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Physical Education

Head of Department:  Mr J Barritt

Sport plays a significant part in the life of The Gregg School.   Physical Education develops students' competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

Students swimming in a galaPhysical Education and Games are taught to all students in years 7 - 11. The P.E. department aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that will enable students to develop their playing ability in a range of sports as well as fostering an awareness of a healthy lifestyle. Physical Education is also offered at GCSE level and has proved to be both popular and successful.

We have many students who have represented the county in sports such as football, cross country, hockey, rugby, table tennis and swimming; a number have competed at a national level in sports such as diving, athletics and sailing.

The Importance of Physical Education

A high-quality PE curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others' performances and find ways to improve them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do and what their aptitudes are at school helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

PE helps students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

The School is fortunate to have facilities within its own grounds for many sports, and also makes use of many excellent local off site facilities including Bitterne Leisure Centre, Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Trojans Hockey, Rugby and Cricket Club, Southampton University and Red Lodge Swimming Pools and the Ski Slope at Southampton Alpine Centre.

PE Kit

Students should make sure they have the right kit for the appropriate activities.

In addition, students may wish to purchase a PlayerLayer for use in colder weather.



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