Teaching and Learning:
All children are entitled to a balanced programme of Physical Education. Physical Education is concerned with the principles behind good health and physical fitness, and with participating in a range of physical activities designed to satisfy the needs, abilities and interests of individual children.
Within PE, we ensure that all students are given the opportunity to develop all aspects of their Physical Education skills and this includes the following:
- Social skills
- Cognitive skills
- Creative skills
- Physical skills
- Personal Skills
This way, we ensure that students enjoy their lessons and have every opportunity to develop and progress within the subject.
At Key Stage 3 pupils attend three Physical Education lessons every two weeks where they study a wide range of activities focussed on their assessment towards the 5 key skills within PE
At Key Stage 4, we currently offer the AQA GCSE PE Course with students participating in 3 lessons per week. We also offer NCFE Level 1 / 2 in Health & fitness. All students also have 3 lessons of core PE every 2 weeks.
We also offer the Sports Leaders Award for a select group of Year 8 students each year. This helps develop them within their leadership skills and allows for them to support the PE department through running events, supporting primary school sessions and refereeing at competitions
The following may be useful websites:
Sports Leaders – https://www.sportsleaders.org/
Throughout the academic year, the PE faculty offers a vast programme of extra-curricular activities. These include the more traditional games of rugby, football, cricket, netball, badminton and basketball to name a few. We also offer more non-traditional games such as dodgeball, OAA, softball and many more.
Representing the school in any sport is a fantastic honour for our pupils and a great opportunity to showcase their skills. As part of our enrichment programme, we enter teams in the School Games Competitions throughout the year.
The calendar for this can be found here.
Click here to keep up to date with fixtures and results for the school games.
Hamilton Academy PE ethos focuses on participation, attainment and enjoyment. We have lots of fun activities to take part in at lesson time, lunch time and after school. As well as the above activities, we also offer activities such as archery, climbing and OAA.
Within PE, we also like to reward students for their achievements throughout the academic year. We do this by offering trips to sports fixtures, providing a Health & Fun Week (includes inflatables, climbing wall and other activities), offering activities such as our Girls Health & Well-being Day and Sports Day.
Staffing and Facilities:
The Physical Education Faculty is made up of an experienced team which can deliver a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in a wide range of sports. We have 4 members of staff currently working in the PE department. We are a highly committed, skilled and friendly team who welcome communication with parents and carers.
The Merlyn Vaz Sports Centre was opened in October 2003 by Lord Falconer and Keith Vaz MP. The centre has added a great deal to the PE Faculty allowing more activities to occur through more space and better facilities. Across the site we have the following facilities:
A four Badminton Court fully equipped Sports Hall
One fully equipped gymnasium
Extensive grounds covering:
- One full-sized football pitch
- One 9 V 9 football pitch
- Twenty four training grids
- One full-sized rugby pitch
- Four rounders pitches
- Two softball diamonds
- 2 X 200 Metre athletics track
Hard surface covering:
- Three netball pitches
- Four Tennis Courts
- One basketball court
- Two teaching classrooms
If you have any questions about the Physical Education curriculum, please contact Mr J Partridge c/o the academy.