Woodhouse Grove is known for its proud sporting heritage and outstanding range of sports facilities.
We offer our students a high quality, stimulating Physical Education Curriculum, which is supported by an inclusive and dynamic co-curricular programme. Our aim is to inspire lifelong engagement in sport in our pupils – and understanding of the importance of exercise and physical activity in contemporary lifestyles, irrespective of ability.
The main aim of the Physical Education Curriculum is to provide students with opportunities to participate in a wide range of sports and activities throughout the school year. They spend 6 weeks on one activity before moving on to a different one.
Within Physical Education lessons, each year group has a specific focus across all of the 6 activities they will participate in over the three school terms.
Year 7 – Foundations of core skills and development of physical literacy and fitness elements
Year 8 – Developing core skills, introducing advanced skills and introduction to healthy lifestyles through fitness
Year 9 – Developing knowledge and understanding through a variety of activity and fitness areas
Year 10 – Learning through match play and showing leadership through a range of roles and responsibilities
Year 11 – Linking theory to physical performance
PE and Games (Curriculum)
Basketball, Handball, Rugby, Netball, Football, Hockey
Fitness & Movement Skills
HRF, Swimming, Gymnastics, Cross Country, Climbing, Dance/Aerobics, Yoga
Cricket, Rounders, Softball
Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis
Curricular PE Performance Indicators
To develop knowledge and understanding of leading a healthy active lifestyle through the principles of health and fitness and promote lifelong participation.
To develop leadership skills by providing opportunities for pupils to take on a range of different roles and responsibilities.
To develop knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects associated within health, fitness and sports performance.
All pupils across the school can swim 50m and a run a mile without stopping.
Our Games programme offers each pupil two lessons of Games on their weekly timetable and compliments our co-curricular provision with the aim of providing competitive fixtures against other schools in a range of sports and activities. All Games lessons are staffed by the PE department, external coaches and academic members of staff who are involved in Co-curricular Sport.
Students in Years 12 and 13 have the opportunity to be involved in community service or volunteering during this time. Students in Year 13 have the option to opt out of Senior Games to concentrate on academic studies, volunteering or external sporting commitments.