Physical Education Department Members of Staff Acting Head of Department Acting Assistant Head of Department Teachers of PE Part time Teachers of PE Swimming Teacher PE Technician Miss Lucy Horobin Miss Nicola Ball Mr Steve Rushton Mr Chris Baker Mrs Emily Morgan Miss Natalie Venables Mr Ben Morgan (Acting Assistant Headteacher – Permanent Postholder) Mr Matthew Mannion Mrs Georgie Craddock Mr Tom Rowell Facilities Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School facilities for PE include: Five badminton court sports hall Large multi-function room Fitness suite Indoor 25m swimming pool with spectator gallery Large playing fields with three football pitches and two rugby pitches (winter) Athletics track, rounders pitches, softball pitches, long jump area (summer) Spinning studio Six tennis courts Four netball courts Examination classrooms Full size Astro-turf with floodlights In 2004 Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School gained specialist sports college status. This was due to the already high standards and the innovative approach of all department members to both curriculum design and teaching methods. The school made significant progress during the eight years of specialist sports college status especially in the area of staff development, primary school links, health and fitness of both staff and students and results in examination courses. As part of our specialist status, the school was a hub site for the South Staffordshire Schools Sports Partnership. The school recently gained Youth Sport Trust’s gold partner status and Healthy School’s status. The last Ofsted inspection in 2011 deemed the school to be outstanding. The specialism and PE played an important part in this judgement stating “the specialist status continues to provide opportunities for whole school developments in many areas of its work. Students understand exactly what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and most act upon this knowledge, especially in activities provided through the sports specialism.” The department currently offers GCSE PE, BTEC Dance, BTEC Sport, AS and A2 level PE and BTEC National in Sport. Extra curricular activities play a very important role in the life of Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School. The department offers activities before school, at lunchtime and after school. These clubs are open access and used for all pupils to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills. Inter school fixtures are also offered to students – a very wide range of activities including: Football (girls and boys) Rugby (girls and boys) Hockey (girls and boys) Netball Basketball Badminton Gymnastics Tennis Athletics Rounders Handball Boxercise Trampolining Rebound Spinning Table-tennis Golf Swimming Cricket There is also a very successful and popular annual performing arts show that the department co-ordinates and a sports day in which the whole school participates. The department also leads/co-leads several educational trips and visits including a Y8 sports tour to Barcelona, a Y7 team building trip to Standon Bowers, a Y11 GCSE orienteering residential trip, Ski trip and Y9 trip to Venice. It would be essential that the successful candidate could contribute to this extensive extra-curricular programme.