Physical Education 2017-05-24T10:46:42+00:00

Physical Education

“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” – John F. Kennedy

Welcome & Ethos

Welcome to PE at Nunnery Wood, a hub of excitement within the school with so much on offer for students to learn, experience and develop.  Active enjoyment is at the forefront of everything we do, we believe that to learn, students must enjoy their lessons by getting fully involved, being physically active and highly engaged. We believe in:

  • Promoting the intrinsic satisfaction that is essential for future participation.
  • Maximum participation. The curriculum, lessons and clubs are all tailored to incorporate maximum participation.
  • The curriculum and extra-curricular clubs are also designed to support the development of excellent performance, with opportunities to represent the school in district, county and national competitions in a wide range of activities.
  • Preparation for a healthy active lifestyle. We offer an extensive and diverse range of activities in lessons and extra-curricular clubs to give the students varied opportunities.
  • Providing opportunities to build self-esteem and confidence. PE provides the perfect vehicle to build a student’s self-esteem. There are lots of opportunities for pupils to succeed in group work or individual challenge, emphasis is placed on achieving your ‘personal best’.

Context of the Subject

Our Aim in PE is 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.
  • enjoy participating in physical activity.

Staffing Structure

Curriculum Leader
Mr T Kempster
Phone: 01905 363634

Team Structure
Curriculum Leader
Assistant curriculum leader
6 full time teachers
3 part time teachers
1 PE Teaching assistant

Curriculum Facilities

The sporting facilities available at Nunnery Wood are outstanding.  We have a fantastic floodlit all-weather astro turf pitch and a full competition athletics track with stadium seating.  We also have a floodlit football pitch, in the centre of the athletics track.  There is plenty of field space for outdoor lessons, with 2 rugby pitches, 1 football pitch, 5 rounders pitches and an artificial cricket wicket as well as lot of training grids available.  Additionally, outside, we have 5 netball courts and 5 tennis courts.  Due to our location, we also have access to Nunnery Wood which we take full advantage of and use for activities such as mountain biking / cycling and orienteering.  Our indoor facilities include a sports hall hosting 4 badminton courts, a basketball court, a netball court, 5-aside football pitch and a volleyball court. Lessons also take place in the school gymnasium and the school hall.