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Greenback High School

Greenbank High School

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We are looking forward to meeting pupils joining Year 7 in September and their parents on Monday 9th July at 6:30pm for our New Intake Evening.

PE and Dance

Physical Education is a well-resourced and successful part of the school. We have a highly skilled and very experienced team who teach a wide range of sports and physical activities.  As well as our reputation for fielding strong teams who successfully compete with schools across the area we have a fully inclusive extra-curricular programme that caters for all pupils.

To support our pupils we have unmatched facilities in the area with our large playing fields, sports hall, gym, health and fitness suite,  all-weather multipurpose outdoor pitch and new modern changing facilities.

The Physical Education Department offers pupils many varied pathways, qualifications and opportunities. We strongly believe that every child matters and we aim to fulfil each child’s potential to give them a lifelong love of Physical Education. Our curriculum is therefore structured towards enabling pupils to progress and reach their potential. We offer a broad and balanced curricular and extra-curricular programme to achieve this.

Our Vision

“High quality PE for all pupils”

We believe this can only be achieved through clear targets and standards.

  • High quality teaching
  • High expectations of achievement levels and behaviour.
  • Sound personalised curriculum organisation and planning.
  • A well-defined system of assessment, recording and reporting which is shared with the students.
  • An extensive extra-curricular programme giving equality of opportunity.

Key Stage 3

  • Continuity and progression throughout the Key Stage needs to be achieved.  Therefore activities should run throughout Years 7 and 8 and pupils in Year 9 can opt to follow a personalised pathway.
  • Professional development of staff is a key issue and it should be the aim of all staff to be able to teach all activities to a good to outstanding standard in KS3. 
  • Groups should be constructed on the basis of enhancing the teaching/ learning process.
  • A broad and balanced curriculum should be offered where students meet the N/C requirements of 4 areas of activity.
  • Safety of students to be priority.

Key Stage 4

  • All pupils are given the opportunity to complete the Edexcel GCSE Physical Education course.

    The course is divided into two sections:

  • 1. Practical coursework and Practical examination –  60 % of the total grade.

  • 2. Theory –  40 % of total grade (90 minute examination).

    Practical    60 %

    Pupils are graded on their practical performance in 4 sports and on an analysis of performance of their best sport.

    Pupils have to complete a Personal Exercise Plan which contributes towards their practical analysis of performance mark.

    Theory      40%

    Topics covered:

    Section 1

    Healthy lifestyles

    Influences on participation

    Exercise and fitness

    Health and well being

    Section 2

    Respiratory system

    Circulatory system

    Skeletal system

    Muscular system

    The mind and body

Extra- Curricular provision

We offer a very broad and engaging extra- curricular programme which aims to cater for the needs of all our pupils. There are clubs available at break time, lunchtimes and after school.

Our extra- curricular activities include: Netball, hockey, gymnastics, dance, badminton, basketball, athletics , tennis, rounders, cricket, rugby, fitness, benchball, dodgeball and cross country.

The Physical Education department is very keen to develop the leadership opportunities for our pupils. Our extensive leadership programme enables pupils to lead clubs and activities for younger pupils and our feeder primaries. Opportunities are given for our pupils to go on and gain Formal leadership qualifications.

More Information


Mrs M Stillwell - Subject Leader of PE and Progress Leader (Maternity Leave)

Miss C Cullen - Teacher of PE and Assistant Headteacher

Miss C Rule - Subject Leader of PE and MAGT Co-ordinator 

Mrs N Collins - Teacher of PE and Dance and Progress Leader

Mrs J Cropper - Teacher of PE

Mrs A Gent-Jones - Teacher of PE and Assistant Headteacher

Miss S Butterworth - Teacher of PE (Maternity Cover)

Extra Information