Why is PE important?
Physical Education will enable your child to learn both the practical and theoretical skills required to take part in sport. Your child will have an understanding of the reasons why we take part in sport and the benefits associated with sporting activity. Your child will be given the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sporting activities and have access to extra-curricular clubs run both at the school and with local elite clubs. Physical education is an essential part of school life and your child should be a keen and active member of the class. Your child will benefit greatly from taking part in at least 5 hours per week of physical activity which can be provided by clubs before and after school.
We want to fully equip our students with the skills they need to meet the challenges of the future, whatever they may be. We want to use physical education as a means of preparing pupils for life. Our Physical Education Curriculum not only covers a breadth of sports but we also aim to develop confidence, a growth mindset, positivity, strong leadership skills, social skills and perseverance.
By the end of the St Thomas More School experience our pupils will have a great understanding of health and wellbeing and an enjoyment for physical activity with the aim that they will develop positive habits that they continue to utilise for life.
‘An aspirational department which will:
- Inspire love of sport
- Foster fitness for life
- Create scholars and stars’
Physical Capacity PHYSICAL ME
Range and Quality of skills SKILLFUL ME
Coaching, leadership (Eval/Anal) SOCIAL ME
Decision Making/ problem solving THINKING ME
Mental Capacity PERSONAL ME
Healthy Lifestyles HEALTHY ME
Assessment in PE - Pupils in core PE will be assessed using our ME in PE model
Pupils will be given a bronze, silver or gold medal in each of the 6 assessment traits at the three assessment points each year.
Our extra-curricular programme and club links intend to continue to create stars. We are a school that has a reputation for excellence through our club programme and engagement in Haringey Sports Competitions, which we strive to continue to maintain. We run football, volleyball, netball, basketball, rugby and athletics clubs to a very high standard.
Miss J Monsurate - Acting Head of Department
Mrs L Carter - I/C of Girls' PE
Mr N Ameh - I/C of Boys' PE
Mr C Adjei
Mr A Turner
Ms C Thomas
Mr M Lusardi
Mr M Nwokeji
Ms K Kirwan
Mr M Omojudi - Teaching Assistant