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PE

Aim: The promotion of all round physical development and health.
Objective: Realise the full potential of each individual.

Curriculum PE at Westfield

At Westfield, the aims are five-fold:

  • Fitness: To instil the importance of a healthy body and mind. The aspects of fitness worked on are mobility, strength and stamina.
  • Social and Moral: Through small sided games and group activities, we encourage girls to mix and co-operate. Through competition, we aim to instil the correct attitudes towards winning and losing and develop the pupils' self-discipline. Girls should develop a sense of purpose, confidence, politeness, perseverance, initiative and independence.
  • Cognitive: To instil knowledge and understanding of the rules, skills, tactics and aims of the various activities in which they are involved during the programme.
  • Leisure: By providing a wide variety of sports, we hope to encourage pupils to continue their participation in those they enjoy most, outside school and once they have left school.
  • Aesthetic: To encourage pupils to appreciate and evaluate form and movement as well as giving them the opportunity to express their creative ability.

Lessons

There are two members of the physical education and games department whose teaching is spread across all year groups. Compulsory PE lessons are integrated within the academic timetable in Upper 3 to Upper 5 giving individual pupils, especially the less able, access to specialist teaching. All Upper 3 to Upper 4 pupils have two single and one triple PE lessons per week, all Lower and Upper 5 pupils have two single and a double lesson per week. The sixth form have the option of participating in a double games lesson each week. Within PE lessons a wide and balanced range of activities is offered.

The following sports are offered to key stage 3 pupils:

  • Trampolining
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Rounders
  • Gymnastics
  • Sports
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Games Skills
  • Fitness Dance
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Tennis

The following sports are offered to key stage 4 pupils:

  • Trampolining
  • Aerobics
  • Hockey
  • Squash
  • Rounders
  • Gymnastics
  • Sports
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Games Skills
  • Fitness Dance
  • Climbing
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Extra Curricular PE at Westfield

The PE Department aims to encourage all pupils to take part in extra sporting activities both on a competitive and recreational basis. All activities are offered to help pupils develop and extend their ability and talents.

A variety of school teams run throughout the year and are entered into all local and regional inter-school competitions. We also hold inter-house competitions including an annual swimming gala and an annual sports day which all girls participate in. The following are a selection of our 2006/ 2007 results.

Netball
City League
Upper 3 A - 3rd
Upper 4 A - 3rd
Lower 5 A - 3rd

Tyne and Wear Knockout League
Upper 4 - Semi-finalists
Upper 5 - Semi-finalists

City Tournaments
Upper 3 - Winners
Lower 4 - Plate Finalists
Upper 4 - Plate Finalists
Lower 5 - Semi-Finalists
Senior A - Plate Finalists

County Tournaments
Under 18 - Semi-finalists

Tennis
Tyne and Wear Knockout
Under 13 - Semi-finalists
Under 15 - Semi-finalists

City League
Under 13 - Division 2 winners
Under 15 - 3rd

Athletics
HMC Track and Field Championships
Inters - 3rd

Tyne and Wear Championships
Upper 3 - 3rd

City Team Championships
Upper 3 - 3rd

Girls exhibiting talent are always encouraged to compete for places on City and County Teams in the sport of their choice and consequently every year we have girls representing teams at both levels. In 2006/2007 the following girls achieved representative honours:

Netball
Under 13 City Squad.
Meg Kerry
Sophie Elsender
Madeleine Fitzpatrick
Under 14 County Team.
Gabrielle Hillary
Kayleigh Dawson
Under 16 County Team.
Hannah Lewis
Under 18 County Team.
Natalie McKenna

Cross Country
Minors City Team
Charlotte Lapping
Junior County Team
Kayleigh Dawson
Hannah Lewis

Athletics
Minor City Team
Charlotte Lapping - 800 metre champion
Lauren Brown - Discus
Junior City Team
Lauren Brown - Discus
Gabrielle Hillary - Long Jump
Intermediate City Team
Hannah Lewis - 800 metres and Hurdles
Julia Myers - Javelin
Senior City Team
Alice Johnston - 200 metres
Junior County Team
Gabrielle Hillary - Long Jump
Senior County Team
Alice Johnston - 200 metres

In 2007/2008 the following girls have achieved representative honours:

Netball
Under 14 County
Natalie Matthews
Madeleine Fitzpatrick

Under 16
Hannah Lewis

Under 18
Natalie McKenna

Natalie Matthews has also been selected for the Northumberland Netball Academy and Natalie McKenna has been selected for the U19 Team Northumbria Youth Squad

In addition to competitive sport girls are encouraged to participate in physical activity on a more recreational basis during lunchtimes.

All pupils are offered the following extra-curricular activities:

  • Football
  • Athletics
  • Fitness
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Aerobics
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Trampolining
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics

We also have number of girls in school who compete in sport to a high level out of school.

Natalie McKenna
As well as representing the County in netball for a number of years, Natalie is also a member of the Team Northumbria Youth Squad.

Alice Thompson
Alice competes in International Dressage and is a member of the Great Britain 12- 16 years’ team. She has recently won team bronze at the European Championships held in Germany.

Julia Myers
Julia is a member of the Under 18 County Tennis Squad and has recently qualified for the finals of the Gosforth adult singles and doubles tennis championships. She also won the Under 16 and Under 18 North Tyneside Open. In addition to tennis, Julia competes in athletics and has reached the County Championships for five consecutive years throwing the javelin.

Hannah Lewis
In addition to representing the County in netball, cross country and athletics Hannah is a keen dinghy sailor. She competes in the 420 class and has recently attended the National Osprey Championships in Poole.

Kayleigh Dawson
Kayleigh is a County netballer and runner but her main sport is swimming. She has recently been selected for the English Talent Development Programme. Not only does she train nine times a week but she must now also attend training camps around the country and in Europe.