Head's Welcome
Login
Close

A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

At Huxlow we believe that students who are happy, feel safe and are taught well will enjoy school and as a result be successful.

We are passionate about caring for our students, ensuring that they are all known as individuals. Ofsted June 2016 stated that “everyone in the school puts pupil’s well-being at the centre of everything they do”.

Students are challenged to be as good as they possibly can be and supported to achieve this. Academic success is hugely important to us and we have a rich history of students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds achieving as well as they could.

However, schools are about far more than academic success and we believe that developing “The Whole Child” is one of our core responsibilities. In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication.

I am hugely proud of our school and am happy to extend an invitation to all Parents/ Carers to come and visit us during the school day. Please contact us on enquiries@huxlow.northants.sch.uk and we will arrange a convenient time.

Mr S Gordon
Headteacher

Physical Education

Key Stage 3

The PE curriculum at Huxlow aims to enable all young people to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

They develop skills used in a wide variety of sports and activities, learning the rules and basic game play 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. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. PE at Huxlow also helps students to develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility.

Games and activities studied at Key Stage 3 include:

  • Invasion Games: football, rugby, netball, basketball.
  • Net/Wall Games: Badminton, Volleyball, Tennis, Table Tennis.
  • Striking & Fielding: rounders, cricket, softball
  • Athletics: short/middle/long distance, shot putt, javelin, discus, long jump, high jump.
  • Health Related Fitness activities: Rowing, Cycling, HrF, Boxing and cardio training.
  • Students also have the opportunity to try inclusive sports such as; sitting volleyball, goalball & boccia.

 

Our Goal: “At Huxlow every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential”

To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:

  • Due to the practical nature of this subject there are no homework expectations for PE.
  • There may be occasions when students are asked to further research some rules or regulations, prepare a coaching session or plan a warm up.
  • It is compulsory to bring full PE kit to each lesson (please visit the uniform page). If a student fails to bring kit for 1 lesson they will get a warning and given spare kit to borrow. 2 forgotten kits will result in an afterschool detention.
  • There may be occasions when a student requires alternative footwear (e.g. football boots). Your PE teacher will inform you of this with plenty of time to prepare.
  • If a student is ill or injured, they are required to provide a parent’s/ carer’s note. This can last one week. Any injury or illness that lasts longer than 1 week requires a doctor’s note.

KEY STAGE 4 – CORE CURRICULUM

Games and activities studied in Key Stage 3 are continued through Key Stage 4 but students develop the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. 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. For Core Curriculum, all Year 9, 10 and 11 students have two lessons of PE each week.

Games and activities studied at Key Stage 3 such as netball, football, badminton, volleyball, basketball, athletics, rounder’s, cricket, table tennis and rugby are continued into KS4. In addition, students have the option to complete a BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Award in Sport, which is equivalent to 1 GCSE (see below).

 

 

Our values #2: “Everyone is ambitious and welcomes the challenge of being the best they can”

To be the best you can be at Key Stage 4 you should:

  • Due to the practical nature of this subject there are no homework expectations for Core PE.
  • There may be occasions when students are asked to further research some rules or regulations, prepare a coaching session plan or plan a warm up.
  • It is compulsory to bring full PE kit to each lesson (please visit the uniform page). If a student fails to bring kit for 1 lesson they will get a warning and given spare kit to borrow. 2 forgotten kits will result in an afterschool detention.
  • There may be occasions when a student requires alternative footwear (e.g. football boots). Your PE teacher
  • will inform you of this with plenty of time to prepare.
  • If a student is ill or injured, they are required to provide a parent’s/ carer’s note. This can last one week. Any injury or illness that lasts longer than 1 week requires a doctors note.

KEY STAGE 4 – BTEC LEVEL 1 / LEVEL 2 AWARD IN SPORT

Students have the option to complete a BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Award in Sport, which is equivalent to 1 GCSE.

You will study 4 units across 3 years, each with a mixture of written assignments, practical performance and online examination. In the first year you will develop and refine your skills as a leader, eventually delivering and reviewing sessions to your classmates.

The next unit of work revolves around your practical performance in sport as an official and as a performer. Not only will you showcase your knowledge and experience as an official but you will perform a variety of sports and analyse your own performance to try and identify strengths and weaknesses that will help you become a more effective performer in the future.

In the second year the next unit you will study include learning about fitness training and how this can benefit and improve your sporting performance. Students will have to pass an online exam with national benchmark of a Level 2 Pass in order to achieve the highest overall grade on this course.

In the final year you will create and implement your own 6 week fitness programme, maintaining a training diary that will allow you to reflect and improve your programme in the future.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A BTEC SPORT QUALIFICATION?

Achieving a successful grade in BTEC Sport can open up a huge variety of different opportunities which will allow you to investigate and experience many different pathways.

The practical, vocational style of learning and content of work helps build many transferrable skills that can be used in employment, education and training. These opportunities could include: further and higher education courses at school or college, apprenticeships or many sport & leisure sector employers.

Studying a BTEC course will allow students to take their first step into a career in leisure or sport. When they finish the course they will have a blend of technical and academic skills to support them to progress further.

This course will give you an insight into working in the sports sector which could include: Fitness Instructor, Leisure and Sports Manager, Secondary Education Teaching Professionals, Physiotherapist, Sports Player, Sports Coaches, Sports and Leisure Assistant

KEY STAGE 5

Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy work together to create a unique post-16 learning community, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC). For details of the full range of courses and opportunities available, please visit www.tenconline.co.uk

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Students at Huxlow have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs during and after the College day. Throughout the year we change our extra curricular timetable to suit the district competitions that our run within Wellingborough & Rushden schools. We have teams that represent Huxlow in:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Rowing
  • Volleyball
  • Dodgeball
  • Athletics
  • Softball
  • Rounders
  • Cycling
  • Cross Country

We are hoping to introduce new teams in Badminton, Handball and Cricket.

Throughout the year there will be a programme of House competitions where we offer lots of opportunities for all students to take part in an activity. These range from football, netball, dodgeball, rowing, volleyball & benchball. With the final house event being the annual Sports Day.

We also started a new initiative with the Northamptonshire School Sports Manager to run a leadership academy for our most able students in Year 7 & 8. Within this programme they have developed their leadership skills and will run a Change 4 Life festival to some of our local Junior Schools.

Keep up with all the news, fixtures and results from the Huxlow PE department and sports teams with Twitter @HuxlowPE

DEPARTMENT STAFF

  • Mr S. Letts – Learning Leader for PE
  • Miss S. Donald – Teacher of PE
  • Miss G. Roberts – Teacher of PE and English, Pastoral Leader for Year 10
  • Mr A. O'Connor - Teacher of PE 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would to find out more about the PE curriculum, please contact Mr S Letts, Learning Leader for PE