Welcome to the PE Department at Outwood Academy Ormesby



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 OCR Sport Science or Health and Social Care in Key Stage 4.


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 as to the pathway they wish to follow in PE. In each lesson the sport education model is used and an opportunity for students to take additional responsibility as coaches, leaders, officials and analysts.

For qualifications in PE, students can opt for OCR Sport Science or Health and Social care, both popular courses which give students the starting point for a career in the sporting industry.

In Sport Science the learners have the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles, and psychology in sport and sports performance.

In Health and Social Care the course actively engages students in the processes of Health and Social Care to help them develop as effective and independent learners and encourages students to understand aspects of personal development and the health, social care and early-years sectors through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations.

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

More information here


Enrichment Opportunities

2.30-3.30: All Years Fitness (Mr Middleton)
2.30-3.30: Key Stage 3 Girls Football (Miss Eeles)

2.30-3.30: Boys football training All Years (Mr Middleton/Gamble/Liddicott)
2.30-3.30: Key Stage 3 Netball (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: Year 7/8 Girls Rugby
2.30-3.30: Sports Leaders (Mr Gamble, Miss Eeles)
2.30-3.30: OCR Sport Science Catch-up (Mr Middleton)

2.30-3.30: Year 7/8 Boys Rugby
2.30-3.30: OCR Sport Science Catch-up (Mr Gamble)

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.