Woodhey’s PE and Sport hits the Mark

We are hopping, jumping, skipping and running over the moon to celebrate our latest national recognition! 

Our fantastic students and amazing Performance Faculty, supported by our wider team of staff have achieved the Schools Games Mark Silver award, a really prestigious accolade and recognition of the dedication and commitment of our community.

Following a rigorous review process that included assessment against a wide-ranging set of criteria, including:
-    How the school commits to providing high quality PE and physical activity for all students
-    How wide ranging the opportunities for all students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, are for participation in a variety of competitions
-    How students are supported to transition from primary to secondary PE and school support
-    How broad the full range of experiences students receive in PE are, including lessons, extracurricular activities, clubs, teams and leadership opportunities
-    How strong the curriculum and its delivery is, and how equitable it is for students of all backgrounds and genders.

Whilst the award celebrates the success of competition, from both inter-form competition internally, to the success of our sports teams, it recognises how strong engagement in recreational activity across school is. With physical activity being a vital aspect of leading a healthy lifestyle, this uptake and engagement with physical activity is key. 

Mr Watson, Headteacher, said: ‘We are very proud of achieving this fantastic award, and I am personally very grateful and proud of the commitment of our staff in providing a significant number of excellent opportunities for our students. At Woodhey, we commit to providing experiences beyond the classroom to ensure that students are fully prepared to lead a successful, safe, healthy and fulfilling life when they leave us. Being physically active is a key component of this, and the level of physical activity that our students participate in across the school sets the foundations for students to continue being active into adulthood.’