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Teaching Staff

Mr M Wilson (Head of Department, Teacher of PE)
Mr J. Offer (Head of Sport, Teacher of PE)
Mr S. Newell (Teacher of PE, Teacher of Geography)
Mr B. Pickard (KS5 Progress Manager, Teacher of PE)
Mr B. Rooney (Co-ordinator of Sixth-Form Enrichment, Teacher of PE)
Mr R. Smith (Teacher of PE)
Mr A. Wilkinson (Assistant Headteacher, Teacher of PE, Teacher of Geography)

Community Sport Staff

Mr A. Allen (Director of Community Sport and Facilities)
Mr M. Evans (Community Engagement Manager)
Mr N. Stephenson (Fitness Suite Manager)
Mr D. Fieldhouse (Physical Literacy Coach)
Miss E. Miller (Community Sport Assistant)
Mr R. Pledger (Physical Literacy Coach)
Mr A. Smith (Community Sport Intern)


  • Full-size 3G synthetic turf pitch
  • Full-size grass football pitch
  • Full-size grass rugby pitch
  • 9 v 9 grass football pitch
  • Cricket pitch with astro-turf wicket
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sports Hall equipped and marked for the following:
    • Badminton (4 courts)
    • Cricket nets (4 lanes, one with a bowling machine)
    • Basketball
    • Futsal
    • Volleyball
  • Smaller hall equipped for the following:
    • Gymnastics
    • Table tennis (6 tables)
  • Fitness Suite with a range of resistance and cardiovascular equipment
  • 2 classrooms with student computers for theory lessons

Schemes of Work

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3, the Units of Study include:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Health-related fitness
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Sports Leadership
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis

Students are assessed in each area of study and given a curriculum grade to show their attainment and progress.

Key Stage 4

The focus in Key Stage 4 curriculum PE is choice, with students able to select from a range of activities that are changed at the beginning of each term. We believe that it is important to promote ‘lifelong activity’ and one of the aims of KS4 PE at Carre’s is to help students discover sports and activities that they can continue to enjoy once they have left the school.

The department offers the GCSE AQA Physical Activity specification. This specification follows on from the Key Stage 3 Physical Education programme of study by providing students with exciting opportunities to lead a healthy and active lifestyle by choosing from a variety of roles and activities in which to participate in physical activity. The content of this GCSE Physical Education specification is designed to enable students to enjoy and understand the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle and to provide a route to Higher Education in PE.

The GCSE PE course is assessed by two components; one is an examination taken at the end of Year 11 with a weighting of 40% and the other is a practical, internally-assessed component worth 60%.

Candidates are timetabled for one lesson per week in the classroom learning about why and how we perform the way we do. In addition, they have three lessons (per two-week rotation) of practical based activity working to develop their ability in the roles of player/performer, organiser, leader/coach, choreographer or official.

Key Stage 5

Sixth-form enrichment on a Wednesday afternoon offers KS5 students the chance to participate in a range of sports and enjoy free use of the Fitness Suite. There are also regular football, rugby, basketball and cricket fixtures against other schools.

The department follows the AQA specification for Physical Education at AS and A2.

This specification builds on the student’s experience from Key Stage 4 and GCSE to enhance their knowledge and increase their understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in physical education. The qualification looks to equip students with skills and knowledge required for higher education or the world of work.

The specification offers students the opportunity to experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles in sport such as performer, official, leader and coach at AS. Students will then specialise in one of these roles at A2.

In theory lessons, students will investigate current contemporary topics in sport such as the impact of the use of ergogenic aids, technology and the increasing commercialisation of sport.

The department also offers the B-Tec National Award in Sport, during which students will study a variety of units designed to help them become occupationally ready to take up employment in the sport sector at the appropriate level. This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education (HE) in university or college. By studying a BTEC National, learners develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts.

Extra-curricular sporting opportunities


Carre’s has established an excellent reputation nationally for their football teams having enjoyed some fantastic runs in the ESFA U18 Schools’ Trophy in recent years. Over 500 teams enter this competition each year and we have reached one final (2008/09), three semi-finals (2004/05, 2006/07 and 2013/14) and two quarter-finals (2007/08 and 2010/11). We were also semi-finalists in the ESFA U16 Schools’ Cup in the 2008/09 and quarter-finalists in 2009/10.

Teams compete at district, county and national level at all age groups and also run B teams to provide opportunities for more boys to represent the school.

In 2013/14 Carre’s were crowned Kesteven and Sleaford District Champions in the U12, U13, U14 and U15 leagues. Success was also enjoyed in the Lincolnshire Schools’ Cups, with Carre’s winning the U14 and U16 competitions and finishing runners-up at U15.

Rugby Union

Carre’s run teams at all age groups and compete at district and county level and 2013/14 saw the U14 side crowned County Champions. We compete at national level in the RFU Natwest Schools’ Cups at U15 and U18 and in 2013/14 Ben Dixon became the first Carre’s student to represent England in the sport when he was selected to play for the U18 side.

Carre’s also play fixtures against some of the top Independent schools in the country and each student has the opportunity to tour with the school. South Africa was the destination in 2009 and in July 2014 the U16 side enjoyed a fantastic trip to Australia. Preparations are already well under way for a tour to Ireland in 2016, with several age groups getting the opportunity to play.


The profile of basketball continues to rise at Carre’s and we enter the district and county competitions at all age groups. 2012/13 saw us compete at national level for the first time in several years and we now enter an U18 team in the Dynamik National Schools’ Competition each year.


Cricket is the school’s main summer sport and we compete at district and county level. Every student will have the opportunity to join a cricket tour during their time at the school, with St. Lucia the destination again in 2016 after a successful tour there in 2013.


Carre’s are building a strong golfing reputation after winning the Lincolnshire Schools’ Team Championship in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Several students have represented Lincolnshire in recent years, with Oliver Harrod going on to represent England against Scotland in 2014. This was the pinnacle of a remarkable year for Oliver, who also represented the North of England and was crowned Lincolnshire Schools’ Individual Champion.


Now that girls are welcomed to Carre’s in the sixth-form we run an U18 team that enter district and county competitions.

National representative honours in 2013/14

Ben Dixon – Rugby Union

Oliver Harrod – Golf

Chris Davies – Triathlon

Haran Dunderdale - Athletics

Chris Brown - Archery


The school promotes excellence in PE and sport, but also participation. We offer a wide-range of additional extra-curricular activities including: table tennis, tennis, badminton, volleyball, athletics and archery.

Student leadership is viewed as an integral part of extra-curricular sport at Carre’s. Students have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications (Level 1-3 Awards in Sports Leadership) and are given responsibility in several leadership capacities within the extra-curricular sports programme. The House competitions are run by students for students, with overall responsibility being given to the Head Boy of Sport. Students often assist with the coaching of younger age groups which helps to extend provision, develop the leadership skills of the older students and provide role-models for those lower down the school.

The school has fantastic links with many of the local sports clubs and we strive to promote suitable opportunities for our students to participate in sport and physical activity outside of the school environment.

We are constantly striving to maximise opportunities for our students and we run a comprehensive House Sport system. Teams from Bristol, Carre, Lafford and Welby compete in a variety of sporting events including the annual Sports Day at the Princess Royal Athletics Stadium in Boston. Approximately 300 students are involved in this competition each year, with those not competing in Boston representing their House in the Games Day back at Carre’s.