Physical Education and Sport
How often do pupils have P.E. and Sport?
At Eaton Square Senior School, pupils’ have one PE lesson and two double games lessons per week. During lessons, pupils will experience a dynamic and varied curriculum that is designed to promote a culture of physical activity, develop performance, and expose pupils to new and exciting sporting experiences.
What sports are available to the pupils?
Pupils in Year 7 and 8 have the opportunity to experience:
- Table Tennis
- Transition Games
- Striking and Fielding Games
- Outdoor Adventure Activities
The current Games rotation for pupils in Year 7 and 8 is as follows
Where do P.E. lessons take place?
In good weather, we make full use of Green Park or Hyde Park. Otherwise, we use our indoor gym located on the school site. Our Games sessions take place at our facilities in Acton Town.
Why do we go to Acton Town for Games?
The main reason for travelling to Acton for Games is the quality and range of the facilities available to us. These include grass football and rugby pitches, netball courts, a hockey astroturf pitch, cricket nets, tennis courts and cricket squares. These far exceed anything we are able to secure more locally meaning we can take more pupils to the same location and staff a greater range of sports.
The playing fields at Boddington also afford us exclusive use of changing facilities and pitches. Eaton Square Senior School has exclusive access to the facilities at Acton Town five afternoons a week which means we do not have to compete for bookings or space. As we grow, it is likely that we will use a wider range of facilities as our sporting and games options increase.
How do you travel to and from Games sessions?
All pupils currently travel in small supervised groups on public transport. This is primarily because it is the quickest way to reach the grounds and therefore allows more time for sport. It is only seven stops on the Piccadilly line which takes around 20 minutes, followed by a five-minute walk to the sports grounds.
We believe that it is important for pupils to learn the appropriate procedures and etiquette to use on public transport and therefore this is all part of their school experience.
Do we play fixtures against other schools?
Yes! Competing against other schools in a range of sports gives our pupils the opportunity to test and showcase their talents while also allowing us to learn important life skills. These include learning how to lose gracefully and win magnanimously and how to engage in good sportsmanship whilst representing the school. We are incredibly proud that 100% of Year 7 and 8 pupils and over 75% of the entire school have represented the school in an external fixture this year. We are looking to build on this as our school grows.
How do you select school teams?
We aim to find the right balance between providing opportunities for all whilst ensuring pupils achieve as much success as possible. We are always keen to recognise achievement by players in all school teams. It is therefore important that pupils who are in picked to represent the school act as good role models at all times.
Players are expected to:
- Have a positive attitude to training and matches.
- Be graceful in victory and defeat.
- Wear the correct kit while training.
- Wear the proper school kit for all matches.
- Make sure that their kit is clean and in good condition.
- Look after any school equipment which they borrow.
- Be supportive of teammates at all times.
- Show respect to all members of other schools when playing at home and away.
- Play according to the spirit and rules or laws of the sport at all times and show respect to all officials.
- Behave sensibly on all journeys.
- Keep track of the calendar and make sure they know when and who they are playing.