"I like the wide range of activities you do in lessons, every half term we change activities" - St Mark's student
"The teachers are really passionate about PE and love sport so they make the lessons fun and enjoyable" -St Mark's student
"I love PE lessons, the teachers are really encouraging and have helped me to join a football team" - St Mark's student
“Exceptional levels of mutual trust and respect that saw students working together collaboratively, leading to outstanding behaviour and attitudes to learning students’ leadership and peer assessment, which were excellent, providing high quality feedback for the correction of actions the teacher enabling students to take calculated risks, and challenging them to achieve more by personalising the work to suit each individual.” Ofsted
Here at St Mark’s we offer a broad and inclusive curriculum. Students will cover a wide variety of sports throughout the course of an academic year. Some of the sports delivered during lessons include; Football, Trampolining, Basketball, Table Tennis, Cricket, Athletics, and many more.
We boast fantastic sporting facilities including; a sports hall, gymnasium, fitness suite, tennis and basketball courts and also an AstroTurf pitch. Furthermore, we also have the opportunity to teach lessons in BMX at the local Merton BMX track. This allows us to offer a broad and inclusive curriculum. the During the course of an academic year students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports and fitness related activities including; Football, Trampolining, Basketball, Table Tennis, Cricket, Athletics, and many more.
Our expectations are that students arrive promptly to lessons with their full St Mark’s PE kit, and that they apply themselves fully to whatever activity is being offered. In return, students can expect to take part in engaging lessons that are tailored to meet their individual needs. The sports and activities are changed every half term, allowing students to experience a wide variety of activities throughout the course of the academic year.
We believe in providing students with specific feedback on how they can improve their athletic performance, and not simply labeling students with a grade or number. Therefore students are no longer graded as such, but are instead provided with regular feedback on areas of strength, as well as specific areas for development.
Regular participation in Physical Education contributes to our students’ health and wellbeing. One of our primary aims is to help students to develop their understanding of the importance of leading a healthy active lifestyle, and ultimately helping them to make physical activity and sport a lifelong habit.
There are whole range of career opportunities that are available to those that decide to study PE at either GCSE or BTEC level including; Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, Nutritionist and Physiotherapist to name but a few.
As parents and guardians, we would ask for your support in helping to ensure that you child consistently brings their full St Mark’s PE kit, so that they are always prepared for lessons. Furthermore, we would ask for your support in helping the PE team to encourage students to come along to some of the many after school clubs on offer.
Extra- Curricular sport is very popular at St Marks. As with timetabled lessons, we offer a wide range of activities throughout the year, so there is sure to be something for everyone. After school clubs run every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This year we will be entering teams into a variety of competitions and leagues and are expectant that there will be many success stories for our talented young athletes throughout the year.