Physical Education at Hassenbrook Academy is designed to develop all pupils’ confidence and competence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives both in and out of school.
At Hassenbrook, we aim to teach pupils the value of healthy active lifestyles, to take on personal and social responsibility and how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations. 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.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 extra-curricular content delivered is a generous opportunity for students to improve their knowledge and skills in certain sports. Clubs offer opportunities for students to practice and learn further about their favourite sports whilst gaining many benefits of exercise. These benefits can be physical, mental or social. This can lead to an improved progress in the subject but they also lead to opportunities of representing the school in various sports. Representing the school allows students to compete against other schools in a range of competitive sports across the South Essex District. These fixtures prove to be very enjoyable for our students and we thank all our students for their dedication to clubs and fixtures.
Locally there are many sports clubs and joining with these sports clubs is another way of supplementing our curriculum further. The benefits of these local clubs are that students will start new friendships and enjoy a sport they feel passionate about whilst increasing their levels of physical activity. We feel that joining local clubs is an excellent way of keeping young people’s bodies and minds active. The offer of sports clubs available changes on a ½ termly basis.
Mrs L. Taylor - Joint Head of Department
Mrs H. Day - Joint Head of Department
Mr M. Stevenson - Head of Year 10