Welcome to the PE Department at Outwood Academy Ormesby


Miss S Eeles

Miss S Eeles Teacher of PE s.eales@ormesby.outwood.com

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Mr D Gamble

Mr D Gamble Teacher of PE d.gamble@ormesby.outwood.com

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Welcome to the Physical Education department. We pride ourselves on an ethos of providing opportunities for all students to access Physical Education and Sport. This is reflected in our, inclusive, Key Stage 3 and 4 core programme and our GCSE courses.
Not only do we have an inclusive curriculum structure but we also offer extra- curricular opportunities for our students to develop their practical ability, have fun or develop their theoretical knowledge of Physical Education through support classes.
Students are also able to compete against other schools in academy fixtures across various sports and have the opportunity to attend trials to represent Middlesbrough District in a wide variety of events. We also enter a variety of events throughout the year including Sports hall Athletics, the Outwood Grange Academy Trust Games and Sports Leadership courses.

Overview of Key Stage 3

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum offers two lessons of Physical Education each week covering a range of sports and activities across each year. We aim to instil an enthusiastic and positive approach towards sports and physical activities to help students lead active, healthy lifestyles. We develop students’ practical ability, and appreciation of tactics and strategy, through individual and team sports as well as activities to promote health, fitness and well-being. We incorporate theoretical aspects from the academic courses in Physical Education into practical teaching to help students understand the next step in their learning if they opt for GCSE Physical Education or BTEC Sports Science in year 9.


Overview of Key Stage 4

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum offers one lesson of Physical Education each week. Our aim is to motivate and inspire students to take responsibility for their own well-being and adopt a healthy, active lifestyle which we hope they will take with them when they leave Outwood Academy Ormesby. Students select options in both year 10 and 11 and within each activity indicate their preference to adopt a social pathway where they take an active part and enjoy sport and activities; select a developmental pathway where they will receive excellent coaching towards enhancing their performance; or a competitive pathway where students who have high levels of competency enjoy the rigours of competitive play.

OCR National Level 1/2 Award in Sports Science
Units R041, R042, R045 andR046

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Enrichment Opportunities

2.30-3.30: Year 10 GCSE Physical Education support sessions with Mr Lane
2.30-3.30: Year 8 Netball with Miss Eeles

2.30-3.30: Boys football training All Years
2.30-3.30: Year 7 Netball with Miss Eeles
2.30-3.30: Dance with Miss Watson
2.30-5.30: Boys football fixtures (preferred night, although other nights may be scheduled)

2.30-3.30: Key Stage 3 Mash Up Football with Mr Lane

2.30-3.30: Girls football with Mr Watson

SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural)

The Physical Education department consistently support the social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness of students through the medium of sport. Teamwork, sportsmanship and fairness are ever evident in lessons and opportunities to share values, learning experiences and the impact of sporting role models are regularly discussed and help students deal with a variety of difficulties which may occur in their day to day life.