Sports do not build character. They reveal it...”
The PE Curriculum team aims to promote, in all students, an understanding and appreciation of the positive benefits of health and physical activity.
Tong held specialist sports college status until the schools’ specialism programme was abolished and this discipline continues to be one of our key strengths, as we continue working towards making the school a centre of Sporting Excellence.
We offer a varied range of qualifications to all students, as well as the surrounding community and other schools.
Currently being offered in Years 9, 10 and 11 we have BTEC Level 2 in Sport (Single and Double award) and GCSE PE (both courses follow Edexcel syllabi).
'Heart Start' life saving skills are also taught during core PE lessons.
Students will be offered the opportunity to access the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.
Academically the Curriculum area offers the BTEC National Certificate in Sport (Coaching, development and fitness).
Core Physical Education programme
All students in Years 7-11 receive two hours of PE lessons each week and the curriculum has recently been revamped.
A wide variety of traditional and non-traditional physical activities, including football, rugby, swimming, basketball, netball, athletics, rounders, cricket, zumba, pilates, boxercise, trampolining, yoga, cheerleading, cycling and gymnastics are offered.
A combination of the development from the KS3 curriculum with Heart start/Life support and alternative certification.
Students may represent the school in a large number of sports/activities, including:
Football, basketball, cricket, rugby league, swimming, trampolining, badminton and athletics (indoor and cross country).
Football, netball, rounders, gymnastics, swimming, cheerleading, trampolining, athletics (indoor and cross country)
How we teach:
The PE/Performing Arts Zone is a thriving area offering an extensive variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities. The team is made up of nine full time staff members, including a swimming specialist.
We promote the high quality provision of Physical Education at Tong and across the Bradford School Sports Partnership, which is a sustainable sporting framework for primary schools locally.
We have developed local sport partnerships with a varied network of local sports institutions and increased the contribution that they bring to student achievement at Tong High School.
Our partners include the Bradford Bulls, Bradford City FC, Halifax Town Football Club, Bradford Park Avenue, West Bowling Cricket Club, East Bierley Cricket Club, Dudley Hill Rugby League Football Club
The sporting facilities are state-of-the-art with a full size, floodlit, 3rd generation astro-turf pitch two floodlit multi-use games areas, which include three full size basketball courts (10 baskets/stands), and four tennis/netball courts.
There is also an extensive grassed area with a rugby pitch and two football pitches.
Further sports fields include an extra rugby pitch, a cricket/athletics area and more training areas. The indoor facilities include a 25m swimming pool, fitness suite (all Techno gym equipment), large sports hall and gymnasium, a dance studio and climbing wall. In addition, there is a designated PE classroom with interactive whiteboard.
In March 2008 Tong was designated as a Specialist Sports College for the third time.
In February 2008, Tong was awarded an International Schools Innovation Award by the Youth Sport Trust.
“The sports specialism contributes well to students’ understanding of how to keep themselves healthy and safe. The impact of this work is shown clearly in the number and range of awards held by the school.”
|Mr Murby||Curriculum Leader|
|Miss Dawson||Acting Deputy Curriculum Leader|
|Mr Baddeley||Assistant Curriculum Leader|
|Mrs Mitcalfe||Acting Assistant Curriculum Leader|
|Mr Towler||Advanced Skills Teacher|
|Mr Ford||Student Progress Leader/ Teacher|
|Mr C Ignatowski||Swimming Facilitator/Out of Hours coordinator|