Head of Department:
Mr L Gardner
Accomodation and resources:
Sports hall, school field, gymnasium, off-site playing fields at Cromers Corner, tennis courts, use of Millennium Hall.
The gymnasium comprises a full range of fixed and moveable gymnastic apparatus, with basketball and badminton floor markings and two basketball rings and backboards.
The sports hall comprises:
4 badminton courts
1 full size basketball court
1 full size volleyball court
1 full size netball court
5-a-side football pitch
2 retractable basketball backboards and rings
3 sets of basketball backboards and rings
2 cricket nets
5-a-side football goals
Cromers Corner Playing Fields:
Cromers Corner is located about 1km away from school site. This accommodation houses a purpose built pavilion and changing rooms. The field is marked with:
2 football and 2 rugby pitches (winter)
40 10 x 10 grids
1 athletics track (summer)
2 long jump pits and run up tracks
2 high jump approach areas
2 throwing circles
1 softball pitch
2 rounders pitches
Key Stage 3 curriculum:
PE and Games at Fulston Manor develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.
Our high-quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.
PE and Games at Fulston Manor helps pupils develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE and Games offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.
Key Stage 4 curriculum:
Every pupil at Key Stage 4 must complete 1 x Games lesson (70 min) per week.
Range and content of Games lessons at Key Stage 4:
The study of PE should include activities that cover at least two of the following:
a. outwitting opponents, as in games activities
b. accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences, as in gymnastic activities
c. exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions, as in dance activities
d. performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy, as in athletic activities
e. identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature, as in life saving and personal survival in swimming and outdoor activities
f. exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing, as in fitness and health activities
Key Stage 5 curriculum:
Sports Leaders UK: Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership
The Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful candidates to independently lead small groups of people in sport and recreational activities.
Edexcel GCE AS Level and A2 Level
Aims of the course:
The syllabus will:
1. Enable a candidate to know about, understand and analyse the major concepts and principles underlying Physical Education.
2. Develop an understanding of the historical, physical, social, cultural and psychological factors, which influence sport and Physical Education.
3. Understand the theoretical principles through practical application.
Extra curricular activities:
It is the aim of the PE department to provide every pupil with the opportunity to extend and enrich their learning. Clubs are arranged throughout the week to allow pupils the opportunity to practice skills learned during lesson time or to learn a completely new sport. All clubs are supervised by a member of the PE department or a suitably proficient member of staff or coach.
The PE department offers a diverse range of extra curricular clubs that pupils can attend during the academic year. These include football, table tennis, netball, basketball, rounders, rowing, tennis, athletics, dodgeball, cricket, judo and archery.
Inter-House and Inter-School fixtures are arranged throughout the school year to nurture a competitive element into the development of each pupil. Fixtures take place after school usually within the Swale district. The PE department also competes in county competitions in a range of sports. The PE department is fully involved in the running of Inter-House fixtures. At the beginning of each academic year a schedule of fixtures is devised and given to each House so teams can be arranged.
Extended opportunities for learning:
The PE department run lunchtime and after school revision workshops for GCSE PE students, as well as an after school workshop for AS and A2 PE students.