Physical Education and Sports
The Physical Education and Sports Department aims to provide students with physical literacy delivered through a well-planned, progressive curriculum.
This combination gives pupils the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. We firmly believe that this can also have a positive impact on pupils within the wider school curriculum, and aim to develop regular participation, enjoyment, passion and excellence.
Windermere School will do this by:
- Providing pupils with the opportunity to access high-quality physical activity, so they develop a passion for exercise as they progress through life.
- Developing a competitive fixture list across our core sports.
- Teaching pupils the importance of physical activity and sport, and equip them with the skills and knowledge to take part in physical activity.
- Educating pupils about the importance of a healthy, active, and balanced lifestyle.
- Encouraging lifelong participation in physical activity through participating, officiating and volunteering.
As a department, we are passionate about sport and encourage all pupils to participate regularly in physical activity. This may be participating regularly at a recreational level, or striving to succeed at the very highest level. We will support every pupil in whatever they wish to achieve.
Within the curriculum, we have a number of sports that remain key to participating in local, regional and national competitions: hockey, football, netball, athletics (including cross-country), tennis and rounders. We wish to support our pupils’ passion for sport as much as possible and we are happy to run activities, within the curriculum, to accommodate pupil interest. Recently this has included sports such as basketball. Pupils can also expect to participate in activities such as fitness and badminton, within a PE lesson.
Once in Years 10 and 11, we encourage the pupils to decide what interests them so that they may get the most from their lessons, and continue to develop a lifelong involvement in physical activity. In these lessons, we are also able to support those who may wish to pursue outdoor and adventurous activities, in partnership with the Outdoor Education Department. The curriculum educates pupils in the skills and rules knowledge required in their chosen sports, and develops teamwork, organisation and perseverance.
With physical activity at Windermere School aimed at developing physical literacy, success is not measured in trophies alone. While we always strive for excellence in whatever we do, success is producing pupils who have a passion for sport, participate regularly, value fitness and show resilience. The greatest reward is having pupils with red, smiling, faces in lessons, and seeing former pupils remain involved in physical activity for many years to come.
Adventure at Windermere School
Adventure allows each of our students to push their personal boundaries, problem solve, and develop a growth mindset.
Outdoor Learning at Windermere School
Adventurous Learning takes the curriculum outdoors and into our amazing local UNESCO environment, whether that is the School grounds or the wider area.