Physical Education

Facilities

  • Sports Hall
  • Gymnasium
  • Astro-turf Pitch
  • Four Netball Courts
  • Four Tennis Courts
  • Large grassed area for Outdoor Education with a built Assault Course
  • Fitness Suite
  • Changing facilities with individual showers

Extra-Curricular

A wide range of extra-curricular clubs are offered to students of all abilities and they are actively encouraged to attend. A substantial number of students play competitive games within the school in Inter-Form and Rounders tournaments. Others play for the school teams, competing with schools on Wirral and further afield, with notable success nationally in Football, Gym and Trampolining.

Specialist coaching sessions are also run through the Gifted and Talented initiative, enabling students to benefit from expert knowledge and further improve their skills, delivered by such partners as Everton Football Club and Steen Sports.

Sports Council

The Sports Council is hugely successful in encouraging pupils to become involved in whole school initiatives regarding Physical Education and Sport. We have a Head Sports Captain from Year 13 and five deputies from Sixth Form. They work very closely with the Sports Captains from each year group and produce a termly sports newsletter, ‘Extra Time’.
The broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum at Weatherhead enables all students to enjoy and succeed in physical activity. Our dedication to participation and performance allows us to develop the WHOLE child in EVERY child and we aim to provide opportunities that will develop knowledge, skills, values and confidence and to foster a life-long love of physical activity in all students.
Mrs Crichton

Head of PE

KS4 Physical Education

Non-exam core subject

A Level Physical Education

Non-exam core subject

School Games Award

Weatherhead’s commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education was recognised with the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark, a Government led awards scheme.

Weatherhead’s commitment to the promotion of sport and physical education was once again recognised by the Government led awards scheme, School Games Mark.

The School Games verifier said:

“Congratulations on achieving Silver Games Mark. It is evident that you have an extensive extra-curricular timetable and a thriving leadership Academy. In many areas you are achieving the Gold standards which is fantastic. Good luck for the coming academic year.”

The silver award recognises:

  • we provide all students with two hours of physical education and school sport per week (curricular and extracurricular activity
  • at least 35% of students engage in extracurricular sporting activity every week
  • at least 10% of students are engaged in leading, managing and officiating School Games activity
  • students are engaged in the planning and development of School Games activity
  • we utilise sports coaches to support school sport
  • we have active links with local sports clubs
  • we promote school sports to parents and the local community
  • we compete in intra-school and inter-school competitions

Weatherhead’s commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education was recognised with the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark, a Government led awards scheme.

The bronze award is in recognition of Weatherhead’s commitment to the school and wider school community:

  1. 23% of pupils engaging in extra-curricular activity every week
  2. 24% of pupils engaged in leading, managing and officiating school sports
  3. Promoting school sports to parents and the local community

In 2013/14, Weatherhead competed in 10 approved National Governing Body Competitions at Level 1 and 2.

Engaging 23% of pupils in extra-curricular activities every week

The extensive extra-curricular timetable provided by the Weatherhead PE department has enabled mass participation with over 312 pupils participating in PE each week. The sporting opportunity is captured by the pupils’ commitment to clubs and enjoyment of sporting activity.

 

Engaging 24% of pupils in leading, managing and officiating school sports

The PE department offer and build a leadership pathway from year 7 to year 12, where pupils complete a Young Leaders Award, Sports Leaders Level One Award and a Community Sports Leaders Level Two Award. Within the awards pupils explore and develop leadership qualities and lead activities within the school and the local community.

 

Promoting school sports to parents and the local community

The Sports Council is the catalyst for promoting and structuring the ideology of new initiatives.  The Sports Council is made up of 71 pupils who are directed by the Sports Captain and 5 leadership deputies. Within the Sports Council there are 4 roles and responsibilities; Sports Ambassador, Sports Leader, Active Playground Leader and Sports Journalist which aim to inspire, promote and organize school sport and community cohesion.

 

Competing in 10 approved National Governing Body Competitions at Level 1 and 2 in 2013/14

The PE Department has had a very successful year in sport with many outstanding performances at national level in Trampolining, Football and Gymnastics. The success stories of each fixture and the highs and lows of each competition are captured within the Extra Time newsletter and the Sports Report video updates.