Physical Education

Leader: A Edwards

Teacher of PE - Miss S Cross -

Physical Education Aim

The Physical Education Department at The Cheadle Academy is vibrant and forward thinking. Our aim is to provide a fun and engaging curriculum across all three key stages, experience new sports and activities and create opportunities to achieve and develop as individuals.

At TCA we develop our students' competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. We offer a high-quality PE curriculum which enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they are given the opportunity to; think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They are also encouraged to reflect on their own and others' performances and find ways to improve them.

Our extensive outdoor facilities mean that we have seasonal use of one hockey pitch, two full size football pitches, six rounders pitches and six softball pitches. There is also a 6-lane 300m athletics track, a 6-lane 200m track, and a long jump pit. A hard court area contains seven tennis courts and five netball courts. In additional to this we have a gymnasium and use of a sports hall.

We offer a wide range of out of school hours clubs for students to attend with the opportunity to represent the school in football, netball, basketball, rounders, table tennis, cricket and athletics.

Physical Education Uniform Policy

Akoa Sector Standard Polo Shirt with LOGO (navy/white) Akoa Sector Reversible Long Sleeve Top with LOGO (navy/royal) Akoa Basic Shorts (navy) Optional – Fiden Hanes Hoody with LOGO (navy/white) Plain Socks (navy) Trainers, not pumps Football Boots Shin Pads Gum Shield

Physical Education in Key Stage 3

Every student at TCA is expected to take part in Physical Education lessons. Students participate in 4 hours of PE a fortnight and our curriculum covers a range of activities to develop individual skills and understanding. Lessons are taught in mixed teaching groups and activities are normally taught in 6 week blocks. The KS3 PE Curriculum aims to provide High Quality PE Lessons which engage students in both traditional sports as well as new and alternative activities. We strive for all students to achieve and be challenged in many different mediums and roles.

Students will be taught a wide range of skills as well as how to implement tactics, strategies and compositional ideas. Students will take on many different roles such as leading, umpiring and coaching. This enables all students to achieve success whatever their practical ability maybe. We have a real desire to ensure that all students are well rounded and we aim to develop both physical and cognitive abilities.

The National Curriculum is always changing and we are keen to embrace the principle of variation and flexibility. Therefore as our curriculum develops we hope to integrate new activities which will challenge students and enrich their experience.


Pupils will be taught how to:

Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and table tennis)

Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [athletics and gymnastics]

Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.

Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.

Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best


All students are assessed in line with grade descriptors for the PE curriculum.

When entering Year 7 we assess each student for a baseline assessment (their starting point) and then an end of unit assessment (their level after a series of lessons). This enables us and the student concerned to know exactly how much progress they have made and how effective our teaching has been, as well as how receptive they have been as a good learner.

Physical Education in Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 all students will have two P.E. lessons over a two-week timetable. Students will participate in blocks of activities with each block running for approximately 6 weeks. Students will cover a variety of activities including:

Athletics • Badminton • Basketball • Cricket • Football • Netball • Rounders • Rugby • Softball • Table Tennis • Tennis • Volleyball   At KS4, the idea that students should have the choice to study the pathway which is most effective for them is at the core of our curriculum.

For some that may be to be improving their physical fitness/performance and experience new sports. For others' that may be the chance to gain a vocational qualification or an academic qualification both of which may lead to further educational studies.


Possible pathways include; GCSE PE (AQA full course) BTEC First Award in Sport

Leadership skills Core PE; a range of 'activities' which students study in a challenging structured setting.

Physical Education in Key Stage 5

In KS5, students have the choice to continue their studies by opting to take the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport.

Career opportunities:

There are a number of different careers within the sports industry. Professional sportsman/woman, PE teacher, Coach, Physiotherapist, Sports Presenter and Sports Nutritionist are to name but a few. Also check out the following web sites.

Web sites

Extra Curricular Activities

We offer a wide range of school and out of school hours clubs for students to attend with the opportunity to represent the school in football, futsal, netball, table tennis, basketball, rounders, cricket and athletics.

We have had a lot of district success over recent years and we hope to continue this success in future years.

Clubs are also put on for recreational purposes as well, such as badminton and table tennis.