Physical Education

The Physical Education department are passionate about developing in every student a lifelong enjoyment and positive attitude towards physical activity. We aim to create a happy environment for pupils to grow in body, mind and spirit within a variety of physical activities and roles.

Sport plays a vital role in the physical, emotional, social and cultural wellbeing of every student. By engaging students to be the best they can be, we can help them to develop the resilience, determination and courage to show the world their uniqueness.

Using the school’s key Christian values in sporting context, we aim to provide students with excellent morals and an appreciation of discipline through rules to enable them to live life in all its fullness in school and the wider community.

We offer a diverse range of sporting experiences at curricular and extra-curricular level to help pupils recognise, appreciate and evaluate their own, and others, talents in different sporting contexts, whilst remembering humility in victory and grace in defeat. This broad and balanced curriculum ensures that all students cover the key sports of netball, football, handball, gymnastics and athletics in all years 7-9 and then allows students to experience a variety of other sports to help develop a lifelong love of sport. Students study a range of individual and team sports.

We teach students a range of fundamental movement skills that are transferable across many sports including jumping, running, throwing and catching, turning, pushing and pulling, balance, stretching and curling, hopping and dodging. These skills are basic skills that form the basis of all sports taught in school. We also have a list of skills for each sport covered in every year group that can be viewed as skills required by the end of the module. These skills are viewable on the website under the Physical Education page.

We offer a broad curriculum to all pupils, that is well sequenced (developing skills/subject knowledge) and ambitious (allowing all children to flourish with our high expectations) across both key stages including:

 Years 7 and 8

Invasion games: Netball, Hockey, Rugby, Football, Handball

Striking and fielding games: Flat bat rounders and Cricket

Net games: Badminton, Volleyball, Tennis

Fitness: Health related fitness, Fitness Testing, Aerobics

Artistic Activities: Dance (Dance department), Gymnastics

Athletic activities: Athletics, Cross Country Running

 Years 9, 10 and 11 (Core PE)

Invasion games: Netball, Rugby, Football, Handball, Hockey

Striking and fielding games: Rounders, Cricket, Softball and Danish longball

Target games: Archery, indoor curling, Boccia

Net games: Badminton, Volleyball, Tennis

Fitness: Fitness classes, use of the All Season’s leisure center gym suite.

Artistic activities: Gymnastics, Dance (Dance department)

Athletic activities: Athletics

Swimming activities: Swimming

OAA: Climbing

Our wider curricular programme at St Michael’s gives pupils the opportunity to stretch their sporting skills further and also to experience the exhilarating feeling of participating in school teams and competitions.

We expect high standards of behaviour, effort, attendance and commitment at our school team practices.

We currently offer extra-curricular clubs in netball, football (boys and girls), rugby (boys and tag rugby girls), rounders, cricket (indoor and outdoor), athletics, badminton, gymnastics, hockey, handball, indoor athletics, climbing, cross country and basketball.

Our facilities are excellent, consisting of a full sports hall (consisting of 4 badminton courts, 1 full netball court, a volley ball court, basketball court and indoor football),a climbing wall, a fully equipped gymnasium, 4 outdoor tennis courts, 3 outdoor netball courts and a field marked in summer for athletics and cricket, and winter for football and rugby.

 Our most recent successes have been:

Yr 11 Chorley and District Netball Champions and U16 Lancashire Runners up and in top 6 in North West.

Yr 8 team and Yr9 team Chorley and District Netball Champions

Chorley and District Badminton KS3 girls Gold Medallists, KS3 boys Bronze Medallists, KS4 girls Silver Medallists, KS4 boys Gold Medallists

Swimming gala Elite squad 4 bronze, 10 silver, 6 gold medals and Splashdown Champions.

 Indoor athletics - Yr 7 girls Silver medallists at Chorley and District, Yr 8 girls Gold medallists at Chorley and District and Lancashire Champions, Yr 7 boys Gold medallists at Chorley and District and 9th in Lancashire ,Yr 8 boys Gold medallists at Chorley and District and 5th in Lancashire.

Year 9 Chorley and District Rounders Champions

Chorley and District Cross Country individual winners in Y7 girls, Yr 8 girls and Yr11 boys along with many other medal places.

Table tennis - Year 7 boys Chorley and District Gold Medallists, Yr 8 boys Chorley and District Bronze Medallists.

Indoor girls cricket Yr7&8 Chorley and District Bronze medallists and Yr9&10 Gold medallists and Lancashire Runners up

Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and overall school Chorley and District Athletics Champions

Handball -U15 Boys North West Champions, U15 Boys North of England Champions, U15 Boys 8th in the England National Finals

Yr 10 Boys Chorley and District Football Champions.

Physical Education Learning Schemes

5 Year Curriculum Plan

Curriculum Intent for Individual Sports Year 7 -9

Curriculum Intent for Individual Sports Year 10 - 11

GCSE Theory Curriculum

GCSE Practical Curriculum