We aim to inspire young people to both participate in and enjoy physical activity. By learning key skills and gaining a breadth of experiences students are prepared not only for sport, but for life in and out of school
We aim to provide students with the widest possible experience of physical activity in Years 7, 8 and 9 with a greater degree of specialisation in Years 10 and 11. We ensure pupils participate and enjoy PE in order for them to improve and learn key skills and experiences that not only prepare them for sport, but also life in and out of school.
Growing up my passion revolved around football and golf. Having played both to a good standard and my childhood being completely fuelled by sport, fitness and competition, a career in anything other than sport was not an option. I did spend some time coaching youth football and cricket which made me certain that teaching was the correct path for me. There is no greater job satisfaction in my eyes than helping a student transition from having never played a sport, into representing the school, and then onto signing for an outside club. I do believe that sport and fitness has something to offer everyone, it is just a matter of finding what you enjoy and what is right for you.
At Fearnhill we offer all of the traditional mainstream sports:
Football, Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Basketball, Gymnastics, Dance, Rounders, Cricket, Tennis, Athletics, Badminton & Table Tennis
Beyond this we offer other activities including:
Health Related Fitness, Outdoor Adventure Activities, Dodgeball, Lacrosse, Golf, Softball and more.
As a department we have close links with a wide variety of clubs in Letchworth and are always supporting students who wish to pursue sport further. We currently have a very strong link with Letchworth Rugby Club. This was set up as part of the RFU All Schools initiative which begun at Fearnhill in 2016. Through funding provided by the RFU we have had access to specialist coaching, equipment and kit.
Students do also get the opportunity to be part of PE based school trips. We have been on several sports tours over the last few years including cricket, netball and skiing.
Head of Performing & Expressive Arts