Meet the Department

Mr Sheers Curriculum Leader
Mrs Cooper Teacher
Mr Brooke Teacher
Miss Hutchings Teacher
Mr Lewis Teacher

Subject Overview

Physical Education aids students to develop their skills, knowledge, and competencies to live healthy, both physically and psychologically. By encouraging students to live active lives at school will promote a healthier society. The Physical Education department at Bishop Challoner are fully committed to the all-round development of each one of our students regardless of their ability and the exciting and creative curriculum reflects this passion and our commitment. Our expectations are that pupils are organised, bring the correct kit to lessons and work to the best of their ability.

We encourage the positive values of determination, resilience, cohesion and responsibility throughout all our key stages and students within our department feel valued, safe and confident to participate and perform to the best of their ability. Our curriculum provides students with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and experience different teaching methods in order to develop physically, mentally and emotionally. Health-related fitness plays a big part in our curriculum at all key stages and we aim to encourage and support all students to improve and maintain their fitness levels. Students are encouraged to work individually and as part of a team which helps build trust, problem-solving and communication skills.

Competition is a huge part of the sporting environment at Challoner and we pride ourselves on providing our students with a vast array of competitive sporting opportunities, and part of life in general and whilst we encourage competition and the competitive spirit we also promote the ideals of fair play and honour. We feel that this provides a positive and enjoyable learning environment for all our students. Through our curriculum, we hope students build the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports, and activities both in school and through club links and progression routes.

Curriculum Map

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Extra Curricular Opportunities

We pride ourselves on our very comprehensive and successful extra-curricular programme.   Our teams for boys and girls in Football, Rugby, Basketball, Table Tennis, Athletics, Cross Country, Badminton, and Trampolining are very successful. We also provide clubs for pupils who just want to play and enjoy Sports. We have an open door policy, everyone is welcome!

Below are examples of the Trips and Excursions organised by the PE Department

Festival of Sport – Euskirchen (German Exchange)
In conjunction with the Basingstoke Voluntary Sports Council we are involved in a Sports exchange programme with one of Basingstoke`s twin towns, Euskirchen in the West of Germany. The exchange takes place over a long weekend at the end of June. Pupils get to experience German life, engage in competitive sports and also visit Phantasialand (One of Europe`s biggest Theme Parks)

Real Madrid/Paris St Germain – Football Tours
Mr Howe has presided over a number of Football Tours. Pupils get the opportunity for coaching by the Academy’s Coaches and to play in competitive matches. Students also get to watch a league cup game and have a tour of the stadium.

Real Madrid – Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School

Madrid Trip Letter 2020

Day Trips
Pupils also get opportunities to develop their skills and enhance their experiences. Trips such as;

  • Men`s and Women`s Rugby Internationals
  • Hampshire Cricket Press Day
  • Step into Sport Leadership Training

For further information on the curriculum please email

PE Bulletin 18
PE Bulletin 18
Version: 06.18
329 KiB