Sport at Trinity
PE Department Contacts
Head of Physical Education
Mr A Kirkbright
Teacher of PE and lead teacher of Year 9-11 Netball, Cheerleading Academy
Miss D Cross-Henley
Teacher of PE and lead teacher of Year 7-8 Netball
Miss J Tanton
Teacher of PE
|Mr J Sutcliffe
Teacher of PE
|Mr A Gallagher
Department Vision Statement
MOVE- Movement, Opportunities, Values, Excellence
Movement: The core principle in every PE lesson is to allow as much time for physical activity as possible. You have 1 hour to give 100% and move!
Opportunities: We have a broad and diverse extra-curricular program; we have lots of links with external local clubs and plenty of trips and sports tours planned! We want to inspire a lifelong love of participating in both recreational and competitive sport.
Values: These are the foundations of how we operate and echo our school ethos. Sport is only successful if we follow the guiding principles of Truth, Love, Leadership and Service. Be kind. Everyone has a place in sport and physical activity.
Excellence: Strive for this always! It's not a singular act but a habit. Practice, dedication and hard work should all be displayed in the pursuit of perfection.
All students experience a broad range of both recreational and competitive sports and opportunities throughout all Key Stages. Within lessons students are educated on key sporting techniques, tactics, and rules of the game with the intention of enthusing and equipping our young people to continue their participation in sports and fitness. This is supported by our extensive and broad extra-curricular program which offers further competitive opportunities to all students at a variety of different participation levels. Our departmental vision statement is MOVE (Movement, Opportunities, Values and Excellence) this encapsulates a pedagogy and practice aimed at instilling lifelong participation in sport or physical activity.
We work closely with local sports teams to ensure a plethora of pathways for the students into competitive grassroots clubs and developing player academies. We also emphasise the holistic skills that can be taught through ongoing participation in sports including communication, teamwork, respect, self-confidence, inclusion, and the pursuit of excellence. This is embedded in our Head, Heart and Hands key stage 3 assessment policy.
Students are also actively encouraged within lessons to engage with sports leadership from Year 7 through to Year 13 resulting in a thriving sixth-form sports leadership team that supports the department in a variety of different sporting endeavors including inter-house events, leading core PE lessons and supporting during extra-curricular and co-curricular clubs.
By the end of Year 9 we expect students to have a thorough understanding of a broad range of sporting contexts including; invasion game activities, net games, aesthetic pathways, striking and fielding and athletics. This understanding includes; skills and techniques relevant to the sports in question, an understanding of the basic tactical decisions that underpin the sport and the ability to apply the rules and laws of the game effectively to ensure a fluency in the activity.
By the end of Year 11 GCSE PE we expect all students to have significantly developed their understanding of at least two team sports and one individual sport. Students will be able to competently analyse their own and others performance in these selected sporting areas. Students will also be able to perform a variety of skills in progressively challenging drills and full-context scenarios. Student’s performances will generally show a degree of confidence and flair often being supported with the ongoing pursuit of at least one of the students selected sports outside of the school environment.