’.
- Manage classes of students to allow for every child to learn to their full potential.
- Offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to experience within lessons.
- Offer a wide variety of opportunities for students within the extra-curricular curriculum.
- Deliver examination courses to a high standard, allowing students the opportunity to achieve grades which are in line with their own ability.
- Take QEHS PE Department into the public eye through teams and individuals performing to the best of their abilities in a suitable and sporting manner.
- Encourage students to participate in sport outside of school and to continue to participate in sport on leaving Queen Elizabeth’s High School.
Physical Education (PE)
Pupils should be taught to:
- Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games.
- Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports.
- Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
- Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
- Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
Focus across the Year Groups:
Year 7 – Believing in myself and ensuring social belonging.
Year 8 – Learning to learn, lead and developing growth mindset (Performance*/Participation**).
Year 9 – Building aspirations and developing resilience (Performance*/Participation**).
Year 10 – Believing in myself and ensuring social belonging (Performance*/Participation**).
Year 11 – Making active lifestyle and career choices (Performance*/Participation**).
*Performance – Developing excellence/GCSE Pathway/Lifelong love of physical activity.
** Participation – Maximising participation/Lifelong love of physical activity.
PE and sport have an important role to play in raising standards and narrowing the achievement gap. Research has shown how placing PE and sport at the heart of a broad and balanced curriculum can improve attendance, behaviour and attainment. PE and sport build self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills. PE and sport are also important because they can help build an inclusive society, raise levels of participation in sport after young people leave school and positively affect the health of the nation.
Physical Education at QEHS has three key strands:
- Healthy Active Lifestyles - Lifelong Interventions
- School Sport - Competition, Coaching, Clubs and Commitment
- Physical Education - Learning, PE for ALL
As a department we place a huge emphasis on the physical and emotional well-being of our students, as we strive to promote a lifelong love for physical activity. Our primary focus is on the three key strands within our PE curriculum and the Physical, Social and Emotional Well-Being of our students, with the learner at the centre of our model.
Sporting Achievements 2018/2019
Achieved the National School Games Gold Mark for 2018/2019
(Due to our excellent extra curricular provision, commitment to school sport and PE and sport leadership opportunities)
Year 7 National School Games Leaders
Year 7 District Football (Boys) Champions
Year 8 National School Games County Dodgeball Champions
Year 8 County Cricket Champions
Year 9 Regional Netball (3rdPlace Overall)
Year 9 District Rounders Champions
Year 9 District Netball Champions
Year 9 County Football (Boys) Champions
Year 9 Football (Boys) Reached last 16 National Cup
Year 10 Handball Boys and Girls (County Finalists)
Year 11 District Football (Boys) Champions
Under 16 County Football (Girls) Champions
Sporting Achievements 2019/2020
Final Three Shortlist : Sport Department of the Year (Secondary, HE/FE), Active Lincolnshire Sport and Physical Activity Awards 2019