Pool Academy

Physical Education

The school's sports facilities are truly first class, with the completion of our floodlit astroturf multi use games area. The exciting developments to the school buildings have added a fully equipped Dance/Fitness Studio. 

The Gym is extensively used for activities such as table tennis, dance, aerobics, martial arts, gymnastics, volleyball and fitness circuits.

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The school also makes use of the Carn Brea Leisure Centre for its excellent swimming facilities and the superb athletics stadium hosts our annual Sports Day and Swimming Galas, along with swimming and fitness circuit lessons.

Pupils have access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities where lunch time, after school and Saturday sessions supplement a very full programme of clubs and fixtures.  This has been recognised with the school being awarded the prestigious ‘Sportsmark Award’.  As part of the KS4 Options programme, Year 10/11 pupils can specialise in golf, orienteering, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, cycling, ten-pin bowling, karate, tae kwon do, step aerobics, swimming alongside more traditional sports.

The school has five rugby/soccer pitches, three grass hockey pitches, one floodlit Astroturf weather pitch used for hockey, tennis and soccer and three outdoor basketball courts (one floodlit).  In addition, there are five netball courts, five tennis courts and six brand new Astroturf cricket bays, while in the summer the grass pitches become an excellent 8 lane 400m track.

 

Leadership is a big part of Pool P.E. and Sport with all pupils undergoing development in their leadership skills within Key Stage 3.  This culminates in the opportunity for every pupil to take part in the Sports Leaders Level 1 Award which is nationally recognised and accredited.

During Key Stage 4 each pupil will specialise in five activities undertaking a variety of different roles (i.e. performer, official, coach, spectator, leader or organiser etc.).  All pupils will gain experience and show understanding of the principles involved in planning, undertaking and evaluating a safe health – promoting exercise programme.  Pupils are expected to demonstrate the ability to make judgements on performance and make accurate evaluations to aid in future planning.  Pupils can study the Sports Leader Award and National Governing Body Awards through P.E. as a further accredited qualification to Double Award GCSE P.E.

Mr A Durant

Head of Department

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Mrs M Heard
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Mr J Webb

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Mr R Duncan
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Mrs B Strong

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Mr J Hosking
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Mr D Buzza
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Mrs L Gribble
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