At Newbridge High School Academy we aim to realise every pupil’s potential with a dedication to participation and performance. We commit fully to both curricular and extra-curricular activities that provide pupils with opportunities that help to motivate and engage in a lifelong commitment to physical activity. We aim to raise achievement, self esteem and contribute to the wider community.
Physical Education has a unique contribution to make to the overall development of the students in terms of personal, social and physical attributes.
Pupils will experience a Physical Education curriculum which continually stresses the true value of sporting involvement and physical activity:
- In developing positive attitudes, encouraging a sense of responsibility to oneself and others as individuals, whilst generating a sense of fairness, honest involvement and good behaviour.
- In ensuring safe participation, recognising and following relevant rules, laws, codes, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities.
- In promoting health and positive lifestyles through physical activity, this being of equal importance at all levels of ability.
Extra-curricular activities play an important part in Newbridge High School Academy life and as a department we run extra-curricular clubs in, Football,Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Athletics, Rounders, Fitness, Basketball, Badminton and Table-Tennis. We also provide opportunities for pupils to take part in other activities through links with our school games organiser and the coaches they can provide.
Leadership courses and programmes feature strongly and are delivered as part of the core PE programme.
We have a fully equipped sports hall, dance studio, MUGA and extensive playing fields that accommodate most sports together with a state of the art 3rd Generation Artificial Grass Pitch.
Pupils are taught in single or mixed sexed classes. Year 7 and 8 curriculum PE concentrates on learning the skills, techniques and rules in a variety of sporting activities. In year 9 pupils have the option to choose which sport they want to develop further as well as completing part of the BTEC Sport course in collaboration with the upper school.