Physical Education

At Saint Bede’s we commit a lot of time, staffing and resources to deliver a high quality programme of study in which all students thrive. We provide a wide variety of sporting activities for all ages and abilities. The involvement of pupils in PE - both in the classroom and through the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities - helps boost confidence and self-esteem, encourages teamwork whilst at the same time developing pupils’ physical and mental skills.

We aim to develop every student’s physical competence and confidence as well as their ability to use these qualities to perform in a range of activities that promote physical skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Opportunities are provided for students to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. Perhaps one of our most important tasks at present is to develop positive attitudes towards an active and healthy lifestyle. In PE, pupils learn to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process, students discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity. As well as extensive team practice sessions, there are also lunchtime and after school clubs.
All Year 7 students' sporting aptitude is tested in a series of ways covering all aspects of the curriculum. This gives each student a starting point from which their progress in PE is measured. They then follow a wide ranging curriculum which includes: gymnastics, track and field athletics, football, netball, handball, cricket, rounders, volleyball, trampolining and fitness.
Students will be given the chance to develop their individual abilities and interests by adopting a series of different roles in sport including: Player Performer, Coach, Official, Leader and Organiser.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities, both at lunch and after school.  Pupils are also encouraged to inform PE staff of any sporting achievements they are involved in outside of school.
The PE Department encourage all pupils to do their best and work with in positive and enthusiastic manner.  We also try and provide opportunities both in and out of school for pupils to participate in a variety of physical activities.
Rewards are given in the ways outlined below: -
Pupil of the Month
A boy and girl from each year group will receive a nomination for ‘Pupil of the Month’ from their teacher. This will be agreed within the PE department and the pupils selected will receive a ‘Pupil of the Month’ certificate. 
Player of the Match
A pupil will be chosen as 'Player of the Match' by the opposition at the end of a school fixture.
Players' Player 
At the end of each season, all team players will decide on a ‘Players’ Player Award’.  The nominated player will receive a small medal at the Sports Awards Assembly.
Players' Award
Pupils will receive a medal at the Sports Awards Assembly at the end of the school year.
Colours (Extra-curricular)
Coloured badges are awarded to pupils who have demonstrated exceptional performance and/or commitment whilst representing the school.
Sports Personality of the Year Award and Special Achievers' Award (Extra-curricular)
The P.E. Department will discuss nominations for ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ and ‘Special Achievers’ Award’. Trophies are given out in the Sports Awards Assembly to those pupils who have excelled in P.E. or shown considerable commitment to sport throughout the year.
Sports Day
Pupils will receive a certificate if they come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their event.  This will be handed out on the day itself.