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Physical Education (PE)

PE banner 2Crawshaw Academy_2021 (66) (Large)Physical Education Department Vision:

We feel passionately in our offer of a PE curriculum that inspires all students to achieve their ‘personal best’ through experiencing high quality physical education, school sport, and physical activity that will lead to lifelong participation and a greater understanding of health and well-being. A curriculum that develops competence, confidence and character, gives students opportunities to enjoy and excel in exercise and sport while providing memorable learning experiences in and beyond the curriculum. 

Crawshaw Academy PE department have launched a new and improved Physical Education offer for students across Key stage 3 and 4. This is built on research from around the globe focusing on good practice in the subject and what makes a quality PE curriculum.

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Programme Leader:

Mr B Langford

Subject Teachers:

  • Miss D Swales
  • Mr A Batey
  • Mrs N Briggs
  • Ms D Nicholson (Assistant Principal)

Core PE Curriculum Overview

PE Pathway

Key Stage 3 Core PE

KS3 Physical Education (core)
Students in years 7, 8 and 9 at Crawshaw receive their full entitlement of 2 hours of Physical Education teaching per week. Our focus in year 7 is to develop ‘Confident Movers’. The programme of activities is very simple and allows students to explore fundamental movement skills in context through a range of different activities and sports.

In year 8 our focus is to develop ‘Versatile Performers’ establishing skills and techniques for success in sport, physical activity and in life.

In year 9 our focus is ‘Healthy Leaders’ developing competences to motivate and instruct others to move. Students are also given opportunities to develop life skills through undertaking leadership and first aid training.

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Key Stage 4 Core PE

KS4 Physical Education (core)

Students in year 10 receive 3 hours of Physical Education per fortnight (equivalent 1 ½ hours per week), while year 11 students receive 2 hours of Physical Education teaching per week.

Our aim in Year 10 is for students to be ‘Independently Active’ embedding active healthy living routines into their lives. In Year 11 ‘Active Role Models’ mastering concepts to flourish in life. As students’ progress through school a wider number of activities are introduced year on year, until in year 11 when students have a free choice of activity. This not only ensures that students have a good understanding of an activity before they move on to the next one but also keeps students interested and motivated as new activities are introduced each year.

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PE Assessment

In core PE students are assessed in three domains. There are 6 milestones in each which encompass a wide range of skills and competencies and embrace our Crawshaw standards. Students, parents and teachers can track their progress and achievements every step of their journey. 

FINAL PE Assessment

miMove App @Crawshaw

We want physical activity to make your life better and to help you we have opened a miMove account for each of you.


The PE Dept have worked towards making a purposeful and sustainable shift in culture at Crawshaw Academy moving forwards, embracing new 21st century technologies.

Our aim is for each of our students to develop a ‘Physical Activity Habit’ throughout their time at Crawshaw and beyond, leading to participation in lifelong Physical activity.

The miMove app established in 2019, can be installed on a phone or tablet device on Google Play Store and Apple AppStore or via the new web based version on any online device including PCs and laptops. Your child/you can then start using the app to record all the activity your child does. It is very straightforward and requires just 4 taps on the device to log the activity.
This innovative platform is now being used across the world and is continuing to gain real momentum, underpinned by academic research and led by leading Physical Education practitioners who are also involved as part of the Government PE Taskforce to combat National inactivity. Crawshaw Academy have been championing miMove since March 2020. We were the first school in Yorkshire to use the platform with great success and are just one of hundreds of schools using the platform across the globe.

MiMove data allows us to communicate, celebrate and support our students in a number of ways:

  • It allows us to see the number of students who are physically active by Year and Class breakdown, as well as each individual pupil’s profile.
  • Activity locations where students undertake sport and exercise
  • Importantly student ‘Emotional responses’, supporting Healthy Active lifestyles and Emotional wellbeing.
    All this, while also giving us the tools to send notifications to the student’s via the platform to encourage each and everyone one of them along the way on their journey.

Is it safe?
Your child’s data will be treated sensitively and will remain secure. Only your child, you and the authorised staff at school will have access to each individual’s data.

For further information on miMove visit:

PE Extra Curricular

As a department we run a wide range of PE extra-curricular clubs and teams which varies with the sporting seasons in city wide, regional and national competitions. This is in addition to our annual Sports Day and regular inter-house competitions throughout the academic year.

Extra Curricular Timetable

Examination PE

Overview of Examination PE

Click here to view the GCSE Long Term Plan

Cambridge National Level 1/2 Sports Science (Key stage 4)

The qualification can be taken as an Applied option in Year 9 and studied across 3 years or alternatively chosen to study over two years in 10 and 11. 

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Award Winning PE Dept

Our PE Department is Award winning

Leeds Sports Awards

Crawshaw Academy PE Department were successful at the Leeds Sports Awards 2021, winning School Sport category for the innovative use of miMoveApp which engaged very many of our students to remain active throughout the pandemic supporting their health and wellbeing. 

Quality Mark - DistinctionWe are again delighted to receive the fantastic news The Association for Physical Education re- awarded Crawshaw Academy AfPE Quality Mark with Distinction for 'demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education and Sport' for a further period of three years following a successful re-validation process.

The Crawshaw Academy is the only High school in Leeds, and indeed one of only a handful of schools in Yorkshire, to achieve national recognition for standards in Physical Education.

This award recognises the strength and quality of Physical Education in the school, as well as outstanding practice and innovation.

The award has a rigorous application process in order to ensure that the recipients demonstrate good and outstanding practice. Awards are only given to those Schools who ensure rigour and sustainability in the planning, monitoring and continuous development of high quality Physical Education and Sport.

In addition, our practice has also been recognised and shared as good practice by the Association for Physical Education in their national publication.Quality Mark in Practice - CRAWSHAW ACADEMY - Positive Leadership

SG-L1-3-gold-2021-22We are delighted to announce that we CRAWSHAW ACADEMY have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school's engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.  

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven't previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. A special thanks to: Crawshaw PE Department for their hard work and tireless efforts in promoting our PE offer. Crawshaw teachers and staff who give time outside of their subject area to provide opportunities for pupils as part of our School Sport programme. Thanks also to West Leeds Well School Partnership, as well as our community partners. Finally, to all students who have participated in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity at Crawshaw Academy over the last year and parents/guardians who have actively encouraged and supported their child to do so.




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Community Sports links

West Leeds School Sport Partnership

West Leeds School Sport Partnership website – ‘Community sport’ is a one stop shop for finding sports to participate in around West Leeds


For Leeds Secondary School Sport there is a dedicated website.

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