North Shore Academy

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred

Physical Education

"At North Shore Academy we aim to offer a rich and memorable experience within PE for all students regardless of their background. All pupils are treated equally and as an Academy, we aim to educate students in fun and engaging activities to ensure they have the highest aspirations".

At North Shore Academy, we ensure that our students experience a broad and balanced curriculum. Our Core PE curriculum engages them in fun sports whilst teaching vital life skills required for life after North Shore. Students are taught the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Within lessons students also take a proactive approach to learning and begin to lead through practical lessons. This helps to equip them with skills required for their future and also embed the skills required for the KS4 BTEC Sport course at North Shore Academy. Students are offered a wide range of sports including Netball, Rugby, Football, Fitness, Badminton, Dance, Gymnastics,Badminton, Athletics, Cricket and Rounders.

Our extracurricular clubs then aim to enhance skills learnt within Core PE lessons. We have strong links with feeder primary schools at North Shore Academy and this enables a large number of students to lead at internal and external primary events. In addition, our extracurricular opportunities enhance our students' development and allows them to build professional working relationships. In recognition of our hard work with students the Academy was awarded the Silver Sainsbury's School Games Mark for 2016-17 and then upgraded to the Gold Sainsbury's School Games Mark for 2017-18

The department runs the following courses:

· National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and 4

· Level 2 BTEC Sport (Pearson)

When our students reach Year 8 they are able to choose an Extra PE option which will enable them to follow the BTEC Sport route. We firmly believe that this course best equips our students with practical skills,skills required to meet deadlines and enables them to become successful leaders. Our students learn about components of fitness, training methods,fitness tests, how to lead their own lessons and they design a training programme. The Physical Education department at North Shore Academy is extremely proud of results that previous Year 11 pupils have received.

PE Participation

We expect that every student at the academy takes part in compulsory Core PE lessons. If students are ill we expect a valid note from a parent/guardian explaining the reason. If this scenario occurs, we still expect that students wear PE kit to help in another role within lessons.

Department Staff

Currently the department consists of 8 members of full time staff, including a PE apprentice. Extracurricular PE is also supported by other members of staff within the Academy who have specialisms in certain areas.



Miss R Boyle

Subject Lead Physical Education, Health & Social and Primary Partnerships

Mr S Jones

PE Teacher & Assistant Principal

Mr M Garthwaite

PE Teacher & Assistant Principal

Miss S Graham

PE Teacher & Assistant Principal

Mrs J Zaheer

PE Teacher & Assistant Principal

Mrs R Harrington

PE Teacher & Assistant Principal

Mr A Walsh

PE Teacher & Lead IV for BTEC Sport

Facilities andResources

We have excellent facilities at North Shore Academy. We currently have use of:

· A 4 court sports hall

· 4 male and female changing rooms

· Activity Studio for dance/gymnastics activities

· Main Hall for dance/gymnastics activities

· 3G pitch

· Tennis Courts

· Outside netball/basketball courts

· School field for games and athletics

· Specialist PE teaching classrooms, including a MAC computer room.