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Skegness Academy


"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
William Arthur Ward

Meet the PE department

John Maycock – Teaching & Learning Lead
"I graduated with a sports degree from Bedfordshire University and qualified as a teacher through a GTP at the Skegness Academy. I enjoy teaching both pracatical aspects of physical education as well as the theory elements. I also have a passion for delivering extra-curricular clubs so pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills in competitive fixtures.

Jack Hill
‘My philosophy of teaching Physical Education is to emphasise active student participation alongside understanding the benefits of being healthy. It's equally important that my students know I try to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Outside of my interests in education, I am passionate about snooker, pool and particularly football."

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What we offer

The Physical Education curriculum is diverse and aims to meet the needs of all pupils, it cater for those pupils who enjoy games type activities and those that would prefer the more aesthetic or individual type activities.

The curriculum follows a set template in year 7 - 9, then becomes much more option based in year 10/11.

Click here for the Year 7 curriculum plan - Thursday periods 1 and 2

Click here for the Year 7 curriculum plan - Thursday periods 3 and 4

Click here for the Year 8 curriculum plan - Wednesday periods 1 and 2

Click here for the Year 8 curriculum plan - Wednesday periods 3 and 4

Click here for the Year 9 curriculum plan - Monday periods 1 and 2

Click here for the Year 9 curriculum plan - Monday periods 3 and 4

The Academy uses an assessment plan that allows all pupils in the academy to achieve, whether they are a performer or a leader.

Key Stage 4

BTEC First Award in Sport (NQF) Level 2

  • Unit 1. Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 2. Practical Sports Performance
  • Unit 5. Training for Personal Fitness
  • Unit 6. Leading Sports Activities


  • Theory of Education – Healthy and Active Lifestyles, Your healthy, Active Body (This is examined at the end of year 11)
  • Performance in Physical Education – Practical Performance, Analysis of Performance (Pupils are assessed in 4 activities, from 2 different groups)

For GCSE PE pupils will get the opportunity to take part in a number of different sports, to allow them to choose their 4 best, these sports include: climbing, archery, trampolining, dance, football, netball, rugby, rounders, fitness, personal survival and swimming.

Key Stage 5 

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport  (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

  • Unit 1. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 2. The Physiology of Fitness
  • Unit 3. Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Unit 4. Training and Programming
  • Unit 5. Sports Coaching
  • Unit 6. Sports Development
  • Unit 7. Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Additional units are followed in Year 13 to achieve the Diploma

Enrichment Activities

The Academy has an extensive range of extra-curricular activities that support the curriculum, this changes on a termly basis. The following clubs are offered:

Term 1

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Dance
  • Trampolining
  • Judo
  • Cross Country
  • Iron man training
  • Conditioning for all sports
  • Table Tennis
  • Archery


The Academy provides pupils with access to high quality facilities:

  • 7 Netball/Tennis courts
  • Sports Hall
  • Auditorium with stage area
  • 2 football pitches (1 senior/1 Junior)
  • Grid squares
  • 1 Rugby Pitch
  • 6 lane 200m track
  • 8 lane 100m straight
  • Fitness Suite

PE Kit

The Academy has strict guidelines on dress and all pupils are expected to wear the full Academy uniform.

Please click here for details of the P.E. expectations and kit.

Events and Fixtures

There is a comprehensive fixture list that includes football, rugby, basketball and netball.

The Boys Football teams play in The league, The League Cup, County Cup and National Cup, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16.

The Girls Football Team play in the County and National Cup, U13, U14, U16.


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