Recognised, with distinction!

We are delighted to have been recognised, with distinction, for the quality of our PE and Sports programme. 

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The Association for Physical Education (afPE) awarded the new accolade in recognition of our commitment to pupils’ health and wellbeing, excellent teaching and the provision of first-rate facilities.

The afPE Quality Mark is highly regarded and recognises the crucial role that Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) plays in the lives of children, as well as how it impacts on whole school improvement.

Assessed by a panel of former teachers and experts in the teaching of PE following an extensive self-review and evaluation process, our school has been praised for the quality of teaching, curriculum provision, leadership and management. Specifically, the validator highlighted excellent planning by all teaching staff, a good understanding of what should be taught, a varied and balanced curriculum and high-quality PE facilities.

Our Principal, Jane Brown, said: “We believe that physical activity is essential if children are to do well in school. And New College takes a ‘whole person’ approach to education. We value creative subjects, sports and PE highly as they help our students to flourish in other subjects, and as people.

The afPE Quality Mark Award will help to raise the profile of our – both locally and nationally – and further promotes the importance of PE as a subject. Providing a platform for sharing success, the recognition identifies where we are now in terms of PESSPA achievement, and direction for the future.

Jane adds: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this accreditation, it is an amazing achievement for everybody involved and truly a team effort.  It is a testament to the hard work and determination that the New College team deliver daily, and I couldn’t be prouder.”

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