hysical Education at Hadley Learning Community offers a vast range of experiences and opportunities for all students, we have eight PE teachers whom all have specific expertise in a range of activity areas, we also provide a range of coaches to support alternative sports that may not be on offer during curriculum time.  We aim for students in core PE to build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities.


Mr Luke Fletcher

Subject Leader

Miss Lucy Owen


Mr Rob Birch


Mrs Sharon Thomas


Miss Charlotte Robbins


Mr Mark Hignett

Senior Assistant Headteacher

Mr. Kim Pickford


Physical Education Curriculum.

Students will be taught to:

• use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounder’s, rugby and tennis] • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics] • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
• analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
• take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs 

We also offer a number of vocational qualifications additionally to the curriculum demands, these qualifications develop independence and a number of transferrable skills which will allow students to gain knowledge and experience when studying, these qualifications are all recognised by colleges and sixth forms and will support any applications to further education or into a work force.

The vocational qualifications offered are:

• Sports Leaders
• Cricket activators course
• Rugby referee course
• Rugby coaching course
• Fitness instructors course
• Basketball table official
• Basketball leaders
• Netball umpires award
• Duke of Edinburgh award

Studying Physical Education as a key stage 4 option:
If students choose PE as their option they will be choosing to complete the above vocational qualifications and also to study their new generation BTEC qualification.
Most recent results are below:

L2 PASS (C) 60%
L2 MERIT (B) 11.40%
L2 DISTINCTION * (A*) 5.70%
C AND ABOVE 82.85%

The qualification is very difficult and requires students to focus and commit as there is a huge amount of content to cover. The course offers a range of assessment opportunities catering for all learners, each unit is different to the previous to assist with the adherence and interest of those choosing the course.

The Units covered are as follows:

1.Fitness Testing (external exam)
2.Practical sport (coursework and practical assessment)
3.Psychology in sport (coursework)
4.Leadership in sport (practical observations)
Each unit is worth 25% of their final grade

Extra Curricular Time Table

After School
  • Year 7 boys football (Field) – (KP/KD)
  • Year 8 boys football (Field)– (AC/RB)
  • Year 9 boys football (Field) – (LF)
  • Year 10 boys football (Field) – (LF)
  • All years Badminton (Sports Hall) – (SM)
  • All Years Netball (After half term Squad) (MUGA)
    Year 7&8 (LP)
    Year 9&10 (CR)
  • Girls Rugby (Field) – (RFU Coach)
  • Cross Country (Half term) - (LP, CR, RB, LF, ST)
  • Year 11 Boys Football – (JM)
  • Boys/Girls Basketball (half term)Sports Hall LP/LF
  • Girls Football (field) – (ST)
  • Fitness suite KS4 - (LF) Invite only
  • Netball fixtures – (LP, CR, ST)
  • All Boys Rugby (Field) – (RFU Coach) (RB)
  • Multi Skills (Coach) invite only TBC
  • BTEC Club (LL2) – (RB, LF, LP, CR) Start 11/11/16
  • Duke of Edinburgh – (LP) 11/11/16

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Sport plays an integral part of school life and personal development for many HLC students. The opportunities to participate in school sport provides pupils with the opportunities to gain a passion for lifelong participation in exercise and sport as well as the important skills such as team work, commitment, leadership and discipline. Whether a student’s goal is elite performance, team spirit or just the enjoyment of participation, the rich range of both curriculum and extra-curricular sporting opportunities provided at HLC ensures all our students can get involved, find their niche and fulfil their potential.

HLC’s philosophy is based upon participation where all children are welcome to attend extracurricular clubs to develop and improve their individual skills and enjoy the health and social benefits of physical activity.

There are regular ‘friendly fixtures’ and coaching games against children from other schools. By fielding two or three teams whenever there is the opportunity, we ensure every child who wants to, has the opportunity to take part, something we aim to sustain by fielding B and C teams where appropriate. The successes at county, regional and national level have also been achieved by many individuals and teams and are a testament to the talent, dedication and devotion that many pupils put into their sport.

In the past year there have been a number of new sporting opportunities including Girls Rugby, Boys Handball and competitive Frisbee competitions. Another exciting development in sport has been the introduction of Sport Leaders and Sports captains. These are usually older students who want to help run sports clubs, teams and primary school sport where they pass on their passion and experience to our younger pupils. These students are excellent role models and they enable many more clubs and teams to be run. They really are excellent ambassadors for HLC and demonstrate the fantastic leadership skills HLC students have and the generosity of our pupils to give willingly of their time and expertise to help maintain an outstanding level of sports participation at HLC.

As an active member of Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award Holders for high levels of commitment to the development of competition across school and the community. Our department are proud to deliver all of our lessons with a clear focus of

‘The Spirit of the Games Values’ which focus on personal excellence through competition. The six values are passion, belief, respect, determination, honesty and teamwork.

P.E. News.

HLC Athletics

Many Congratulations to one of our Year 10 students who has been selected to represent Shropshire in the prestigious English Schools Athletics Competition in July. He will compete against athletes across England in the 100m and Long Jump – we wish him every success as he has trained incredibly hard to achieve this. We are very proud of him!

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