Expectation & Excellence
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At Colyton we hope that Physical Education (PE) will help to contribute to the overall education of thMiss Shute: Head of PEe students, by helping them to lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful physical activity.

Through Physical Education it is our aim to:
• Develop physical competence and help to promote physical development
• Teach students, through experience, to value the benefits of participation in physical activity at school and to educate for leisure activities outside of school
• Develop an appreciation of skilful and creative performances across the wide range of activities offered
• Help to establish self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and help students to cope with success and failure in competitive and co-operative activities
• Increase the development of social awareness and values through interaction with others
• Improve the health and well-being of the individual

Extra-curricular clubs are run in most sports, providing opportunities for further enjoyment and enabling
skills to be developed at a higher level for all, as well as driving our more able and talented students. A
variety of teams compete against other schools, playing a high standard of sport with pleasing success.

- Miss Shute, Head of PE


Miss Shute Head of PE/ Student Leadership Coordinator
Exeter University
BA (Ed) Hons Physical Education and Mathematics

In addition to teaching commitments Miss Shute oversees the Student Leadership programme in the school. She organises the Peer Subject mentoring provision and is responsible for the Subject ambassadors and House prefect applications

Mr Robinson Head of Sector (KS3) / Head of Boys’ PE / ITE Coordinator
Brunel University / Exeter University
BSc (Hons) Geography & Environmental Issues and Sport Studies
Post Graduate Certificate of Education - Physical Education & Geography

School Based Initial Teacher Education – In addition to teaching commitments Mr Robinson manages the school's involvement with initial teacher education programme, oversees communication and monitors the quality of school provision.

Miss Birchmore PE Teacher

Mrs Harris School Sports Co-ordinator / Sports Leadership Tutor / PE Teacher
University College Chichester
BEd (Hons) Physical Education and Science

Mr Rowe PE Teacher

As well as teaching Secondary PE, Mrs Harris manages the Axe Valley area of the East Devon School Sports Partnership, co-ordinating sports competitions for twelve Axe Valley primary schools and supporting teachers with the delivery of PE and daily physical activity. She delivers the 'Community Sports Leadership Award' in Year 12, enabling Sixth Form students to develop their coaching skills with primary school pupils, lower school students and in community clubs.


Not all students develop at the same speed but, through a broad curriculum, students are able to develop at their own pace and achieve success. Realistic goals are set by the staff, and students themselves, so that individuals can feel a sense of progress, achievement, satisfaction and enjoyment.

School clubs are on offer to everyone and they run to compliment the curriculum being taught each term. Students also have the opportunity to represent their House, the School, the Area and the County. Some of our students have also gained territorial and national honours.

The school has a good reputation for sporting success in both local and national competitions and, due to its size, a large proportion of students represent the school either as an individual or as a member of a team.

Students are rewarded for their efforts at the end of the year. The PE department issues certificates for outstanding achievement in a particular sport; this is the Certificate of Performance. There is a bronze, silver and gold ribbon that can be earned and is worn on the blazer as recognition of their achievement. The ‘Fitness 5’ award can also be achieved. This is a certificate awarded to those students who have shown a high level of effort and commitment in five activities in a year. They have shown a commitment to maintaining their fitness level and being physically active. A 1-star is awarded in Year 7, a 2-star in Year 8, with a 5-star in Years 11-13.

Click here to see a list of recent sporting achievements.

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