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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

Welcome to Huxlow Science College

At Huxlow Science College we believe that school days are precious and form the foundations for our students’ future lives. We have a determination to ensure that our students are given the best possible opportunities to succeed both academically and as young people who are an asset to the communities in which they live. Our community is rightly very proud of our school, our students and their successes. We have a rich history of students of all abilities and backgrounds fulfilling their potential in all areas of their education and they are supported and challenged daily to gain the skills, confidence and qualifications they will need to be successful in an ever-changing world.

We pride ourselves on the levels of support and guidance we offer our students and place students and their needs at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to ensure students are happy, feel safe and are taught well. Developing ‘The Whole Child’ is one of our core responsibilities and our students are challenged to aim for the highest personal and academic standards. We have high expectations of behaviour and respect across our community and forge excellent relationships with both students and parents.

I am hugely proud to be the Headteacher of Huxlow Science College and to lead the school as we build on recent increases in both student numbers and exam results. It is such a privilege to be entrusted with the lives of the young people in our community, to shape their characters and enable their success.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students, parents and carers to experience all that is Huxlow in the very near future.

Paul Letch - Headteacher

Headteacher

Physical Education


Huxlow aims to provide a stimulating, engaging and enjoyable curriculum that builds on each student's prior learning and provides new and exciting activities as the students’ progress through the years. The PE curriculum at Huxlow enables all young people to:

  • Thrive through the excellence of our high-quality teaching and sporting opportunities created.
  • Create aspirational students that foster a lifelong love of sport and physical activity
  • Embed our core values of Respect, Ambition and Pride through sport and leadership activities safe.

Through 2 hours of PE a week, students develop skills used in a wide variety of sports and activities, learning the rules and basic game play to perform successfully. When performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own performance and that of others, finding strategies 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.

By the time our students leave Huxlow, we hope that PE has enabled them to have a good health and wellbeing, strong character, active citizens and willing to pursue their own interests and talents for lifelong participation.

Key PE Principle
Within every PE lesson, regardless of age, sex or ability you will see examples of our department Key PE Principles. Every teacher delivers lessons that include:

1) Challenge & Stretch

  • Through student leadership – student led warm ups & cool downs, peer coaching/teaching, officiating & scoring games, leading plenaries.
  • Pre-Learning for analysis of performance both verbally & visually.
  • Emphasis on target setting

2) Remembering over time

  • All students recap previous lesson/year/key stage learning by performing skills/ techniques/ tactics and Q/A coaching points at start of lessons.

3) Access for all

  • Quality First Teaching – differentiated learning outcomes and targets, targeted questioning based on ability, and scaffolded support according to need.
  • Student grouping - promotes stretch and challenge as well as motivational support for less able learners
  • Leadership targets set to encourage different style of learning regardless of ability or background.

 

 

DEPARTMENT STAFF


Mr S Letts - Head of PE

Miss S Donald - Teacher of PE

Mr A O'Connor - Teacher of PE

Mrs K Letts - Teacher/Head of Key Stage 4 & Whole School Behaviour Lead

Mrs H Sghendo - Teacher 

Miss G Roberts - Teacher of PE

FURTHER INFORMATION
If you would like to find out more about the PE curriculum, please contact Mr S Letts - Head of PE

By phone: 01933 650496
By email: s.letts@huxlow.northants.sch.uk