The Bowden House Physical Education department aim to provide a challenging, disciplined, fun and safe environment for high quality learning and teaching. Pupils experience a balance of activities which have the necessary coherence and breadth to develop the sporting Curriculum. These lessons follow the school’s “Stage not Age” curriculum and are led by the Head of Physical Education James Das, Head of Education Chris Dunsdon and assisted by sports specialists Mikey Day, Frank Foster and Richard Foster.
An extended choice of activities are available to ensure the pupils find PE stimulating and relevant, and progression is evident as they pass through Key Stage 3 to 4 and with their specialised success indicator booklets.
In Key stage 3 Physical Education Students take part in Individual, team and invasion games along with onsite/offsite fixtures and tournaments.
In Key stage 4 students will take part in Physical Education catered toward their GCSE exam. All theory and Practical lessons are sport specific to help students progress with their GCSE sports choice. Students take part in Individual, team and invasion games along with onsite/offsite fixtures and tournaments.
Students in KS3 and KS4 also work with the ACE department to allow them to access adventure sports to help further their sporting experience.
The Bowden House Physical Education team along side The Food technology and Care departments help the students engage in the “Health Champions” campaign allowing students have an active role in their own health and nutrition choices.
Our aim is for pupils to develop a personal commitment to, and genuine passion for, maintaining their health and well-being throughout their time at Bowden House and we believe this will also continue into their adult life.
At Bowden House, we incorporate and spearheaded the We not Me philosophy to help students develop a community-based ethos towards each other.
Bowden House School’s Physical Education department work closely with many organisations offering opportunities for our students to take part in events such as football tournaments, fixtures at Premier League and County football and sports stadiums, days out, and coaching by Barclays Premier League standard coaches.
We have established connections with The Football Association, Chelsea Football club, Active Sussex, Solution Mindset, The Sussex Schools FA, Burgess Hill Town Football Club, Premier United Football club, Wave Leisure and Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.
The PE department offers challenging lessons to encourage a fun experience, as well as running the Physical Education GCSE and the Junior Sports Leadership Award.
Links to external websites:
- GCSE Physical Education - AQA - BBC Bitesize
- Sports Leaders :: Primary Education Leadership
- Chelsea FC: Tournament for Youngsters
- Brighton & Hove Indepentant (article)