The Physical Education (PE) Department
Mr J Skinner is our Head of PE. Miss V Merrick is our full-time PE Teacher.
Through a broad, balanced and comprehensive programme of physical activities and learning experiences, the P.E. department at Oldfields aims to contribute and complement the aims of the school by providing every student with an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.
We aim to provide an enjoyable, safe, purposeful and challenging programme in order to develop physical and social skills, aesthetic awareness and personal confidence to the benefit of every student, the school and the wider community.
We have an excellent reputation for school sport and have many successful teams in local and regional competitions. Many students have the opportunity to develop their talent through clubs and practices within school and also through specialised coaching in external clubs, with whom we have links.
We also train a number of Year 8 sports leaders who help lead activities and clubs. This gives these students the opportunity to gain valuable leadership experiences which will help them develop as they get older and move onto High School.
Years 5 - 8 Course Summary
Football, Rugby, Hockey, Basketball, Netball, Dance, Gymnastics, Fitness, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis and Athletics.
P.E. activities are taught in single sex mixed ability groups. Most blocks of work last for a half term.
Swimming is taught at The Uttoxeter Leisure Centre, but only for those students who are not yet able to swim 25 metres.
There are school teams in football, Rugby, netball, cross country running, cricket, rounders and athletics. We also offer students the opportunity to take part in table tennis and Dance in lunchtime and after-school clubs.
There are House Competitions at the end of each term in most of the above activities. A huge number of students are thus given the opportunity to take part in competitive sport and work as a part of a team.
We have House Captains in Year 8 who help organise and run these House events. Also there are a number of Young Leaders who help out with extra-curricular clubs and fixtures.