- To encourage an intrinsic enjoyment of the arts, sport and physical activity
- To strive to raise the standard of physical education and sport for all our students
- To promote individuality and creativity
- To continually extend both our department and teaching to benefit the students, and the wider community
- To contribute directly to our primary schools and enhance their work
- To increase participation and attainment in physical education within the whole spectrum of curricular and extracurricular activities
- Finally, to help today’s young people develop into adults with a lifetime commitment to sport and physical activity.
Departmental Mission Statement
Our mission statment is based upon two key qualities of the Department, (i) Participation, and (ii) Performance,”Realising potential through participation and performance”
We believe this can only be achieved through clear targets and standards.
- High quality teaching
- High expectations of achievement levels and behaviour
- Sound curriculum organisation and planning
- Well-defined system of assessment, recording and reporting which is shared with the students
- An extensive extra-curricular programme giving equality of opportunity
As educationalists we are concerned with setting high personal standards for our students to emulate. We aim to demonstrate healthy lifestyles and communicate a strong enthusiasm for our subjects.
KEY STAGE 3
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires 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. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
- Health Related Fitness
- Indoor Athletics
- Table Tennis
Students are assessed according to the level descriptors for each activity. These focus on different aspects of the topics such as physical performance, teamwork; individual performance; analysis; sportsmanship.
The PE Department offer a large range of extra curricular clubs throughout the school year. These mainly relate to which activities are taking place in PE lessons at the time.
The school also have a number of competitive teams that play in local, regional and national competitions.
KEY STAGE 4
The BTEC Award in Sport is a qualification where students develop their knowledge and understanding of Sport through Practical and Theory lessons.
- Fitness for Sport & Exercise
- Practical Sport Performance
- The Sports Performer in Action
- Leading Sports Activities
The course is 75% coursework and 25% onscreen exam. The coursework is marked by the teacher and can be awarded a PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION grade. Students work will be assessed and monitored regularly through lessons and at the end of each assignment deadline.
Homework is assigned regularly according to choice of unit. Fitness for Sport and Exercise is an exam unit and homework will be revision and exam material.
- Adams et al (2012) BTEC First Sport Student Book, Pearson Education,
There are a number of sports clubs that students can attend to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the different sport elements involved in the course. Revision classes will be after school on Thursday to help catch up with coursework and revision for exams.
At Key Stage 5 we run BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness). This double A level course is very popular, allowing students to develop their practical and theoretical understanding of Sport. A considerable amount of the course is spent on developing leadership skills.
In addition we also run BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport. This course covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in appropriate vocational
sectors and It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.
Trinity is renowned for its WIDE extra-curricular programme and see this as an imperative role for the overall development of the students at the school.
The extra-curricular programme provides the opportunity to:
- Extend the students’ knowledge and understanding in a variety of activities
- Raise the standards of Physical Education and sport for all our students
- Work towards a particular goal such as a games match or a presentation of a drama, music or dance performance or gymnastics display
- Develop the enjoyment of sport and physical activity at our school
- Promote lifelong physical activity in the youth of tomorrow
- Establish contacts and shared interests with other schools and clubs within the local community.
Links are developed with many clubs including Acklam RFU, Tennis World, Middlesbrough Lions Basketball Club and Ormesby Table Tennis Clubs.
Trips are organised for Skiing every two years and other trips such as the trip to the London Olympic village in 2011 are also held.
Mr A Miller – Curriculum Team Leader
Mr S Carey – Assistant Headteacher
Miss G Gibson – Assistant Curriculum Team Leader
Mr L Allen – Head of Year 7
Mr J Guy – Subject Teacher
Miss N Hanif – Subject Teacher
Mr D Hawkins – (Schools Direct)
Mr A Manders – Assistant Headteacher
Mrs J Morrow – Subject Teacher
Mrs C Rodgers – Subject Teacher
Mrs A Gibson – SSCO