- PE: Mr. King – Head of Department
- Mrs R Henderson- Head of Girls PE
- Mrs Ferguson
- Mr G Wilkinson
Faculty Mission Statement/ Aims:
The Creative Arts Faculty is accessible to all students. We encourage learners to develop confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. We believe through the wealth of creative subjects available, that all students have the opportunity attain success through personalised learning. We encourage innovation and curiosity within lessons, instilling a sense of self-belief and fulfilment. Each member of the Creative Arts Faculty is passionate about their subject and strive to activate and excite pupils interest through their experience and knowledge. We endeavour to provide new opportunities for students to reach their potential, for students to feel supported, engaged and empowered. These elements are key to maintaining the very high standards of achievement enjoyed by all subject areas within the faculty.
To develop children’s creativity, knowledge and understanding of the key skills and roles within sport, to prepare them for further study in the subject and inspire their future career and lifestyle choices.
Key Stage 3
Red Pathway students receive three lessons a fortnight, with pupil taught within ability groups
Green / Blue pathway students receive four lessons a fortnight, with pupil taught within ability groups
Pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum taking part in a range of activities from outwitting opponents (invasion games / net and wall games / striking and fielding games), performing at maximum levels (swimming and athletics based activities), exploring and communicating ideas (dance, cheerleading), accurate replication of actions (gymnastics), identifying and solving problems (orienteering, coaching and leadership) and exercising safely (health and fitness) curriculum areas
Key Stage 4 – Pupil’s selecting GCSE PE as an option subject receive 5 lessons a fortnight and are assessed on – four practical performances; an analysis of performance controlled assessment task; sit a final exam at the end of year 11
Pupils selecting BTEC Sport as an option subject receive 5 lessons a fortnight where they will complete a range of practical and theory based assignments across four different units (fitness testing and training; practical sport; planning and leading sports activities; planning and running a sports event)
All pupils at KS4 also receive two hours a fortnight of core PE.
Homework is set by each faculty subject once every fortnight and often will link to the theme currently being studied within the lesson.
Homework is an important tool within the creative subject areas to aid students to build upon the skills learned within the lesson. Homework also allows students to demonstrate their ability to independently investigate personalised themes and topics.
- A willingness to express and share your views and opinions with others and work towards an agreement.
- To engage and develop curiosity in learning and strive to reach your full potential.
- The ability to work successfully as a member of a group or team.
- An ability to use language and understand images, events and icons in music, the arts and sport which have meaning in a culture.
- A respect for other’s needs, interests and feelings as well as your own.
Advice can be sought from all classroom teachers as well as Heads of Department and Faculty Head. When the Art’s County inspector visited Seaham High School recently, the judgement inspector sighted that a key element to the outstanding success of the subject area was due to the excellent relationship between students and teacher.
- Mr. Blackman – Head of the Creative Arts Faculty.