Department - Physical Education & Health

Staff List
Mr M Gullick - Associate Senior Leader & Director of PE, Sport & Health
Ms L Anderson - Teacher of PE and Health and Social Care
Mr J Mitchell - Teacher of PE / Head of Year 7
Ms L Beech - Teacher of PE & Health and Social Care
Mrs P Bentham – Teacher of PE/ Head of Year 11
Mr T Critchley - Physical Education Technician


Physical Education at Cox Green School ensures that students develop a passion for learning that inspires all to succeed and excel in competitive sport and prepare them for life long physical activity. Students are offered a high-quality curriculum that provides opportunities to develop curiosity through enquiry-based lessons and encourages students to take ownership of their progress through effective assessment and feedback. Sport and physical activity are an integral part of each and every student’s development, well-being and education. Sporting values such as fair play and respect are fostered to educate students on how to improve health and well-being. Students are provided with a variety of extra-curricular opportunities, outside of school time, which contributes to the platform used to celebrate all that is unique about CGS.


  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Students are physically active for sustained periods of time to support them leading healthy, active lives.
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities both in and out of school through community and sports club links.
  • They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
  • At Key Sage 3, pupils will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2, become more competent and confident in tactics and techniques and apply them across different sports and physical activities.
  • At Key Stage 4, pupils tackle more complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.


  • Our curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability or additional needs, to flourish and become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
  • We follow the exam board course layout by introducing the topics of the course from Year 10.
  • Health Based PE, which is the introduction to GCSE PE for year 7, 8 and 9, educates pupils and exposes them to Key Stage 4 content.
  • Our Sport curriculum is broad and balanced with specific development stages to allow transferable skills between sports.


  • We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun.
  • From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports.
  • We use spiral learning to develop knowledge and skills with the opportunity to revisit and deepen knowledge.
  • We teach students the difference between Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity.
  • Throughout the whole school we offer a physical education curriculum appropriate to each individual child. Our curriculum is delivered in a fully inclusive manner.
  • Pupils are provided with a balance of individual, group and team activities, some of which are competitive.
  • Pupils have access to intra and inter-school sport fixtures for a range of sports including football, netball, basketball, badminton, cricket, rounders.