Welcome to the Physical Education page! In this section we will try to let you know all about PE at the school, what we do, when we do it, how we do it and why.
Our basic philosophy is for all children to access excellent PE lessons across a wide spectrum of activities. Our expectations and standards are very high. OfSTED have twice given PE the highest mark for teaching and learning. Every year for the last six years our JCQ Entry Level exam cohort in Year 11 has received outstanding feedback from among others the Chief Examiner for PE from AQA.
Our catchphrase in lessons is that you must never say: “I can’t do it”
Instead, if you are having difficulties you say: “I can’t do it …yet!”
All pupils do PE for three periods (the whole afternoon/two hours) one day a week.
If a pupil is in lower school they will also have a swimming lesson of thirty minutes once a week. Pupils usually benefit from having a good pair of goggles for swimming lessons.
The school PE kit is simply a T Shirt (sold by the school) of the colour of the pupil’s house.
Pupils then have options of wearing shorts or tracksuit bottoms plus trainers.
At Westhaven we have a more “modern” approach in that when it is cold we DO allow pupils to wear extra layers. The only thing we say is that we do not allow hoods to be up as this blocks lines of sight. If you have a cold head you can wear a hat.
Pupils should ALWAYS get changed for PE unless they are physically unable to change clothes although pupils who cannot take physical part in a lesson will take part in a coaching capacity only. NB we must have a note if a pupil is to be excused from taking physical part in a lesson.
What we do and when we do it. The table below tells you all you need to know about the sessions excluding swimming.